Deciding whether to get or furnace replaced or not can be a daunting decision. In this blog, we’ll be going over everything you should consider before you get a furnace replacement to help you make the right choice.
The age of your current system
This is the biggest consideration if you’re getting a furnace because of constant breakdowns. On average, a furnace lasts for 10 – 15 years. If your furnace isn’t in this in or near this age range, repairs might be a more viable option, depending on the costs.
If you’re getting a new furnace, try to get one that provides greater efficiency than your current model. A furnace’s efficiency is determined by how much fuel it uses to warm your home, so a more efficient furnace can save you money overall.
Furnace fuel consideration
A furnace can run on oil, natural gas, electricity, or propane. Gas furnaces are the most commonly found furnace because of their efficiency and lower costs, but you require access to a gas line to power this furnace. Propane is an easily accessible fuel, but it requires storage space. If you have a smaller home, electricity is a good option. Oil is an expensive fuel, but it does provide ample warmth.
A furnace hooked to a central thermostat provides even heating in every room in your home, regardless of the existing temperature of the room. This can cause some rooms to be hotter than they need to be. Consider zoning if you’ve been struggling with this problem because of your current system. Zoning allows different rooms to have different temperatures with individual thermostats for easy control.
The furnace size is an indicator of its heating capacity. If your new furnace is too small, you won’t get sufficient heating throughout your home. If the new furnace is too big, your home could heat up too fast. This will lead to short cycling, where your furnace turns on and off in extremely short intervals.
Make the right choice with Premier Comfort!
We’re an HVAC you can trust. We have 12 years of experience serving Brighton, Colorado, and its surrounding areas. Our team is full of friendly, honest, NATE-certified professionals who will understand your needs and provide honest, unbiased recommendations that are perfect for your home and budget. You can count on them to prioritize your comfort every step of the way.