Buying a New Furnace? Here’s What You Need to Know

Buying a New Furnace? Here's What You Need to Know
Buying a New Furnace? Here's What You Need to Know

A furnace is an essential component of your home’s heating system. Like all mechanical devices, furnaces need to be properly sized and installed in order to operate efficiently and safely. Eventually, they also need to be replaced. If your home’s furnace is getting old and you’re having trouble heating, then you should consider a new furnace installation. But before making such a decision, there are several things that you should know about furnaces and what features to look for.

Size of the unit

An improperly sized furnace can waste up to 50% of your energy. In fact, improper sizing is responsible for up to 25% of a home’s heating and cooling energy consumption. To find the right size, you need to take into account the existing furnace that is in place, the total square footage of the home, how many heating zones there are including garages and basements, and what fuel type you currently use. By knowing this information you’ll be able to choose the right furnace.

Fuel source

When shopping for a new furnace, there are many options to consider. A good place to start is the cost of the fuel that it burns; some furnaces are powered by electricity, some by gas, and others use heating oil. The fuel requirements for your home will be similar to those on your current furnace, but this may change if you’re installing a new heating system in an older house. If you’re looking at new gas furnace models, consider how much of an impact they will make on your utility bill.

Noise level

A furnace’s noise level, or decibel rating, is an important factor to consider when shopping for a new furnace. A quiet and efficient furnace can help keep your home comfortable and help prevent excess wear and tear. Routine maintenance can reduce the noise that you hear from your furnace during normal operation.

Overall cost

Furnace prices vary greatly. When you’re shopping for a new furnace, it’s important to consider the overall cost of your furnace purchase. Furnaces can be expensive, and in many cases, will last you 10-15 years. So, it’s important to know what your new furnace will cost you on an annual basis before making your decision. Also, don’t just consider the initial price of the furnace that you are looking at, but also consider what replacement parts are needed down the road.


The manufacturer’s warranty is the factory warranty provided directly by the manufacturer of the heating and air conditioning system. Some contracts will state that if anything should go wrong with your new furnace, you only need to call the furnace company to make an appointment for service. The manufacturer’s warranty can vary in length, usually lasting anywhere from 1 to 5 years, which gives you extra security knowing that if anything happens to your new system, it will be fixed during the period stated in your contract.

Call a professional furnace contractor today

A good installation of a furnace is of utmost importance since it will last longer and deliver better performance for anyone who lives in the home. Professional contractors will ensure that your installation goes smoothly and that you get the utmost value from your new equipment. Contact the pros today to schedule an appointment!