Replacing your old furnace with a new, more efficient unit can be a great boon to your property. As a result, we are offering this Sudbury gas furnace selection guide to help you out. In addition to saving you in energy costs, especially with winter coming up, a new gas furnace pollutes less and produces steady heat. Useful for those of you in and beyond Sudbury.
1. Go Efficient
How much energy your new gas furnace uses not only determines how much you will save on your power bills, it can also dictate how long the unit will last. Think of it like a car. The better the gas mileage, the less energy it uses to work, the longer it will last. Energy efficiency is often measured by AFUE (annual fuel-utilization-efficiency). It is measured as a percentage. A higher percentage means that the furnace is using more gas. For example, a gas furnace with a 98% AFUE is 2% more energy efficient than one with an AFUE of 96%.
2. Watch Your Size
Bigger isn’t always better. You may have found a gas furnace that you want to buy immediately. However, don’t be so rash. It is also very important to purchase a gas furnace that is right-sized for your property, as well as your heating needs. Too big and you waste energy. Too small and you will be cold all winter long. Get an expert in the area to help you select a furnace that is the right size for your needs, as well as will be energy efficient.
3. Brand Name Matters
We all have our items that we skimp on, as well as splurge on. Brand names versus generic has been a battle for all our lives. However, your gas furnace is not an item to pinch pennies on. Yes, a brand name unit costs more than a generic. The generic unit will also break down more, use more energy, and not last as long as a brand name unit. In the end, your generic unit will end up costing more. This is why we only recommend the best brand names in furnaces such as:
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And on to the fun part. Your new gas furnace can come with tons of new features. These can include variable speed blowers and outputs, heat exchangers, air filtration, zones, and much more. We also recommend purchasing and installing a new thermostat, especially if you have an older model with a switch. New, smart thermostats allow you to set the heat from all over your home and even when you are away.
Sudbury Gas Furnace Buying & Installing
Our team can help you select the right gas furnace for your property, as well as address many other heating and cooling related needs. Service areas for One Source include Sudbury, Chelmsford, Lively, the Valley Area and more. Contact us today to get a free, no-obligation quote on your drain cleaning.