It’s important to watch for signs that your furnace is on its way out, so you can get a new one before you’re left cold in the middle of winter. Some of the signs that you should pay attention to include an increase in your utility bills, ineffective heating, and the age of your heater. If it’s over 10 years old, it’s probably time for a new heating installation. So what should you look for in the new equipment that you choose? Consider the following 5 things.
Look at the ENERGY STAR rating of each heater that you’re considering. You want one with a great rating, because then you’ll know that the equipment will have better efficiency. This will save you money in the long run and ensure that your equipment will have optimal performance.
You need to make sure that the heater can handle the size of your home. Consider the square footage of your home as you determine how large the heater needs to be in order to keep your home warm. If you get one that can’t handle the size of your home, it will have to work overtime to keep your home warm. You should make sure that you have the space in your furnace room for the heater that you want, too.
Think about where you live and the weather that you have. Are you permitted to burn firewood in your home? Can you dig up your yard to add a geothermal system? Make sure the heater that you use will work for the location of your home.
What is your budget? What can you afford for your furnace? You’re going to want to purchase a quality furnace. You may need to shell out a little more money than you were expecting to spend in order to get the best heater for your home.
There are heaters available that can offer you tax credits. A professional can help you know the ones that are eligible for the tax credit. This can also help you save money with the heater that you purchase.
If you’re still wondering about how to choose the right heater and which one is right for you, the experts Cool Air Mechanical can talk to you about your home and your heating installation needs to help you choose the right one. We can also answer your questions about finding one with high ENERGY STAR ratings and tax credits to help save you money in the long run.