New Year, New Home Heating System
As we approach a new year, many of us are setting goals for the next. One of your goals may be to upgrade your existing heating system. Ensuring that you pick the right one to heat your home starts with talking with an HVAC professional.
Why Do You Need a Furnace Replacement?
While you likely wish they would, furnaces don't last forever. The average furnace lasts between 15 and 20 years. If your existing furnace is nearing the end of its lifespan, it's time to consider a replacement. If your furnace has stopped working, it may need an upgrade if an HVAC professional can't repair it.
Another popular reason to replace your furnace is to get a more energy-efficient one. Furnace technology continues to change with every passing year. If your furnace is 10 years or older, you may be able to cash in on a lot of energy savings. Be sure to do this by upgrading to a new, more energy-efficient unit.
What Size Furnace Should You Get?
When you look at furnaces to buy, one factor that you need to look into is its heating capability. All furnaces will have a BTU heating capacity. You'll need to ensure that your heating system will be able to heat the total square footage of your home. Most experts recommend around 30 BTUs for every 1,000 square feet of your home.
There are other factors that you will need to consider when deciding your ideal furnace size. This can include the layout of your home or how many rooms your home has. Calling in an HVAC professional is the best way to ensure that you get a furnace that is the right size for your home. Purchasing a furnace that is too small will keep you feeling cold. Purchasing a furnace that is too big will reduce your home's comfort level. It will also increase your wintertime energy bills.
Is a Smart Thermostat Worth the Investment?
Smart thermostats are a step up from programmable thermostats. They offer all the convenient features of programmable thermostats. This includes setting different temperatures for varying times of the day and week. But, they have some other great benefits that you should take advantage of.
First, smart thermostats will connect to your smartphone device. This makes it super simple to change the settings on your thermostat from anywhere. As long as your smartphone has internet, you can change the temperature in your home. Second, smart thermostats will track your usage habits. This information will allow it to make suggestions to help reduce your energy bills. They'll even alert you when it's time to replace your system's air filter.
Call Us Today
If you're considering upgrading to a new heating system, then it's time to give us a call. Let our HVAC professionals help you with all your home heating needs this winter season.