Have you experienced a spike in your energy bills? Does your furnace turn on or off when it shouldn’t? Maybe you’ve picked up on odd noises or gross smells coming from your heating system. These are telltale signs your furnace’s performance is declining and you need a furnace installation.
1. Furnaces Must Be Properly Sized
A bigger furnace won’t heat your home more effectively if it’s not designed for your home’s square footage.
There are a whole bunch of other factors to consider as well, like the type and how many windows you have, quality of insulation, use of heat-generating appliances, and the climate you live in. The condition and overall design of your ductwork plays a role as well.
If you choose the wrong sized model, you’ll likely see lower efficiency and perhaps reduced comfort. An HVAC contractor can assess your home and various factors to determine the best furnace size.
2. Maximum Efficiency Requires Functional Ducts and Air Vents
Home ductwork and air vents should be professionally inspected before a new furnace installation. Poorly sealed ducts can result in substantial energy loss, while dirt and debris can reduce the efficiency and performance of your furnace.