- On March 18, 2020
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When thinking about installing a new furnace, make sure you consider the heating system’s size, efficiency rating and brand.
Determining furnace size depends on a number of factors including the livable square footage in your home, climate, airflow and heat loss. Only after calculating the required heating capacity can a salesperson recommend a furnace size. It’s important that the sizing is correct because an undersized and oversized unit can cause issues relating to operation and efficiency.
As of 2010, all furnaces sold in Canada must be high-efficiency, so you’ll only find heating systems with a minimum of 90% AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency). There are some furnaces that have nearly 100% efficiency, so it’s crucial to choose the right efficiency furnace for your needs and budget.
Furnace brand matters. Don’t simply choose a heating system based on price because things like reliability and warranty can save you money in the long run. Spend time researching different manufacturers and don’t be afraid to ask your HVAC company questions about different models and brands.
Remember that choosing the right installation company is just as important as picking the right furnace. An improperly installed heating system can cause a decrease in efficiency and home comfort, and could even break down prematurely.
Harding Heating & Air Conditioning takes customer satisfaction seriously. We stand behind our products and installation and work hard to ensure every project exceeds our client’s expectations.
Did you know that we offer free, in-home furnace quotes?
Contact us to schedule a convenient time for one of our expert sales technicians to stop by and provide you with a no-obligation estimate.
Team Harding is the most trusted heating and cooling provider to homeowners and new home construction builders for a reason—we’re fully committed to customer satisfaction, quality workmanship and fast, reliable service.