When it is time for a new furnace purchase, one of the first things to do is contact your heating contractor. They are always the most reliable source of information on the type of furnace that best suits your home.
But with any new furnace purchase, there are always a few things to consider that are beneficial when asking questions or just to keep you informed about what a new furnace is all about. Here are some things to consider when you are thinking about a new furnace purchase.
- The correct size for your home. A smaller furnace may look better on paper because it will use less gas and electricity. However, if it cannot keep up with your heating demands, it will run longer and be more costly. Conversely, an over-sized furnace may heat your home quicker, but it will short-cycle and not properly warm up. This will cause wear and tear and shorten its service life.
- The AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating. This measures how efficient the furnace is turning gas into heat. The higher the rating, the more efficient the furnace will be and the more money you’ll save on your energy bill each month.
- Ductwork. Any new installed furnace should be able to work effectively and efficiently with your ductwork. Ducts that are not recommended for a particular furnace may cause uneven heating, longer or shorter running times, and an overall waste of energy.
All of these questions and considerations should be put to your heating contractor so that they can match up the exact-sized furnace for your home. By doing this, not only will you get the best and most efficient furnace for your needs that is cost effective to run, but more importantly, you’ll get peace of mind about the choice that you’ll make.
For the best expert information and advice about a furnace for your house or home, please contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors. We will have the answers to your questions, and guide you every step of the way. We’ve been serving the Monmouth, New Jersey, and surrounding areas for nearly 30 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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