If you recently discovered that your furnace needs to be replaced, you may be feeling a bit stressed, anxious or overwhelmed. It’s not just the money factor that has to be considered in this decision. The fact is there are many different things to consider, besides price, when you are in the market for a new furnace. The following are just a few tips that will help to make sure you are making the right decision:
Your buying decision should take into consideration your ability to control the furnace output, as well as the cost of operation. Variable-speed controls will allow you to save money while keeping your home comfortable. Many furnaces without variable-speed controls use five or six times as much energy as those with it. Another benefit of this technology is that it can help to control humidity levels in the home.
As stated above, one furnace can use more energy than another. The main thing to look for is one with a high AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) number. This number actually denotes how effectively the furnace converts the fuel into energy. The higher the number the more fuel-efficient it is. In the long run, this means less money spent on fuel to keep your home at a comfortable level. You also want to look for those with the Energy Star label, as these will meet the standards of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).
This is a big one… though not for technology, it is for comfort! Nobody wants to wake up every time their furnace kicks on, so you will want to pay close attention to the noise level of a furnace before you make your decision. Those that have variable speed controls should be the quietest units, but you will also want to look for one with enclosed burners and one that has a sufficient amount of insulation in its blower region.
The warranty on the furnace is also an important factor you must consider. A one-year warranty is not enough for such a large expense. Instead, you need to look for one that has at least a ten-year warranty on various parts of your unit.
When you’re in the market for a new furnace, The Cooling Company has become the top provider of furnaces in Las Vegas. We will help you to make the best decision in choosing a unit for your home and will take all your needs into consideration, including those not listed above.