Tips For Selecting Your Next Furnace

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Are you in the market for a new home furnace? If so, you may be wondering what you should even be looking for when selecting a new unit. It's likely you've never had to buy a furnace before, which can make the starting point for researching this project quite overwhelming. Here are some tips that will help you pick a new furnace.

Cost Savings

Are you looking to save money with the ongoing costs of heating your home each year? If so, you'll want to look at the efficiency of the furnace when compared to each other. A common term you may hear thrown around is the furnace efficiency, but you're not quite sure what that means. The best way to think of furnace efficiency is in terms of how much energy is wasted in order to heat your home.

Since furnace efficiency is listed in percentage, use that to picture how much money you're losing. For example, if the furnace is 95% efficient, this means that every dollar that you spend in energy to heat your home will end up in 5 cents worth of energy being wasted.

Some forms of energy are also cheaper than others. You'll find that gas furnaces are much more efficient than their electric counterparts.

Single Stage Vs Two Stage Heating

One feature of a furnace that you definitely want to look at is if you want a single stage or two stage furnace. There is a cost difference between the two models when it comes to the initial purchase, but you may find that the benefits can save you money over time by getting the more expensive model.

Single stage heating is going to run the fans for the furnace while the heating element is activated. When the heating element is turned off, the fans stop as well. This can be bad for the comfort of your home since the temperature is likely to drop much faster and cause parts of your home to be cold.

Two stage heating furnaces are going to run the fan and circulate the air when the heating element is not running. You'll end up with a home that feels more comfortable and keeps the air warm without constantly running the furnace. You'll also notice that the air is filtered more frequently, leading to cleaner air in your home.

For more tips on what you should look for when deciding on and scheduling furnace installation, speak to a local HVAC contractor.

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