The warm days of summer and early fall will soon be behind us, so if you had trouble with your home’s furnace last winter and decided to upgrade before this coming winter, now’s the time to start looking into buying a furnace that will provide reliable heating for your home at a low monthly utility cost.If your current equipment is failing and it’s older than 15 years, buying a furnace is probably a wise idea: the new generation of high-efficiency gas furnaces can save you a good deal in energy costs while being kinder to the environment.
Here are some important facts you should consider if you’re thinking about buying a new gas furnace. Bear in mind that as furnaces rise in efficiency, their upfront costs tend to rise as well. Your trusted HVAC technician can advise you on the best efficiency level, at a reasonable cost, in our cold-winter climate in Kansas City.
When it comes to furnaces, proper sizing is imperative. A furnace that’s too small will struggle to heat your home during the coldest days. One that’s too large will cycle on and off frequently, causing wear on the blower motor and other parts, wasting energy, and not providing even heating throughout your home. A reputable contractor who has been servicing our area for many years will take a careful and precise approach to sizing your new furnace.
Prior to finalizing buying a furnace, inquire whether the model type is fairly new, whether it has been sufficiently tested, and what are typical technical issues that could come about with that particular model.
After installation, ensure that you follow the appropriate maintenance guides, so that you do not run the risk of shortening the life span of your new equipment. You can also contribute to lowering your heating costs and prolonging the life span of your furnace by taking simple additional precautions, such as properly sealing cracks and insulating your home. In order to keep your warranty valid, and extend the life of your new furnace, schedule annual tuneups with a trusted HVAC technician.
For more expert advice about buying a furnace and other issues pertaining to home heating, please contact us at Overland Park Heating & Cooling, proudly serving the Greater Kansas City area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Overland Park, Kansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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