What you should know about replacing your furnace:
Are you considering replacing your old furnace? Furnace Solutions Heating & Air Conditioning in Edmonton gives some useful information you should know about replacing your furnace:
Switching to a new, energy efficient furnace will help you save money on your energy bills and reduce the cost of having to constantly repair an old furnace. A brand new furnace will also eliminate any health and safety risks that might come with a run-down heating system and damaged furnace parts.
All furnaces differ in efficiency ratings based on what kind of fuel they use and the speed they run at. There are many different kinds of fuels used to heat homes in Canada including electricity, gas and in some homes, they’re still burning oil. In most cases different fuels are used based highly on where you live. A home that is in the mild temperatures of Vancouver Island could be heated efficiently with an electric furnace; whereas a home in the Edmonton area are better off with a gas furnace.
When should you replace your furnace?
You should consider replacing your furnace if your furnace is getting old, you are constantly paying for costly furnace repairs, and you’ve noticed an increase in your gas bill over the winter. ATCO Gas will come and inspect your furnace for free and if they deem it unsafe, it’s time to call in a professional heating and cooling company. If you’re noticing your house isn’t as warm as it should be, some rooms are warmer or colder than others or maybe your furnace has stopped working completely – it is time to have your heating system inspected and likely replaced by an reputable company like Furnace Solutions Heating & Air Conditioning in Edmonton.
Furnace Sizing & Types
Quite often in older homes, the furnace output is more than what the home actually needs and uses more fuel than necessary. In some cases, an over-sized furnace might only run for a short period, never coming to its top efficiency. A properly sized furnace will run well into its peak efficiency throughout the whole winter season. You can learn more about furnace sizing from the Canadian Housing & Mortgage Corporations “Proper Retrofit Furnace Sizing” research article.
The speed of the furnace is also something you might need to consider. Furnace Solutions Heating & Air Conditioning carries a wide selection of furnaces with variable and multi-speed settings which enhance indoor comfort by slowly ramping up your thermostat setting rather than turning it on at full speed. This removes the “cold air blow” often associated with single-speed furnaces.
If you’re unsure about the right furnace for your home, reach out to the experts at Furnace Solutions Heating & Air Conditioning. They’ll help you choose a furnace that will perform at maximum efficiency, provide the most comfort for your home and stay within your budget.