In the chilly fall and winter months, a furnace can make all the difference in the world. If you have a furnace, it’s vital to keep it in top-functioning condition and running efficiently. The best way to do that is to get periodic furnace tune ups and inspections. Our heating service experts at North Carolina’s A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical can help.
What Type of Furnace Is Right for Your Home?
There are many different things to consider when figuring out what type of furnace to put in your home. Use this checklist to find the best fit for your situation:
When you’re looking into furnaces, the first thing you should consider is the climate in which you live. Here in the South, we seldom have freezing temperatures – but that doesn’t mean a furnace isn’t necessary.
However, the climate does mean that you have more flexibility. You can look into efficient gas heaters for temperate climates like North Carolina.
Gas heaters require a specific fuel utilization efficiency of a minimum of 80. Units with these efficiency ratings are often better suited for more mild temperatures. Best of all, they are more efficient, regardless of region.
The two most popular types of furnaces are gas and electric. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages.
Electric furnaces convert almost all of their energy into heat. They are also cheaper, but they are not as energy-efficient.
Gas furnaces can vary, hence the required 80 ratings in some areas. Gas furnaces tend to be more efficient than electric ones, but they are also more expensive.
Energy efficiency can affect the environment – and your bills. Depending on the size of your household, the frequency of use, energy rates and electricity prices, your bill can rack up a hefty amount. An energy-efficient furnace can save you hundreds per year.
As we mentioned, gas furnaces tend to be more efficient overall compared to electric ones. However, comparing the efficiency ratings of all choices is always beneficial. The cost of the fuel source may offset the efficiency.
Smaller furnaces are better for single rooms or small homes. If you have a multilevel house or multiple large rooms, you will want a larger furnace. However, if it’s too large, it will produce unnecessary heat and drive up energy costs.
Remember to account for windows, doors and ceilings when thinking about the right size furnace.
Why Choose A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical?
At A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical, our technicians recommend the best furnaces depending on your climate, type, energy usage and size needs.
Our team of experts has worked with furnaces and related units for many years. We partner with the best, most reliable brands so that you have only high-quality units and parts. We also pride ourselves on our customer service and reputation, and our clients always feel satisfied!
Common Furnace Repairs
There are common problems that can pop up with furnaces. Some common issues that require repairs:
- Dirty or malfunctioning motor bearings inside the unit
- The blower motor moves out of place
- Heat exchanger cracks, which releases carbon monoxide
- Dirt and debris that can prevent ignition and block jets
- And more
Contact the Pros at A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical for Furnace Inspection, Tune Up or Installation
Our team is here for you. Whether you want to install a furnace or have your current one inspected, we can help. We can do inspections, repairs, tune ups and installations. If you have more questions or want to schedule an appointment for one of our team members to come out, give us a call today!