One of the beating hearts of a home is a functioning heating system.
And here with us is winter, is your furnace in a working state? If your answer is no, a furnace replacement or repair might be your option before the weather turns cold.
And if you’re in the market for a new furnace, you want the best, so here are the top few factors to consider before settling on a furnace type.
- The fuel sources
Electric furnaces are the most popular ones because every household utilizes electricity. However, relying on an electricity-powered furnace alone puts you at risk of electricity going out and leaving your home cold.
That is why it’s essential to consider a backup fuel source like gas or oil.
- Getting the right size
Buying the right size is as vital as the fuel source you’ll be using.
Too small may mean having a furnace working under stress to heat a bigger space.
Too big means some areas get heated quicker than others, and you may need to adjust the furnace to the right temperature constantly.
Have an HVAC technician recommend the right fit for your home.
- The furnace efficiency
It’s a modern world, meaning you want everything to be efficient.
Furnaces come with different ratings of efficiency. In the modern ones, you’ll likely see AFUE ratings (furnaces annual fuel utilization efficiency) of the low 80s and high 90s.
Those with high ratings have greater efficiency.
- The installation cost
Installing a new furnace may mean extra costs.
Depending on the heating infrastructure you already have or do not have, you may need new ductwork or any other structural updates, and these are all additional costs.
So have that in mind. And know that any HVAC installation is not a DIY project, so have a professional do the installation.
- The long-term maintenance
Furnace maintenance is a very crucial part of purchasing a new furnace. You need to know what it will take to keep it working for the following years.
This means you may need to know some of the essential maintenance and ensure you know a local HVAC company you can access for yearly or bi-yearly tune-ups.
Contact Absolute Indoor Comfort, LLC For Your HVAC Installation Needs
We understand the significance of an efficiently working HVAC system.
That is why before we recommend the best furnace for you, we’ll consider your budget, energy savings and inspect your home.
Reach out today if you reside in Travis County and the surrounding areas.