Ways To Determine The Right Furnace For Your Home?

When winter is round the corner all of us get ready to withstand the cool weather. Besides preparing ourselves to endure the cold weather, there is also a need to prepare our homes accordingly so that it can remain cozy throughout the cold season. So the need of the hour could be to buy a new furnace or replacing an old furnace. However, with so many options available with regards to furnace types and brands you can be a little confused about choosing the right kind of furnace for your home. Hence, in order to choose the right kind of furnace it is important that you are aware of the different kinds of furnaces that are available, their features, advantages, and disadvantages.

The most common types of furnaces which are available include:

• Oil furnaces

• Gas Furnaces and

• Electric Furnaces

When you have to choose between these three fuel types, you need to know a little about them.

For example, oil furnaces rely on oil for the purpose of heating homes and this oil is easily supplied by local oil delivery companies. However, in modern homes oil furnaces are not very common because they are not as efficient as electric furnaces. But in case you have ready availability of oil you can opt for oil furnaces. Also if your home already has an oil furnace you can ask an HVAC expert to upgrade it or he may even replace it with a natural gas furnace.

As you think of installing a furnace in your home also think of the available space. This is because you need to give enough space to a furnace to function effectively. For example, an electric furnace requires lesser space than other kinds of furnaces. So in case, you have space constraint you can always opt for an electric furnace.

As far as energy efficiency is considered, gas furnaces are more efficient than all other kinds of furnaces. One of the prime reason for this is natural gas costs lesser than an electric furnace. However, the AFUE rating of an electric furnace is better. Thus, depending on your requirement you will have to make the right kind of choice.

Once you have decided on the type of furnace that you would require for your home, you will need to bring into consideration certain other factors. They are the following:

Brand: There are some brands which are more reputable and long lasting than the others. Hence, it is a better idea to opt for the more reputed brands than the others.

Cost is also another important factor that ought to be considered. This is because everyone has a set budget and one cannot go beyond one’s budget. So before you go on purchasing a brand try to have a fair idea about the price of furnaces with the features that you are looking for and opt for something that is within your means.

Last but not the least, the size of the furnace is very important. In case you end up installing a wrong sized furnace you will be losing a lot of money on your monthly utility bills.

However, if you are not able to decide on the furnace that is most suitable for your home you can take help from an HVAC expert.



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