Believe it or not, there’s a specific furnace type for every kind of home. Before investing in a new unit, it’s important to understand what kind will fit your needs and heat your home the most efficiently. To do so, there are several different aspects to consider:
How Do You Want to Fuel Your Furnace?
You can fuel a furnace with natural gas, electricity or oil, depending on the type you buy. Gas furnaces tend to be the most cost-effective way to heat your home, especially when the temperatures drop outside, but many don’t like the toll these units take on the environment. Oil (or propane) fueled furnaces can also heat houses well, but they tend to be more expensive. If you don’t have access to a gas line in your home, an oil furnace is probably the way to go. Electric furnaces can suck a lot out of your bank account, but they do provide a more environmentally conscious way to heat your home without using natural gases.
Do You Care How Fast the Air Blows?
Some furnaces are variable speed blowers while others are fixed-speed blowers. The difference is pretty clear: one kind can be adjusted to suit your desired airspeeds. The other blows at a steady rate and tends to be a little quieter and more consistent. Choosing between the two types is really just a matter of personal preference.
What Size of Furnace Do You Need?
If you live in a tiny little home, you won’t need a large, expensive furnace to keep you toasty. On the other hand, buying a cheap furnace that’s smaller is a poor choice if you’re trying to heat a rather large space. Evaluate the size of your home and pick a furnace that’s appropriate for its needs. Need a little guidance when it comes to picking a new furnace? Contact Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® to learn about your options. Call us today at (706) 914-1617!