Guide to Buying a New Furnace
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Deciding to upgrade a heating system is a big financial decision, however, a new furnace can help reduce energy bills and help prevent costly repairs and sudden breakdowns. Make sure to choose the right furnace for your needs and home by considering the AFUE rating, output capacity and select a reputable furnace installation company.
Furnace efficiency is measured by an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating, with a higher rating indicating a more efficient heating system. Consumers can compare furnace efficiency by looking at the AFUE of different models and choosing the one that best suits their needs.
High-efficiency furnaces are in the top of their class when it comes to energy efficiency and while they can be costlier upfront, they can provide major energy savings over time. Today’s high-efficiency furnaces have AFUE ratings as high as 96%.
Furnace heating capacity is also important to consider, as different sized homes will have different heating requirements. Furnace output capacity is measured in British Thermal Units per hour (BTUH) and an improperly sized system won’t be able to operate efficiently or provide sufficient heating performance. Always take home square footage into account when shopping for a new furnace, but don’t include your basement.
Selecting a trusted heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) company to install your new system is just as important as selecting a quality system. Choose a company that is professionally licensed and offers proper installation by certified experts. Always look for a company that provides installation guarantees and has a proven track record of customer satisfaction.
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