What To Look For in a Furnace

It’s winter and you’re worried about your aging furnace and whether it will make it to springtime. Thanks to recent technological advances, you will be pleasantly surprised to see the selection of modern furnaces that are a huge improvement over the furnaces of not so long ago. New gas furnaces actually can save a homeowner as much as 50 percent in operating costs over a furnace that’s 10 years old and declining in efficiency with every winter.

Furnaces today provide minimum AFUE ratings (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of 80 percent or more, with some furnaces delivering AFUE ratings of more than 96 percent!

If you’re in the market for a new furnace, be sure to hire a heating and air conditioning contractor who can find the most energy-efficient, cost-effective, long-lasting furnace that’s right for you.
You will want a furnace with variable, multi-speed capacity so your system ramps up quickly and efficiently to reach the temperature setting you want.

Consider central warm-air furnaces that use either forced air or gravity to circulate air throughout your house. And make sure the contractor has experience with these systems and stands behind his work with money-back guarantees.

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