Buying a new high efficiency furnace can be the solution to a wide variety of things.
Maybe you know your furnace is on its last legs. It isn’t so much as an option as it is a necessity.
Maybe it’s because you watch more of your hard earned paycheck being spent on utility bills each year. You dread the Colorado winters because you know a significant amount of your salary is devoted to paying your
Maybe it’s because you’ve started hearing more about indoor air quality, and how it impacts your health. After the wild year we’ve had with the coronavirus, you want to ensure your house has the cleanest indoor air as possible. And buying a new high efficiency furnace seems a step in the right direction.
You know you want a new furnace, but the process of buying one seems a bit daunting. It’s way outside the normal, everyday purchase. How do you go about it? And is now the time?
Actually, right now is the perfect time to buy a new high efficiency furnace, right in the heart of summer. Why? Because it’s not something you need at the moment. That gives you time to do your research, and consider your options carefully. You don’t have to make a quick decision, or risk having your inside temperatures drop considerably during the night.
What are a few of the things you should consider?
Efficiency – you’re buying a high efficiency furnace, so paying attention to how efficient it is should be your primary consideration.
Furnace efficiency is measured with an “Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency” or AFUE. The higher the AFUE rating, the more efficient the furnace will be. A 96 percent AFUE rating on a gas furnace, for example, will convert 96 percent of the fuel used by the furnace into energy.
Size – a furnace isn’t something you can pick up without taking a variety of things into consideration. Your home is unique. Everything about it is used to determine the appropriate size furnace you need to heat your space. If not, your furnace won’t operate the way it should, meaning you might need more repairs over time, and it might shorten the lifespan of your furnace. A technician should take into account things like:
IAQ additions – your furnace doesn’t operate on its own to keep your indoor air quality as best as it can be. Your home might need additional things, like humidifiers, UV light systems, or air cleaners.
Warranty – a technician can help ensure you understand your warranty, and that you abide by the guidelines to ensure it isn’t voided before its time. In some cases, you’ll need to properly maintain the furnace in order to ensure everything stays up to date.
Are you ready to buy a new high efficiency furnace?
How can we help you make the right choice for your home?