There are several critical considerations that you should make before replacing your home furnace. It doesn’t matter how fast you want it done, but whatever you do, it is good to be informed to avoid jeopardizing your huge savings. Here are the five things you should consider before replacing your home furnace:
- Furnace energy source – Unlike older furnaces, which relied on electricity alone, today’s furnaces can be powered by a variety of energy sources, such as natural gas, oil, or electricity. Your choice will depend largely on the most energy-efficient option in your area.
- Furnace size – Bigger isn’t always better. A furnace should be sized according to the specific needs of your household. Factors to consider include the location and orientation of your home, the number of occupants, and the local climate. Sizing should be performed by a professional using Manual J. Never choose a new furnace based on the size of the previous furnace.
- Quality installation – A quality furnace contractor will help you choose the most appropriate furnace for your home and ensure that your system is properly sized and installed for maximum performance and efficiency.
- Routine furnace maintenance – Talk to your contractor about drafting and following a long-term maintenance plan. Annual service will increase system efficiency and save you money on energy and repairs long-term. It will also increase the life of your system.
For more information on replacing your furnace, contact us at Pipe Works Services We have been serving Morris County and other areas surrounding NJ for 14 years now