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New Furnace Must Haves

A new furnace is a significant investment and purchasing the right one for your home can be overwhelming. There’s a very good chance that a lot has changed since the last time you bought a heating system. With HVAC technology rapidly evolving, there are many new features available that increase energy efficiency, lower costs, and improve overall comfort. Before you replace your unit, read our blog as we discuss new furnace must haves.

Variable-speed blower

A variable-speed blower delivers air more quietly and slowly than a single-blower unit. It also helps maintain a consistent temperature while minimizing drafts. Because it converts AC power to DC, this unit uses less electricity, which can lower heating costs by up to 40 percent.

Variable heat output

You’ll find variable heat output on many variable-speed blowers. Automatically adjusting heat output as external temperatures fluctuate throughout the day ensures consistent and precise temperature control throughout the home.

Two-stage modulating gas valve

A two-stage modulating gas valve allows the furnace to operate on a quieter, low-fire setting unless the thermostat calls for a higher temperature. It operates in the first stage when heating requirements are moderate. As the temperature falls outdoors, the valve operates in the second stage. This configuration offers increased energy efficiency and cost savings.

Ignition system

Say goodbye to the pilot light. Today’s furnaces offer intermittent, direct-spark or hot-surface ignitions, which eliminate the need for a consistent flame. That makes the unit more energy efficient and means lower utility bills for you.

High-quality filters

Now more than ever, it’s important to use premium HVAC filters to increase indoor air quality. Many high-efficiency furnaces come with electrostatic or HEPA filters that are much better at trapping harmful particles than ordinary filters which is crucial for improving air quality and your family’s health and wellness.

Dual heat exchanger

A furnace’s “waste heat” is generated during combustion. Today’s advanced, high-performance heating systems use dual heat exchangers, which allows one exchanger to capture the excess heat from the other, increasing the unit’s efficiency. This means an improvement in energy output and lower heating costs.

Another thing to consider when purchasing a new furnace is incorporating zoned heating in your home. This allows for consistent temperatures throughout the home even if certain areas experience heat loss. It also allows you to maintain different temperatures in different areas, such as a nursery or elderly family member’s room. Talk to your HVAC professional about the right option for your home.

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