What to look for in a new home furnace
Upgrading your older inefficient furnace has several benefits. You’ll improve energy efficiency, which is better for the planet and your bank account. In addition, you’ll enjoy cleaner and humidity-controlled air and overall better home comfort.
If you’re in the market for a new furnace, here are things you should look for:
First and foremost, your furnace upgrade should translate to immediate energy savings. The industry rates furnaces by their “annual fuel utilization efficiency” (AFUE). The AFUE rating of a home furnace is calculated similarly to vehicle fuel economy. So how much energy does it use, and how far does that get you (in terms of heat and comfort)?
The higher the AFUE rating, the more efficient the heating system. Carrier furnaces offer several energy-efficient innovations to help you use less energy and reduce heating costs.
Carrier furnaces offer a range of features at different price points. For example, a budget-friendly single-stage furnace provides the most basic comfort level. On the other hand, a two-stage furnace allows more control, with high and low-stage heating options, which allows more consistent heat and comfort. Then, modulating furnaces are packed with climate control innovations so you can have precise temperature and comfort control.
A new furnace can help you control humidity levels in your home, whether too dry or too humid. In Alberta, we usually experience dry winters, which can be hard on our skin, hair, allergies, flooring, and furniture. You can improve that with the right humidifier. Ask us how to pair a Carrier furnace and air conditioner to achieve the best humidity control in the winter and summer.
A single-stage furnace can be noisier than modulating and two-stage furnaces. The latter provides super quiet operation. In addition, you can install your furnace in an insulated cabinet to further reduce noise levels. This cabinet option is usually only necessary if your furnace is next to a living space and the noise bothers you.
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Fagnan’s Furnace Service is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. We offer a range of innovative Carrier furnaces, each with its list of features. We can guide you to select a new furnace that meets your needs for comfort, energy savings, and budget.
If you need a new furnace, book a consultation with us today.