What To Look For When Buying A Furnace
You may be asking yourself what to look for when buying a furnace. What do I need to consider about furnace installation? Those can be a very hard questions to answer because ultimately it will depend on the needs of your home.
Everyone’s home is different and one thing you have to remember is that oversizing the furnace can be quite a waste. Many furnaces are 95% efficiency and higher so if the unit exceeds what is necessary it can cause short cycling leading to cracked or damaged heat exchangers.
Sizing Is The Key To Choosing An Efficient Furnace
The key to choosing an efficient furnace is to size it correctly to the house. Get several estimates (the cheapest one doesn’t always mean it’s the best), of popular brands so that if anything ever happens to your furnace, parts will be available for it. Also, make sure you use a reputable furnace dealer that has been in the industry for years because you need someone knowledgeable assisting you in the decision making process, but even more importantly, if you need parts they will be able to get them for you.
Factors To Consider When Sizing Furnace
There are a handful of factors when sizing a furnace to the house. Consider the heat loss. Measure the house, windows (and make note if they’re replacement windows), thickness of insulation, etc.
Depending on the size of the home, the appropriate furnace may work in multiple stages. Larger homes should use a two-stage furnace system. The first stage operates at about thirty percent capacity depending on how the thermostat is set. The second stage utilizes all of the power the furnace is capable of to heat your home when more resources are needed to match the thermostat settings.
The Install Is Obviously Important
Find a quality furnace installation technician. Also, make sure that they are insured and have the appropriate licensing. A good idea would be to ask for references too. If you have any concern about the distributor or furnace installation technician, make sure that you are only paying a deposit if financial compensation is requested up front.
Wilbur Henry can help you determine what the best furnace is for your needs. Contact us today!