Investing in a new furnace is a big decision, and there are a few factors to consider before making the choice.
In this post, our St. Louis heating and cooling experts will discuss 5 important factors you should consider when replacing your furnace.
Age of your current furnace
Before you invest in a new furnace, you should assess the age of your existing heating system. Furnaces normally last for 15-20 years. You can find out the age of your system by looking at the serial number or manufacturer date. If you system is relatively new, repairing your furnace will likely be your best option. However, if you find that it is older than 15 years, replacing it is a often your best option.
Type of fuel source
Furnaces run on oil or gas, so make sure you choose the system that uses the right fuel type for your home. In case you have both types of supply lines in your home, you should consider the pros and cons of oil and gas furnaces.
Variable speed blowers
With advanced heating technology, many furnaces are now able to use less energy, run more smoothly, and keep you more comfortable. Most modern furnaces now come with variable speed blowers that operate a low level for most part of the day. However, when required, they run at full speed to warm the home quickly. So, consider investing in a furnace with variable speed blower.
If some rooms in your home feel too warm and some too cold, you should consider zoning systems. This will involve installing a series of dampers in the home’s duct system and programming each one to respond to a different thermostat. A zoning system lets you set different temperatures for different rooms, and keep your home warm and comfortable.
Thermostats have evolved considerably over the years. If you have not yet invested in a smart or programmable thermostat, it is time you do it. Some thermostats can work with a range of furnaces, while others are designed specifically for certain furnace types.
Repairing or Replacing Your Furnace
If you are looking to replace your furnace, we are here to help you at each step of the process. Right from determining the heating requirements of your system, choosing the correct size and type of furnace, to installation, our St. Louis HVAC technicians will ensure that you get the best from your investment. Give us a call today at (636) 305-9555!