How to Prep for a New Furnace
There’s nothing worse than waking up cold in the middle of the night. Is your furnace old, or does it need a professional maintenance checkup? Many people forget that a furnace requires a professional checkup at least once a year.
If you receive regular maintenance and are still having issues, it’s probably time to get a new furnace installed so you won’t run the risk of waking up with chattering teeth in the middle of the night this winter.
The idea of looking for a replacement furnace might be overwhelming because of the large number of options available. With so many different styles and manufacturers to choose from, it can be challenging to know how to start. Not all furnaces are designed for every household. They have varying needs that should be considered when purchasing a new furnace. Consider what your individual needs are before you buy your system.
Consider the Benefits of High-Efficiency
Compared to older, less efficient heating systems, the latest high-efficient furnaces can save big on your fuel bill.
To assess whether it’s worth replacing your current furnace with a newer and efficient one, you’ll need to consider how efficiently the furnace performs in the middle of the colder seasons. Will continuing to run a lower efficiency furnace cost you more money in the long run?
If it takes roughly ten years for the cost to reach the break-even point, a higher efficient furnace (one that has a 95% efficiency rating or higher) will be costly initially, but it will save you money over the long term.
High efficient furnaces are also much better for the environment than older models because they operate more quietly and use way less energy.
Select the Best Fuel Type for You and Your Home
While you can choose a furnace that runs on propane, natural gas, or electricity, always select the fuel type that best suits your home. For example, an electric-powered pump that transfers heat from one air source to another is a highly economical option. Before you decide, always speak with your trusted local HVAC contractor for the most professional advice.
Extend Your System’s Life with a Regular Checkups and Maintenance
By performing seasonal maintenance repairs on your current unit with a professional contracting company, you won’t have to find a new system. Regular checkups will ensure that it’s in working order and ready for the cold months ahead.
Remember to check your air filters to see if they’re clogged or dirty, as this can affect airflow and hinder the unit’s overall efficiency. Giving your furnace a thorough checkup every few months will also keep the airflow in your home beautiful and clean all year round.
The right HVAC contractor will perform 24-hour emergency repairs and provide you with a free initial quote. Find a company that provides and services many furnaces brands, and one that holds an excellent reputation in the industry with outstanding HomeStar ratings.
Sleep soundly — and warmly — this winter. Before you buy a new furnace, know precisely what your needs are and what you’re looking for.