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8 Questions To Ask Before A Furnace Replacement

A furnace replacement is absolutely essential during the fall and winter if you expect to live in your home with a steady flow of comforting heat. Your current furnace may not be able to cut it anymore and before it breaks down entirely, you may find yourself without heat just when the temperatures take a turn for the frigid. If this happens to you, you need a new furnace model, and fast. But before you go ahead and spend thousands of dollars on a furnace replacement, you need to consider what you’re buying. Purchasing the wrong heating system can bring trouble all its own. Installing a heating system that is wrong for your home and your needs can lead to even more trouble including: poor system efficiency, shortened furnace lifespan, increased safety risks, and even more inconsistent heat for the colder months. You may even have to spend more money on a replacement in the future, costing you a few more thousand dollars in the process. Before you make this mistake, you need to exhibit patience and consideration. Landing the right furnace for your home shouldn’t be taken lightly, or else these colder months may turn out to be some of your most uncomfortable (and frustrating) to date.

How Can Home Service Doctors Help You?

If you want to replace your heating system, look no further than Home Service Doctors for service. We have a team of dedicated heating technicians who can take care of any problem. If your old furnace is giving you too many headaches, we will consult with you in finding the right system to replace it. From there, we can install your new furnace quickly so you are not wasting another moment with a faulty system. Thanks to us, you will have a furnace with a longer lifespan, providing heat for over 20 years. In addition, you will also save so much money on repair and energy bills, as your new furnace will provide high-quality heat without any additional energy costs. They don’t call us “Home Service Doctors” for nothing. If you have a heating issue, we remedy the problem so you are living more comfortably than ever before.

What Should You Ask Before Furnace Replacement?

Before you make a purchase, please ask yourself any of these 8 questions to ensure you are getting your money’s worth:

  1. What Are Your Heating Needs? When deciding on a new heating system, it’s all about meeting the needs of the occupants in your household. If you live with a growing family, you may have small children or elderly people who will need heat in order to live comfortably. Your heating needs may have changed since the last time you bought a furnace, so buying the same system may not prove viable. You may have gotten new additions to the house, increasing the number of areas in need of heat.
  2. What is the Age of Your Current Furnace? If your current furnace is more than 10 years old, you may want to replace it with a new model to avoid the higher risk of system breakdowns. However, if your furnace is still relatively new and experiencing issues, a few simple furnace repairs will prove more cost-efficient in the long-run.
  3. How is Your Indoor Air Quality? Catching a cold is pretty common at this of year, but you may notice members of your household coughing and sneezing a lot more in your home for reason not due to the latest bug. This is a sign of poor indoor air quality, and your furnace may be to blame. Your furnace may emit dust and other allergens in addition to heat. If this proves to be the case, it’s definitely time to upgrade your system, even if just to significantly improve your indoor air quality.
  4. What Brands of Furnaces Are Available? Today’s furnace models are making great strides in providing the most energy-efficient heat possible. The most popular brands today include Trane, Lennox, Goodman, Rheem, York and Carrier. It certainly will be beneficial to compare brands and conduct research. Checking out customer reviews online and product recalls will allow you to know which furnace models provide safe, trustworthy performance.
  5. How Much Space is in Your Home? Installing the wrong size heating system may leave you with a furnace that can’t physically fit into your home, which will result in you spending more on furnace repairs due to frequent system breakdowns. Make sure one of our heating technicians measures and inspects your home to determine the area of installation to ensure you are getting the correct-sized furnace.
  6. What Areas Need the Most Heat? In addition to determining the size of your heating system would be right for your home, you also need to determine what areas of the home need the most heat. After all, heating a room not in use is a huge waste of energy. Fortunately, many modern furnaces today will separate your home into zones, giving you the chance to provide heat to areas that truly need it.
  7. What Fuel Type Do You Need? The three main furnace fuel types are gas, electricity, and solar. Solar furnaces skip fuel altogether and instead rely on solar energy, helping you reduce your carbon footprint. A gas furnace will require you to have proper gas hookups, although they are known for their improved energy-efficiency. An electric furnace may not have the same energy-efficient benefits, but they prove longer-lasting and safer compared to gas furnaces.
  8. What Do You Want Other Than “Warm Air”? While you obviously need a newer furnace to primarily offer better heating, a furnace can offer more than just warm air. If you are seeking better energy-efficiency, for example, pay attention to the system’s Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). The higher the AFUE, the more money you will save on energy bills.

Keep Your Home Comfortable During The Cold Months – Schedule Your Furnace Replacement Today

Contact Home Service Doctors today if you want high-quality heating in your home thanks to our excellent furnace replacement!