It’s that time of the year again when many heating and air conditioning repair services and contractors are receiving hundreds of inquiries about installing a brand-new furnace or upgrading their old one. Getting this done right away leaves you more time to focus on your family, instead of worrying about the increasingly poor quality of comfort your old faulty system is producing.
Buying a new furnace might sound like an easy, straightforward thing to do; however, there are many important features that you need to look for to really get the most bang out of your buck. Here are a few tips from our experts at A-1 Comfort Care on how to buy a new heating system for your home.
Choose the right size
Ask your HVAC installation contractors what size furnace you need. Improper sizing is the biggest cause of energy inefficiency in many homes. When your heating system is too small, it consumes more power to produce more heat, and when it’s too big, it takes too much energy to heat up a space that could be sufficiently heated by a smaller system.
Check the AFUE
AFUE stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency. It’s a standard of measure used in the furnace manufacturing industry. The calculation for AFUE ratings is complex, but it’s useful to know that it reflects just how efficient the unit will be at converting fuel into heat. The higher the AFUE number, the more efficient your new furnace will be. Talk to your contractor about which AFUE range your heating system should have.
All the Bells & Whistles
Consult with your residential HVAC service provider about the features that newer furnaces have. Upgrading a furnace only makes sense when you’re getting a new feature that your old one didn’t have. Some features help improve efficiency, while others increase comfort. Compare these features carefully and choose the one that’s 100% right for your needs.
At A-1 Comfort Care, we’re your leading provider of furnace installation and upgrade services. Give us a call at (732) 578-0379 or fill out our contact form and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Freehold and Wall, as well as other surrounding communities in NJ.