If your old furnace is starting to burn out on you, and you are wasting money every month living in a chilly home, it's time to replace it. There are a lot of great new energy efficient models you can replace your old energy eating furnace with, but there are a few other things you want to take into consideration when you are ready to replace your old unit.
There are around 100 million homes in America that are poorly insulated. If your home is a part of this statistic, you could be losing the air that your furnace is creating, and it's costing you money. You may want to have a thermal imaging test performed to see where you are losing the most air. Replacing the furnace is pointless if your home isn't withholding the heat, so have new insulation installed.
You could be losing a shocking 30 percent of the heat produced by your furnace before it even makes it to the rooms in your home. Ducts that have leaks, cracks and damages could be allowing air to escape. You can have the ducts sealed to stop air loss, and this is also going to help reduce air loss from the air conditioner if the ducts are shared. This can help your new furnace be even more efficient.
Bigger is More Expensive
Getting a large furnace that is too big for your home is going to waste money, not heat your home better. The larger unit is going to be more expensive to purchase, and it will consume more energy than a unit that fits your home properly. Make sure that the HVAC experts get the proper size for your home, and that the furnace is an Energy Star appliance so you can get a tax rebate.
The HVAC team can help you make your home as efficient as possible while you are searching for a new furnace. Take your old unit to scrap metal yard to get some money back towards your new purchase, or donate it to a shelter if it is still safe to use. You are going to save money on your heating bills with these different changes you make to your home, in addition to the new furnace, and you are going to add value to your home by installing a new appliance. Don't spend another chilly night and let the professionals, like Springer Bros Air Conditioning-Heating LLC, lend you a hand.