Buying a new furnace is a big investment, so making the right choice is important. With so many options out there, how do you narrow it down? When shopping for a new furnace, consider factors such as energy efficiency and size to ensure that you get the most out of your heating system.

Energy Efficiency

The more energy efficient your furnace, the better its performance, and the lower your energy bill. When purchasing a furnace, look for the Energy Star label. Appliances with this label are more energy efficient, and designed to help you realize savings over the long run. You may spend a little more up front, but the future savings come from lower energy consumption and lower need for repairs.

AFUE Rating

Modern furnaces are required to display the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). The AFUE is a measure of how efficiently your furnace will operate over a one-year period. The AFUE rating is found on the Energy Guide label and is displayed as a percentage. The higher the percentage, the more efficient the furnace. Ratings will depend on the type of furnace. Consult with your HVAC professional to ensure you purchase the right furnace for your home or business.

Durability and Warranty

Your furnace is a major investment, so you want to be sure it will last for a long time. The AFUE and Energy Star ratings are good indicators of the quality of the system. You also want to pay attention to warranty information and see how you are covered for repairs and replacements.

Furnace Size Matters

You want to ensure that your furnace is the right size for your home. Size is important because it will determine how effectively the system provides heat throughout the entire home. Again, it is best to seek the help of a reliable HVAC contractor. Your contractor will perform a load calculation, taking into consideration factors specific to your home.

Choosing a new furnace can be a challenge, but don’t let that leave struggling with an old, inefficient system. Call Bass Air Conditioning Company at 910-778-1536 and let us help with your furnace repair or installation needs.

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