What to Look for When Replacing Your Furnace

Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning

Gaithersburg HVAC Contractors


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When your old furnace is costing you too much money and using too much energy, you should replace it with the best new furnace model possible. As you begin your search, keep these factors in mind so you can make an informed decision and obtain the right furnace for your home’s heating needs.

  • Look for a furnace with a high annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). Today’s technology permits efficiency levels higher than 90 percent AFUE. In fact, there are several high-quality furnaces from name brands that have up to 96 percent AFUE. These efficient systems often have sealed combustion chambers and additional heat exchangers for increased efficiency.
  • When you are shopping for your new furnace, don’t base your decision solely on efficiency ratings. A correctly sized furnace is critical to both the comfort and overall efficiency of your home. For example, a furnace that is too small will work too hard, consuming a lot of energy while being unable to comfortably heat your home. In contrast, a furnace that is too large will use excessive amounts of energy.
  • When your heating contractor installs your new furnace, he will ensure that your entire heating system is properly tuned. All of the components need to work together to take advantage of the capabilities of your new-efficiency furnace. Your duct work should be sealed, sized, and insulated to ensure proper airflow and minimize energy loss.

By having your furnace regularly maintained on an annual basis, you will extend the life and maximize the efficiency of your system for the most energy savings. If you would like assistance in choosing the perfect new furnace for your home, contact Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning. at (301) 719-3315 today. Head to our website to explore our selection of high-efficiency furnaces.

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