Every home owner needs a way to keep their home comfortable and cozy in the cold, winter months. If you live in Illinois, you are bound to get cold if you do not have a heating system in your home. Furnaces are a popular heating device used my many home owners to maintain comfortable temperatures in their homes. New furnace models have many advantages such as higher energy efficiency and advanced features that make them easier to operate. What is your perfect furnace? Here are the primary guidelines needed for choosing a new replacement furnace.

Energy Efficiency Rating

Look at the energy efficiency rating found on the unit if you are shopping at a brick and mortar store, or in the specifications in the description if you are shopping online. Where older models were rated at 60 percent, today’s new models can be found rated between 78 to 96 percent. Look for the Energy Star tag/label and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) rating for the units you research. Not only will this conserve energy and save you on your energy bills, it may also make you eligible for a tax credit if that is available in your area.

Price and Value

Just because a furnace is cheap does not mean it is a good value. The quality of this kind of heating unit is not necessarily determined by its price. Look at what you need and consider the price versus the features, ratings, reviews, and quality of the brand name of the unit. New furnace models must meet your specific needs and budget.

System Type

Choosing the right system for your needs will require that you consult with your local heating, cooling, and ventilation (HVAC) contractor. You can choose from a split system which is a heat pump and air conditioner combined, a steam or broiler unit, a standard furnace unit, or other combination packaged units. The delivery and thermostat control for these systems work in the same way.

Choosing a quality heating, cooling, and ventilation (HVAC) contractor is a crucial part of making sure you get the right furnace and that it gets installed properly. Service 1 Heating & AC Inc. provides quality technicians with certifications in Trane Comfort Specialist training and NATE. The company has memberships in the ACCA and the BBB and is licensed, bonded, and insured to perform all kinds of HVAC jobs for your home.

    

 

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