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What to Know Before Installing in a New Furnace

If your home is feeling a bit drafty or your home can’t keep an even temperature, you may need to consider a new furnace. But there are a few things that you should know before installing a new furnace.

Repair or Replace?

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Once you have identified an issue with your furnace, the first thing you should consider is whether it’s best to replace the furnace with a newer model or try to fix your old one. While our HVAC technicians are skilled in knowing how to fix many problems, it’s sometimes best to consider an upgrade instead of a temporary fix. Most furnaces last between 15 to 20 years. So if yours is around this age and is constantly breaking down, it could be a good time to consider an upgrade.

Energy Efficiency

If you go with the route of replacing your furnace, look for an energy-efficient model. Not only are energy-efficient furnaces environmentally friendly, but they will also save you on energy costs. The energy efficiency of a furnace is based on its AFUE, annual fuel-utilization-efficiency rating. While a high-efficiency model may cost more money upfront, it could pay off in the long run.

Size of furnace

You’ll also want to make sure the size is right for your home. Identify what sized furnace you will need based on your home’s specifications, as it will help the system perform at its best. When an HVAC system is oversized, it not only increases the upfront costs but also decreases the system’s overall efficiency.

Once you’ve decided to install a new furnace, be sure to select the right contractor to perform the installation. It’s important to select an HVAC team that is skilled in installations as improper installation could greatly reduce your HVAC system’s efficiency. That means your cost savings are diminished significantly. Indications that your furnace was installed incorrectly include leaky ducts, improper refrigerant charge, and restricted airflow.

When it comes to your home’s HVAC system, it’s best to consult with a skilled professional. Not only could you potentially be losing thousands of dollars because of improper HVAC installation, but you could also be compromising your health. Let us do the work for you. We have decades of experience and have used our expertise in the industry to save money for countless homeowners over the years. We’ll make sure your HVAC system isn’t simply working but that it’s working for you.

Modern Sheet Metal provides furnace and air conditioner service, repair, replacement and installation throughout Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Darboy, Kimberly, Kaukauna and Greenville. Please call us at 920-733-4713 to discuss your residential or commercial heating & cooling needs!