The worst time of the year for your furnace to stop working is in the middle of winter. Keeping your system maintained throughout the year will help avoid any major issues with your system so you can stay warm and comfortable all winter long.
If your furnace has reached the end of its lifespan, here’s what to consider before purchasing a new furnace.
A High AFUE Rating
Modern furnaces have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating that showcases the system’s energy efficiency. The average furnace has a rating between 75-80 and high-efficiency options can have a rating as high as 98. This means that when a furnace has a rating of 98, 98% of the energy the furnace uses is converted to heat.
Furnaces can run on oil, propane, natural gas, and electricity. When buying a new furnace for your home, it’s crucial to know what your current fuel source is so you purchase the correct system. If you’re considering switching your fuel source, be sure to weigh the pros and cons, especially when it comes to the region you live in.
Know Your Warranty
Having a reliable warranty on your new furnace will help ensure you can get several seasons out of your furnace before experiencing any issues, and if issues do pop up, they’ll be covered. When reading over the warranty, make sure it also covers issues with installation or the ducts.
A Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat is a great way to run your heat in more efficiently and will also help lengthen the lifespan of your furnace. Make sure that the furnace you purchase is compatible with a programmable thermostat so you can set it and forget it.
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