Work with your Seattle heating and cooling company to choose the size and type of furnace for your home.
There are many factors to consider when buying a new furnace for your Seattle home. How do you know which one to choose? In a nutshell, find a company that specializes in heating and cooling and work with your specialist to choose the size and type of furnace you will need for your home. Take time to boost the energy efficiency of other areas of your home before you install the new furnace.
The Importance of an HVAC Specialist
A building contractor or electrician simply won’t have the specialized knowledge of a company that only deals with Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC). A local, established HVAC company with years of experience in the field will make the best furnace recommendations for your area with the best prices.
Boosting Energy Efficiency
Talk with your HVAC company about what you can do to boost the energy efficiency of your home. Simple fixes like sealing air leaks and adding insulation can make a big difference in your home’s heat load, a measure of energy efficiency. Doing this first will help save energy and ensure a longer life for the furnace you choose. If your furnace doesn’t have to work as hard to keep your home warm, it will last longer.
Choosing the Right Size
An oversized furnace will switch on and off more frequently, causing unnecessary wear and tear. An undersized furnace will burn itself out too soon. The HVAC company you hire should do a heat load calculation to determine which furnace will fit your home.
Furnaces come in high-efficiency or 80% efficiency models. Because 80% efficiency furnaces are less efficient, they are cheaper. Your HVAC company will provide you with a cost analysis for both models. The cost analysis will predict how long it will take you to recoup the extra cost of a high-efficiency furnace in energy bill savings so you can make an informed decision.
Multi-speed furnaces offer more than one speed of airflow, unlike older furnaces that typically offer only one speed. Multi-speed blowers run at a higher speed during cold weather and a lower speed when the weather is warmer. They may also require less maintenance because the multi-speed systems create less wear and tear on the furnace.
A programmable thermostat allows you to set temperatures for different times of the day and helps you get more efficiency out of your furnace. If you donâ€™t already have one, buying a new furnace is the perfect time to have one installed.
Let the Seattle heating and cooling experts at MM Comfort Systems help you choose the right furnace for your home.
With more than 30 years of experience in home and commercial heating applications, MM Comfort Systems has the expertise to help you choose the right furnace for the best price. For more information about our Seattle heating and cooling products and service, give us a call at 425.533.9058 or complete our online contact form.