A reliable furnace is a winter essential to keep homeowners and families warm through the colder months. Furnaces are heating appliances that heat cool air and circulate the resulting warm air throughout your home. A faulty furnace can cost you more on utility and repair bills; therefore, if your furnace is damaged, defective or has come to the end of its life, you should consider replacing it. Ask your contractors these five questions when your furnace is due to be replaced:
1. What Size Furnace Is Needed for My Home?
The average home can be heated by a furnace with a heating capacity of 30,000 to 100,000 British thermal units (BTUs). However, your furnace installation specialist will use a load calculation to determine the precise measurement for your home. When helping you choose the right size furnace, a specialist will consider the local climate, furnace efficiency, and your home’s size, age, and construction and insulation details. A correctly sized furnace increases comfort and safety while reducing energy costs.
2. How Efficient Will My New Furnace Be?
A high-efficiency furnace has a much longer lifespan and provides substantial cost savings in the long run. So, it is important to know your furnace’s efficiency. Ask Canada HVAC’s experts about your new furnace’s efficiency rating – this information will give you a general idea of its performance and how it will suit your home.
A furnace’s efficiency is measured in AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency). This rating represents how much fuel is converted into heat for your home. Avoid another furnace replacement by installing a furnace with an AFUE rating of at least 90 percent. Air conditioner efficiency is measured using the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER), and heat pumps can be measured using the heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF).
3. Should I Consider Supplemental HVAC Systems?
You can explore installing additional HVAC systems based on your heating and cooling needs. A furnace paired with an air conditioner or a dual fuel system could be best for your household. The extra support provided by another unit can enhance performance and reduce the chance of your furnace overworking.
4. Is My Current HVAC Setup Compatible?
When replacing your furnace, your current system’s framework needs to be evaluated as well. Your contractor should be able to advise you if your current setup is compatible with your new furnace. They can also let you know if you need to make any adjustments, like purchasing a new thermostat or insulating your ductwork. Inspecting your entire HVAC system will highlight inconsistencies and help resolve air flow fluctuations, resulting in smoother operation.
5. Do You Offer Discounts, Maintenance and Warranty Plans?
It is in your best interests to ask about discounts, maintenance and warranty plans. Your HVAC supplier may be able to offer bundle discounts for new purchases, which can help reduce the initial purchase price. Understanding the terms of your maintenance and warranty plans can also help you get repairs and services included under the manufacturer or contractor’s guarantee.
Do You Need a New Furnace?
Canada HVAC has a wide variety of top-rated HVAC products to replace your old or faulty furnace. We are a trusted online retailer with over 30 years of industry experience. We can provide expert guidance on efficient furnaces, air conditioners and other HVAC appliances. We can also connect you with a qualified local installer.
To learn more about our installation packages, extended warranties and unmatched guarantees, call us at 833-226-4822 or get in touch using our online contact form.