How to Choose the Right Furnace For Your Home

Home purchases can be incredibly daunting. There’s so many factors to consider and options to evaluate. And when it comes to heating your home, there’s preferences, fuel types, efficiency and unit sizes to look at. Investing time to make an informed decision is necessary to ensuring that you’ll be happy with your choice. AAA Heating and Cooling has provided us with a wonderful resource to help figure out what furnace you want.

First, you need to decide what fuel type to use. There’s gas, oil or electricity that you can use to power your furnace. Some options are more popular for different areas. For example, in California, natural gas is often cheaper than electricity.

Next, you should look at efficiency. A heat pumps efficiency ratings will determine the cost of your heating bill, which if you live in a cold place, it’s no chump change. A furnace that is qualified as 80% efficient delivers 80% of the heat to your home while the rest goes up the chimney flue.

Unit size is the last option to consider. Calculate insulation and the size of your heating area to determine what unit size is best suited for your home. There’s no value in buying a unit that can heat more than your home needs and a unit too small won’t be able to keep up with your heating demands.

There’s much much more to know. Read on in the infographic below.