The most typically used heating system in the United States are furnaces. More than likely, you grew up with one in your home. Furnaces usually top the list of given options to heat a home.
Furnaces come in all varieties, so there are many things to consider when making a purchase. This is one of the reasons why they remain so popular. They can even use different fuel sources to accommodate your home. Professionals are capable of finding a furnace that is suitable for any home. So, which one could be right for you?
Having installed furnaces in Albuquerque and Bernalillo for over 20 years, the team at Day & Night Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is a great place to get help and to answer questions about furnaces. We are furnace experts and as such, we can help you make the decision on how to choose the best furnace that is perfect for your home or business
Different energy sources can be used to power furnaces, but typically, they are run off of electricity, or natural gas. You can determine which is right for your home considering these things:
- Electric furnaces are an excellent alternative option for those who do not have a gas line in your home. They are less expensive to install and with proper maintenance, can last much longer than their gas-driven counterparts, however, they tend to cost more on average to run looking at monthly cost. If carbon monoxide is a concern in your home, you may decide that an electric furnace is a better choice for you.
- Gas Furnaces are a great option if you have access to a natural gas line. They offer higher heat levels than any other heating system and are less costly to run. Which can make the harsh winters more tolerable, especially if fighting against poor insulation.
Now that you have chosen the right power supply for the furnace, power and size are the next items to consider. The installers can do a heat load calculation, which can figure out how many BTU’s will be needed to create the right level of heat necessary to warm your home. This will prevent you from wasting power or short-cycling. This evaluation can be crucial. Professionals advise that you do not try to size your furnace on your own. Picking the right furnace that matches your home size and BTU requirements if for the professionals. Going this route will ensure you pick the best system for your home or business so it heats your home efficiently and economically.
Once you learn what type and size of furnace system your home needs, the next step is research furnace prices and companies. The best strategy to do this is to look at multiple systems from several companies. Review each systems, features, benefits, prices and online reviews. After you have done your home work, the next step is move forward, buy the unit and arrange with your heating company to have it installed.