When you need to get a furnace for your home, it’s important to get the one that meets the needs of your particular house. However, there are so many variables that it can be challenging to figure out what you need. Use this guide to understand what to consider to ensure that you get the perfect furnace for your house.

Fuel Type

While natural gas is the most common type of furnace, there are also electric and propane furnaces. Before purchasing a furnace, you want to make sure that you’re choosing the kind that your home is set up to use. If you use a professional HVAC installer, they’ll help you determine what your house currently uses and if it’s worth converting to a different type.

Heating Capacity

Heating capacity is the amount of heat the unit will produce in an hour of cycling. If you have an oversized or undersized unit, it will drive up your heating costs while failing to heat your home effectively. If it is too large, it will cycle off more than necessary. If it is two small, it will need to run constantly to keep up. Both situations can shorten the life cycle of the unit. An experienced technician will use multiple variables when determining the right size unit for your home, including home size, insulation, number and size of windows and number of occupants.

Choosing Efficiency

Next, it’s important to consider the level of efficiency you want. While a higher efficiency system will cost more to install, it’ll save money on your heating bills. These higher efficiency systems may use a multi-stage or modulating burner, a multi- or variable-speed fan, and a dual heat exchanger.

Checking Reviews

Once you know what kind of system you’re looking for, it’s time to select the manufacturer and model. As you explore the options, check Consumer Reports and the Better Business Bureau for reviews and potential issues.

People around Hermosa Beach know to call HVAC Inspections Los Angeles when they want expert guidance in choosing the right furnace for their home. Our team provides AC and heating installation, maintenance and repair along with indoor air quality solutions and attic insulation. Call to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced furnace technicians.

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