Have you been mulling over the decision about whether it’s time to purchase a new furnace now that winter has arrived? Every homeowner will need to replace their heating equipment at some point, so let’s take a look at a few new-furnace considerations.
Size of the System
It is imperative that you select the right size of furnace for your home’s heating needs. Unless you discover that your current furnace was improperly sized when it was first installed, then what you want to do is pick up a unit that is the same size as what you’re using now.
The technology utilized by today’s furnaces allows for much more energy-efficient models than what has been available in the past. While it’s always best to get the most energy-efficient equipment available, helping you save on energy bills every month, these types of units are going to cost more and might not be worth the additional expenditure in the end.
Choice of Energy Type
There are three types of energy used for furnaces: electricity, gas, and oil. Each of these systems has a different range of costs for the unit itself, in addition to using a varying degree of energy while in use. It’s always best to calculate both of these costs together over the expected life-span of the unit so you can figure out which one might be more cost-efficient.
If you have concerns that your home isn’t as energy-efficient as it could be, it’s a good idea to perform an energy audit. There are DIY ways to perform an audit that you can find online, but for the most accurate results, you should consider hiring a qualified HVAC technician for the job.
Purchasing a furnace is a decision that many homeowners don’t want to make alone. For more expert advice on new-furnace considerations, or if you have any other questions related to home comfort, contact the professionals at Beyer Boys. We serve the HVAC needs of the San Antonio community and the surrounding areas with more than 40 years of collective experience.