Is your furnace beyond repair? Are you looking for a furnace replacement that will be more energy efficient and keep you more comfortable too?
The good news is that today's furnaces are more efficient than ever. Yet how efficient it will be in your home depends on a variety of factors. If you’re contemplating furnace replacement this year, here are a few tips to ensure you get the right one.
Your Old Furnace’s Performance
What were your old furnace’s strengths and weaknesses? Use that as a guide to help find the right equipment as you evaluate what equipment to replace what you have. If you had cold spots, for example, let your HVAC technician know so they can work to find the root cause of the problem.
Purchasing a new furnace is a significant investment. Do a little research on brand names and talk with an HVAC technician about your options.
Start With An Energy Audit
Selecting the most energy efficient furnace in the marketplace isn’t always your best option. Instead, it’s about choosing the right equipment to meet your needs and priorities. If you’ve had regular tuneups and maintenance on your current furnace, you’ve extended the lifespan of your current equipment. Plan to continue that with your new furnace purchase. Talk with your technician at installation to create a plan for keeping your new furnace as well maintained as possible.
Look Beyond The Furnace
How old is your home? How many times has your furnace been replaced? HVAC is more than heating and cooling; it includes ventilation too. If your ductwork hasn’t been inspected in a while, it might be in need of repair or replacement too. Just because it lives out of sight, doesn’t mean it can’t be the culprit behind making your heating system inefficient. Leaks, dirt, even breakage can be causing your furnace not working the way it should. If energy efficiency is your goal, it might be time for a complete furnace replacement.
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