The right furnace for you and your home

  • Feb 10, 2017
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Choosing a new furnace for your home can feel like a daunting task.  What type of fuel should you use?  How big should it be?  How will it affect the humidity and overall health of your house and air quality?

Talking to an expert can bring about great peace of mind.  Therm Tech Ltd. Heating and Cooling guarantees our fully licensed technicians will be able to answer all of your questions.

But – you want to be confident you know the right questions to ask.

Here is our one-stop guide to choosing the right furnace for your home.

  1. Choosing the right size

This is the most important thing to consider when choosing a furnace.  Bigger is always better right?  Not always.  If the furnace is too large for your home it can cause the system to cycle on and off more quickly.  This causes drafts as well as hot and cold spots because the heat is not being evenly distributed.  This is also an inefficient usage of fuel and can cost you more money.  A large system can also be quite noisy which will impact your home’s environment.  A Therm Tech Ltd. technician will perform a whole house evaluation to determine the best size furnace for the space.  Our goal is to equip your home with the most fuel and energy efficient option to provide maximum comfort.

  1. Understanding the lingo

There are a few other terms that you may not be aware of

BTU Rating (British Thermal Unit): an indication of the capacity or ability of a furnace system to heat the necessary space.  Most manufacturers make several different sizes for their models; we will help determine the smallest, most efficient system necessary to heat your home.

AFUE Rating (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency): refers to how efficiently the unit turns fuel into heat for the home. Modern furnaces have an AFUE rating of 90% and higher, meaning these high-efficiency units are the best at putting your energy dollars to work and can also lower energy bills.

  1. Routine Maintenance

Therm Tech Ltd. offers routine maintenance packages to ensure your furnace runs at its highest capacity.  Home owners should be aware of routine maintenance that can be done by them to guarantee their furnace’s effectiveness.

  • Duct Cleaning: If you are changing the filters every month, then the dust in the ducts will probably have no effect on your comfort.The exception to this rule is those with allergies whose ducts may require more thorough cleaning.
  • Changing the air filter: This is one of the easiest tasks to perform, yet so many homeowners are unaware of its importance. When the air filter gets clogged, airflow is restricted and the system fails.  This usually means the filter has to be replaced – costing you thousands of dollars.

Call Therm Tech Ltd. Heating and Cooling today to ask about furnace installation and maintenance.