Buying A New Furnace: Things One Should Know

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Purchasing a new furnace can be a difficult task. Not only is it a significant financial commitment, but there are numerous types, efficiency levels, sizes, makes, and models to choose from. We’ll walk you through some things to think about when shopping for a new heating system in this blog.

Things To Consider:

  • Fuel source

You can only purchase a furnace that runs on the fuel source that your home has access to. Before heating installation, Magnolia, discuss your options with a specialist.

  • Furnace’s efficiency

Higher AFUE shows higher efficiency. Make sure to balance the higher upfront cost of a higher efficiency furnace with the additional energy savings you’ll see throughout the unit’s lifetime.

  • Programmable thermostat

Reduce the amount of labor your furnace undertakes during the day to improve its efficiency by buying a programmable thermostat.

  • Size of the unit

The furnace is measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units). So, reputable HVAC providers like heating installation, Magnolia advise buying the correct size. A furnace that is too small will not keep up, while a large furnace will heat inefficiently.

  • Stage or burner type

Three variations are available, each with various levels of comfort and efficiency. The types are:
1. Single-stage
2. Dual-stage
3. Modulating

  • Type of blower

Comfort and efficiency are also affected by the type of blower. The types are:
1. Single-speed operation
2. Multi-speed
3. Variable speed control

  • Warranty

The majority of furnace manufacturers offer a 10-year warranty on their components. There are rent-to-own or furnace rental schemes that provide ‘Full Coverage’ on all parts and labor for the duration of the agreement. In most cases, there are no upfront expenditures.

  • Advanced features

Choose a variable-speed furnace that can run at various rates, giving you a more excellent choice of heating options based on the temperature inside your home. Variable-speed systems can help you save a lot of money on your energy bills each month. They also give consistent comfort in your home, with no “hot” or “cold” spikes.

  • Price

A pricey system with less output can be a poor fit for your home. When making your decision about heating replacement Magnolia, think about your needs, budget, purchase price, and the costs over the life of your furnace.

  • Financing

You can pay for your new furnace on your own time with financing. Usual financing allows you to pay it off over 1 to 15 years.

  • Quality installation

Don’t cut corners when it comes to installation. The overall performance of your furnace, the efficiency of the system, and the equipment’s life expectancy all depend on proper installation.

  • Contributing to the environment

Upgrading to a high-efficiency furnace can help you save money on your utility bills. If you use an older, less efficient furnace, you’re adding to the pollutants in the air. When you combine an updated furnace with other energy-saving strategies, you can significantly reduce your energy bill.

  • Be wary of online consumer reviews

A cursory search of consumer furnace review sites would lead you to assume that every brand of furnace is inherently terrible and prone to frequent breakdowns.

We at Kahl AC, Heating and Refrigeration, Inc. hope you found this information useful! Please call us at 281-900-3868 for heating replacement Magnolia or request an estimate here.