The furnace has long been and still remains one of the most popular of all home heating systems. This is no fluke. Furnaces are capable of heating homes in an efficient, effective, and prompt manner. However, this is only the case when the right furnace is installed in a home. If you are thinking about replacing your furnace in Bolingbrook, IL when spring comes around, or if unforeseen problems demand that you invest in a new furnace ASAP, it is vital that you take your time to consider your options, and that you hire a trained professional to do the job. Read the following tips, and give DuAll Heating & Cooling a call with any questions that you may have.
Gas or Electric?
One of the major points of consideration when choosing a new furnace is what type of fuel source it will use. Many homeowners opt for natural gas. This fossil fuel is relatively clean-burning, and tends to be quite affordable. It is piped directly to the home, so you won’t have to worry about deliveries or on-site storage, as you would with oil or propane. However, using natural gas does necessitate some proximity to a natural gas line, and it may simply not be available in every area. Electricity usually is, and modern electric furnaces actually operate with incredible efficiency. However, this won’t necessarily translate to great affordability, as electricity does tend to cost more than natural gas.
Before having a new furnace installed in your home, it is important that a trained professional completes a heat load calculation therein. If your system is too small, it is going to struggle to heat your home effectively, and you’ll wind up living in sub-par comfort and paying too much to do so. If your furnace is too big, though, it may actually bring temperatures up too quickly. This will cause it to short-cycle, incurring unnecessary wear and tear and driving up energy costs as it starts up frequently. Contact us to make sure that you have the ideal furnace for your home installed.