A new furnace is a major
investment. It is important you buy the right one, one that will
efficiently and effectively, warm your home during the coldest
winters. Buying the right furnace will ensure many years of reliable,
trouble-free service. Take as much time as is necessary to make an
informed decision. There are many factors, including size, type, and
efficiency that must be taken into account. By working with a
reliable heating and cooling contractor in Naperville, you can rest
assured you will get the right furnace, and it will be installed
A furnace converts fuel into
heat. The ability to do this is measured by the unit’s annual fuel
utilization efficiency (AFUE). The results of this calculation
indicate the fuel consumption used to generate heat. The higher the
rating, the less it costs to heat the space.
Generally, the higher the fuel
efficiency, the more expensive the furnace will be. Although your
initial outlay will be more, you will more than pay for it with lower
Modern furnaces are extremely
efficient. Compared to furnaces that are 12 to 15 years old, you can
comfortably expect to save up to 45 percent on your energy costs. Not
only are there substantial savings, but modern furnaces are also very
quiet, making your home more peaceful.
Sizing the Furnace
When sizing a furnace, bigger
is not always better. An undersized furnace will work harder to keep
your home comfortable. This overload results in higher than necessary
energy bills, more frequent repair, and a shorter lifespan.
Conversely, an oversized
furnace will produce more heat than is necessary to heat your home
properly. As a result, your energy costs will be higher than they
need to be, and the unit will cycle more often. This is a serious
problem, as short cycling times leads to increased stress and
unnecessary component failure.
If you need a new furnace or furnace repair in Naperville, contact Air-Rite Heating & Cooling. For further details, visit our website.