Choosing a New Furnace

The leaves are starting to change color, the mornings are starting to get crisper, and it’s starting to feel a little more like fall. That means preparing the furnace before the cold weather hits. If the furnace is too old though, it might be time to replace it.
When choosing a new furnace, keep these things in mind:
It might be easiest to stick to the same type that is currently heating the home, but there are many types of fuel available. Today, natural gas is the dominant source because of its availability, inexpensiveness, and cleanness. There’s also oil, electricity, and even wood.
Because costs for each fuel type will vary by location, this should be checked out before choosing a fuel type. Some will have fees associated with them, and some don’t burn as cleanly as others. Making a pro/con list for each type could help for those who are indecisive.
Furnaces now have Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency ratings. Finding one with a high-rated efficiency will help to lower operating expenses.
To find the right size of furnace for the home, the heat output needs to be matched with the size of the house. Too big of a furnace will waste fuel and money. Too small of a furnace won’t generate enough heat. Diamond Heating and Cooling can help homeowners find the right size of furnace.
Where the furnace is located could be impacted by the size of the furnace. Another consideration is the venting or exhausting of carbon monoxide fumes.
When looking at new furnaces, talk to Diamond Heating and Cooling. They will help homeowners find the right furnace and install it. If the furnace does not reach the desired temperature range, they will replace the system at no charge.


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