Upgrading your furnace system can be an overwhelming, often intimidating task. After all, your furnace is one of the primary components in your home that will determine your home’s overall comfort, and the return on your initial investment in the system. The experts at Mowery Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing are pleased to provide homeowners with our top tips for maximizing your investment when upgrading your furnace system.
If you want optimal results, you’ll need to explore higher-efficiency systems. Look for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings above 90 percent. AFUE measures how well furnaces can produce heated air in relation to the fuel they consume. This type of system uses advanced technologies to minimize wasted energy.
Sizing factors lock in efficiency
No matter how high-tech the furnace you select, if it’s not sized correctly, you could end up with seriously compromised home comfort. Your installer should size your home for its design influences, heat gain, local climate and insulation to determine how much heating capacity your home requires, and then size the system accordingly.
Consider related components
Depending on the age of your home, your ductwork system was likely designed with the previous heating system in mind, or perhaps for the original heating system. At the very least, an expert should evaluate ducts during the sizing process to ensure that they can accommodate the new system — and to ensure a comfortable home.
Quality installation counts
Installation is one component where you don’t want to skimp on quality. Instead of randomly hiring an HVAC contractor from the phone book, take your time to review reputation and qualifications — and don’t forget customer satisfaction.
Just like the quality of installer, the quality of the system you select is also critical. Choose from dependable, long-lasting manufacturers, who will provide strong warranties and an avenue of recourse should something go wrong.
Upgrading your furnace can reap big rewards. For homeowners, that means lower energy bills and improved comfort. And you can get it all, with our tips for upgrading. For HVAC help in the Indianapolis area, contact Mowery Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing today!
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