NEW FURNACE | CEDAR RAPIDS | NORTH LIBERTY | IOWA CITY
If you’ve decided this is the year you need to replace your home Furnace, begin your research now so your new system will be installed before winter. Is your Furnace more than 15 years old? The average life expectancy for a Furnace is between 16 and 20 years.
Brands such as Trane and Bryant offer modern features and energy-efficient options that should factor into your purchasing decision.
When it comes time to replace your Furnace, you want reliable equipment that minimizes operational cost while delivering the best home comfort.
NEW FURNACE FEATURES
While searching for new Furnaces, you’ve probably come across “single” and “two-stage” systems. A large part of the difference between single and two-stage is flexibility. To learn more about the differences and which system may be right for you, give us a call to schedule a free estimate.
FURNACE SIZE DOES MATTER
Bigger is not always better. For example, a Furnace that is too big for the home will heat the home too quickly. It will reach the set temperature and shut off. When your home cools, the Furnace will kick back on and repeat the cycle. This starting and stopping is hard on your system.
WHAT IS AFUE EFFICIENCY RATING?
The AFUE or (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating of Furnaces is the measurement of fuel efficiency, or how well a unit converts fuel to produce heat. The minimum AFUE rating requirement for Furnaces is 80% – but many have ratings that are much higher.
Furnaces with AFUE ratings between 90% – 98% are considered “High Efficiency” Furnaces. With Higher Efficiency comes a higher upfront cost. These units can save you money in the long run and offer more features. Depending where you live, you may qualify for a rebate from your utility provider.
ANNUAL SERVICE AGREEMENTS
To keep your new Furnace running efficiently and smoothly, we recommend an Annual Clean and Check. Rest easy during the cold season knowing your Heating equipment has been serviced by the professionals at Colony Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning.