Things to Keep in Mind Before Buying Your Next Furnace

November 29, 2023

Routine heater maintenance will help extend the life of your heating system, but even with great care, every furnace will eventually need to be replaced. If you’ve got a heater that’s no longer functioning or are looking into upgrading your system, there are a few key things to keep in mind.

We’ll help you understand the options available today so you can choose the best new furnace for your home or business’s needs. From geographic location to energy efficiency, here are the most important factors to consider when shopping for a heater replacement!

Your Local Climate

The climate you live in will help you determine the best option for your home. If you live in a part of the country with harsh winters, for example, you’ll need a model with high heat capacity and great energy efficiency. In a milder, warmer climate, a less powerful unit is likely all you’ll need to take the chill out of your space. 

Types of Furnaces

There are two main kinds of furnaces: forced-air heaters and heat pumps. Forced-air systems burn fuel to generate heat, while a heat pump can transfer heat from one location to another. Generally speaking, heat pumps are better suited to moderate climates, while forced-air systems are the better choice if your winter weather drops below freezing.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency refers to the amount of energy needed to perform the same task or produce the same result. More energy-efficient heaters use less energy to produce the same amount of heat, lowering your utility costs and making your home more environmentally friendly.

Energy-efficient models are more costly up-front, but they can save you money in the long run. Look for models with the ‘energy star’ label, or ask your heater installation company about AFEU (annual fuel utilization efficiency) percentages.

How Your Local HVAC Maintenance Team Can Help 

Navigating the makes and models of furnaces can be overwhelming. Luckily, your local HVAC maintenance and installation team can help you identify what you’ll need based on your estimated usage and the climate you live in.

At ProFlo, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality HVAC and plumbing solutions. Whether you’re thinking about replacing your heater, need heater repairs or want to schedule an inspection, we’ve got you covered. For more information about our services, call 951-694-1300 or contact us online today. We’re happy to provide you with a complimentary quote

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