If you’re thinking about replacing your furnace, there are a lot of things to think about. We’ve put together some of the most important considerations to think about as you choose which gas-fired furnace to buy for your home in Avon Lake.
Furnaces are rated based on the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). This measures how much fuel is actually converted into heat over a season. Older furnaces have an AFUE rating of 60%. That means that 40% of the fuel is wasted and not converted into heat. Newer furnaces have an AFUE rating of up to 96% or 97%. If you’re interested in increasing the overall efficiency of your heating system, getting a newer furnace with a higher AFUE rating is a great place to start.
If you have an older furnace, it may lack several important safety features that newer furnaces have. Furnaces burn fuel to create heat. There are several things that can go wrong and cause extreme danger to your property and to your personal safety. Gas leaks, fumes leaking, overheating and fires are just some of the dangers that new safety features are designed to detect and prevent. For example, in the case of a fire or overheating, there are limit switches that detect the heat and shut off the furnace.
Newer furnaces typically are smaller than older models which can free up space in your storage area or basement.
As your furnace ages, you might start to notice that it needs repairs more often or that it provides inconsistent heat. This is just part of the natural aging process for your furnace. With a newer model, you should experience less repairs and more consistent heating throughout your home.
If you have any questions about your current furnace or if you’re interested in replacing it, call the Avon Lake furnace experts at Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating.