Many people don’t know a whole lot about their furnace, and that’s understandable. After all, most of us really don’t give it a second thought until something goes wrong. But when the time comes for someone to get furnace replacement, it is very easy to make a mistake when choosing a new one. At American Comfort’s One Hour Heating & Air, we want to share some information that will help you avoid some of the common mistakes that people make when deciding on a new furnace.
Mistake No. 1: Only Looking at Efficiency Ratings
The government efficiency rating is a very important consideration regarding furnace replacement. It will tell you how much energy actually goes into heating your home versus how much simply goes up your chimney. However, it’s not the only consideration. You also need to look at several other factors, including:
- Noise level
- Length of warranty
- Exclusions to the warranty
- Availability of replacement parts
Mistake No. 2: Automatically Purchasing the Same Type of Furnace
More than likely, your old furnace was already in your home when you purchased it. If you’re in an older home, it’s very possible that furnace was there for 20 or 30 years or even longer. The easy thing to do would be to simply purchase the same kind of unit. However, your needs may have changed over time. You might not need as large a unit, for example, if your children have moved out or you’re not as home as much as you used to be. Have an expert come to your home and perform a thorough analysis of your heating needs before you make your choice.
Mistake No. 3: Thinking You Have Plenty of Time
If you have an older unit, you may not have as much time to get a furnace replacement as you think. If you are having issues with yours, have a professional give you an honest appraisal as to whether or not you need a new one. You don’t want to have to suffer through freezing temperatures because your old one failed for good.
Call American Comfort’s Heating & Air at 773-295-2970 or contact us online and we can help you decide on a new furnace. Are you trying to choose a new model for your home? If so, let us know if you have any questions by clicking one of the social media buttons on this page.