Homeowners with just a little guidance can make a wise decision on a new furnace that they can be happy with for years to come. Our Grand Rapids heating technicians at Penning Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric are happy to show you how to invest in a good heating system for your home.
When shopping for a furnace, ask yourself a few general questions:
- Was I happy with my old furnace?
- If not, why were you unhappy?
- Did my old furnace make my home comfortable?
- Was it reliable?
- How was its performance?
- How much was the cost to operate?
From an investment point of view with an ROI of about 18 percent, furnaces are unique that in time they can more than pay for themselves. If you plan on staying in your current home for years to come, you will want to invest in a top-of-the-line HVAC product. Today’s furnaces are a far cry from the equipment used a generation ago that you won’t even need to upgrade when you sell your home down the line.
Things to Consider When Getting a New Furnace
When purchasing a gas furnace, you will need to consider how efficient it is. You can tell by the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating the furnace has been given. When you call on our Grand Rapids heating technicians, we will go over the variety of options you have for your home.
We also offer variable speed and two-stage furnaces, which are known to improve comfort and savings. Variable speed furnaces have up to four times the power of a standard furnace blower motor, overcoming many ductwork problems that prevent even heating. They even cost 80 percent less to operate electrically than a standard furnace blower motor.
Owning a two-stage furnace is like having two furnaces in one. While the low-fire gas valve operates during milder temperatures, in extreme weather, the high-fire valve kicks in as well. Your home always maintains a comfortable temperature while your furnace utilizes only the energy it needs.
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