Purchasing a new furnace during the winter season is a great idea because it allows you to reap the benefits right away. That said, there are a few new-furnace considerations that you should be thinking about:
Size of the Available Space
If your home is like most others, then your current furnace has been properly sized and fits into a specific area. This means that unless you are renovating or expanding your home in some way, you need to purchase a new furnace that will fit into the same available space.
The energy efficiency of your new furnace can vary greatly depending on how much money you’re willing to spend on it. The Energy Star rating on each furnace will be absolutely invaluable to helping you choose a new one. Just keep in mind that the more energy-efficient a model is, the more expensive it will be.
Determine Your Ductwork Needs
If your current furnace wasn’t properly sized for your home or you’re planning on doing any renovations that will increase your heating or cooling needs, then you may need to tackle the installation of additional ductwork. To ensure that this new ductwork is properly installed, your best bet is to hire a qualified HVAC technician to figure out your needs based on the new furnace and your home’s energy requirements.
Perform an Energy Audit
Before you install such an essential piece of equipment, it’s a good idea to have the overall efficiency of your home analyzed to see if perhaps you should get a more advanced model. You can find instructions to do this yourself online or, if you want to be as thorough as possible, enlist the help of an HVAC technician for the job.
The new-furnace considerations above should make choosing your next unit easier. For more advice on this or any other HVAC subject, reach out to the professionals at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors. We’ve been serving the residential and commercial needs of Monmouth and Ocean counties with honesty and integrity since 1948.