How to Conduct a Furnace Comparison
Choosing a new furnace can be a big undertaking. While the furnace is one of the most
important appliances in your home, it’s also the one that people tend to know the least
about. So, when it comes to replacing a broken unit or upgrading to something more
efficient, there can be a fairly steep learning curve when it comes to knowing how to
conduct a furnace comparison.
That’s why we want to make things easier, by providing a few important details that
every homeowner should look for when shopping around for a new HVAC unit.
Here are some of most important details to consider when comparing furnaces
1. Furnace Size
Insuring that your furnace is the proper size for your household should be at the
very top of your list of criteria. In this regard, bigger is not necessarily better. When
a furnace is too large for your home it will end up costing you too much money to
run it. A furnace that is too small will not provide sufficient heating power for the
needs of your home.
The best way to determine the right size for your home is to book an appointment
with a reputable HVAC specialist for a no obligation consultation. The specialist can
come out to your home and help you determine the perfect fit.
2. Brand Reputation
As with any large purchase, you’ll definitely want to do your homework and take a
detailed look at the different furnace brands that you may consider. You’ll find that
some are better known than others for things like longevity and manufacturer’s
3. Energy Efficiency
As with the size of your furnace, you will also want to ensure that the efficiency
rating is one that best suits the needs of your household. You’ll want to take a
moment to get to understand what AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) ratings
are and how they communicate a unit’s efficiency.
Just like bigger isn’t always better, more expensive isn’t always the way to go either. Once you’ve done all of your homework and looked at reviews, efficiency ratings, and taken the time to understand your home’s needs, you’ll be in a good position to judge whether or not a unit is worth the cost.
If you’re ready to purchase a new furnace for your home, but you’re having a difficult time figuring out which type of unit will work best, we can help! Simply book a FREE in-home consultation and quote, and one of our knowledgeable and experienced experts can talk to you about selecting the right furnace for your home.
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