Most of us are now relying on our furnaces to keep us warm even though we don’t have to deal with any snow on the ground. In Las Vegas, there are still a few months that we desperately need a furnace to heat our homes as the nights can still be cold. This may leave you wondering if your furnace is working efficiently to keep you warm at night. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about furnaces and when it may be time to replace them for a more efficient model.
How to Tell Efficiency of Furnace
Having a furnace that is energy efficient will help you take some big strides in living a more eco-friendly life. To figure out if your furnace is efficient, you need to determine how many BTUs it takes to keep your house heated. You can do this with the help of an online calculator that has you enter the room dimensions, ceiling height and the temperature that you like to keep your house at. Once you determine the BTUs, you need to know what your furnace is capable of putting out. If you have an 80 percent efficient furnace and your home requires 100,000 BTUs to stay warm, you will need the furnace to output 125,000. BTUs at 100 percent. You can find this information on the faceplate of your furnace. If the output is too low, you aren’t efficiently heating your home. If the output is too high, your furnace is likely short cycling which is still inefficient.
Should I Replace My Furnace Before It Dies?
If your furnace isn’t working efficiently, you may be better off replacing it. Many people are worried about the high cost it takes to replace and will try to get their furnace to last as long as possible. While the initial cost to replace your furnace may be high, you will save money every month to heat it and will make up that cost. Some of the common signs that indicate it may be time for a furnace replacement include:
– A furnace that is more than 15 years old
– Unusually high monthly heating costs
– You are constantly repairing your furnace only to have it quite working again
– You have hot and cold spots throughout your home where the heat isn’t even
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If you are worried that your furnace isn’t working efficiently, you can call on Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning to run some diagnostics and answer that question for you. If you are better off replacing your older furnace, make sure the new furnace is at least 90 percent AFUE. This will keep your home heated using as little energy as possible. There is no one that is more equipped to handle your furnace replacement that the professionals at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning. Call us today!