Choosing the Right Furnace for Your Home or Business.
Choosing the right furnace for your home or office can be a challenging task. That's why it’s important to understand the basics like different furnace fuel types, the levels of efficiency, and unit sizes. From there, factors like comfort, aesthetics, and environmental impact are all important to keep in mind when making a decision.
Once you know the basics contact, a professional to help guide you through the entire installation process.
Furnace fuel efficiency ratings
The measurement for furnace fuel efficiency is called an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating. To find your rating look for a yellow “EnergyGuide” label that’s required by the Federal Trade Commission. AFUE ratings run from the 80 percent minimum to 98.5 percent. The meaning of this percentage is very simple: This is the ratio of the furnace’s annual fossil fuel that is converted into usable heat.
If the AFUE is higher than 90 percent it’s considered “high efficiency” and models with an 80 percent to 83 percent AFUE as “mid-efficiency.”
Furnace Warning Signs
Rise in heating costs.
Buzzing, clicking, or humming sounds coming from the furnace
Rust, soot, or moisture are present around your furnace
Leaks of any kind
The decrease in energy efficiency