When the time comes to replace your home’s furnace, there are a few thing you need to know. There are a ton of options you will have when replacing your furnace. You will need to determine which type of furnace you will want or need and what features to look for. When you begin shopping around for a new furnace and you are feeling a bit over whelmed, Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will share a few tips when buying a furnace.
What is a Good AFUE Energy Efficiency Rating?
AFUE is the (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency). The higher the AFUE the more efficient the furnace is. You will want a furnace that has a 90 or 98 AFUE rating. Do not even consider anything lower or it will cost a fortune to heat your home. To understand the savings, most older furnaces will only have a rating of 65. Simply by replacing your furnace with a higher AFUE rating, you will be saving money. When looking for a furnace you will want a high AFUE rating even though the furnace may cost a little bit more. It will help you save a lot of money in the long term.
How Do Furnace Rebates Work?
When you seek out a high efficiency furnace system there are often rebates that you can get from your energy company. After you get a higher and more efficient furnace installed, check out if your energy company provides rebates. Some people have gotten as much as $400 when replacing their furnace. If your furnace has broken down and you need to replace it, why not see if you can get extra cash back to help towards the cost of the furnace.
Determine What Size Furnace You Need
When it comes to an air conditioner or furnace unit, the size of the unit matters. There are many people who will either get a furnace that is too small or too big for their home. You need a unit to fit the size of your home’s interior space. One that is too big will not be good. You will have a number of problems including short cycling, even with a new furnace. To small of a unit and you will have poor efficiency and you will run your furnace into the ground in a short period of time. For a long lasting, less problematic and efficient furnace, make sure to get the right size unit. An HVAC service can help determine what size furnace your home will need.
Is a Variable Speed Blower Worth It?
The furnace uses a blower to circulate all of the air from the furnace into your home. There are different types of blowers. One is a fixed speed blower that just turns on and then off. For those with a smart thermostat system and for better efficiency, consider looking for a Variable speed blower as these blowers have different speeds and use only what is needed to help maintain the home temperature.
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These are some of the major considerations when buying a furnace. Also know if you have an electronic or gas powered furnace. This way there is no additional change that needs to be made to your heating system. For furnace replacement, repairs and more contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today.