3 Important Factors When Choosing A New Furnace

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The furnace is an important part of any home heating system. It provides heat for your home by burning fuel. There are many different types of furnaces available on the market today. Which one should you choose? Read on to find out more!

Furnace Efficiency

One of the first things to consider when choosing a new furnace is its efficiency. You need to make sure that the furnace you buy has high-efficiency ratings. A Furnace and boiler efficiency is measured by Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, also known as AFUE. The higher the number, the more heat it can achieve. Since efficient furnaces generate fewer emissions, environmental considerations might also influence your decision. A furnace with a 90% AFUE might cost $1,000 more than a similar size unit with an 80% AFUE. These costs can be recouped through lower fuel bills over the life of the furnace.

Furnace Reliability

Another factor to consider when choosing a furnace is reliability. This means that the furnace will work as expected without breaking down. It’s important to check the manufacturer’s warranty before purchasing a furnace. Studies show that when a furnace fails, 77% needed significant work. A majority of those broke down completely, with nearly 1/3 producing no heat for more than a day. For 40%, the repair cost $150 or more.

Furnace Unit Size

If you’re looking for a new furnace you will want to look at the different sizes and which one will fit your home the best. A furnace is sized properly for your home and installed correctly by a capable, experienced company. Otherwise, you won’t see the fuel savings you expect. We offer free estimates to tell you which type will fit your house and how much it will cost for the unit to be installed.

 

By selecting a reliable, efficient furnace that is properly sized for your home, you will enjoy comfortable temperatures inside while also saving money on your fuel costs.  Contact Rock Valley Services today for a free estimate on a new heating system!