Buying a New Furnace? Consider These 5 Things.

new furnace considerationsBuying a new furnace is a normal task for millions of homeowners every year, but many of them are unfamiliar with what they should be looking for. To help, we’ve compiled a quick list of five new furnace considerations that should be on your mind.

1. The Size of Your Home

Perhaps the biggest consideration when purchasing a new furnace is the size of your home. If your current furnace was improperly sized when it was installed or if there have been new additions to your home since then, you may need a bigger unit than you currently have.

2. The Size of the Space

Your furnace is most likely situated in an area that is of a particular size and that is specifically intended for the equipment. This means that it can only accommodate a new furnace of the same size, unless you’ve made alterations to your home.

3. The Type of Energy

Another big decision to make is what type of energy you would like your new furnace to use. There are advantages and disadvantages of each type. For example, while an electric furnace may cost you less money for the unit itself, you’re likely to pay more in energy bills than you would with a gas unit.

4. A Home-Energy Audit

Whenever you’re planning to buy a new piece of HVAC equipment, you should definitely consider getting an audit of your home’s overall energy efficiency. The best way to go about this is to hire a professional technician for the job, but there are also do-it-yourself methods that you can find online.

5. The Energy-Efficiency Rating

The use of energy-efficient HVAC equipment is always preferable because it will save you money and it is better for the environment. However, it’s also important to compare the costs of each unit to see if a more expensive, energy-efficient model can fit in your budget.

If you would like further information on new-furnace considerations or need assistance with any other type of home-comfort issue, the HVAC experts at NisAir Air Conditioning can help. We’ve been serving the communities of Martin County, Palm Beach County, and Indian River County since 1973.

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