Buying a new home furnace is a major decision. At New Berlin Heating & Air Conditioning, we believe you should have all the information you need to make the best choice—because that new unit will last you for a long time. That’s why we put together a handy furnace buying guide for you to use. Read over our tips, then give us a call at 262-784-8889 for installation.
Questions to Ask When Buying a New Furnace
Do You Need a New System or Just a Repair?
If your current furnace doesn’t work, sometimes you just need a repair from the pros at New Berlin Heating—not a new system. But if your unit is more than 15 – 20 years old, it breaks down all the time, or your energy bills are sky-high, then yes, it may be best to consider a replacement.
What Size Furnace Do I Need?
A very important question. Believe it or not, furnaces are not one-size-fits-all. The best one for you depends on your specific home. A furnace that’s too big will cycle improperly—and one that’s too small will run constantly, trying to keep up with your heating needs. Trust a contractor like New Berlin Heating, who always measures your home to find the perfect system for you.
What Type of Furnace Do I Want?
The “type” of furnace refers to how the system actually works. Single-stage systems are the simplest—they turn on when the thermostat calls for it, and once they reach your desired temperature, they turn back off. Multi-stage units, on the other hand, provide steadier temperatures. They turn on when you adjust your thermostat, but instead of flipping back off again, they keep running but at a slower speed. These systems can actually be more efficient—but often come with a bigger price tag.
How Efficient Do I Want My System?
Furnace efficiency is rated by the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratio. A higher number means more fuel will be turned into usable heat (and less energy waste). However, the higher the number, the higher the upfront cost. The good news: A furnace with a high AFUE will help save you energy over the long term, helping pay for its high installation costs over time.
What Company Should I Choose for Installation?
Picking the best furnace for your home is one thing. But choosing the right team for installation is just as important.
That’s where New Berlin Heating comes in. Furnace brands installed by our experts can be 10 percent more efficient than those done by “the other guys.” So when you need a system replacement— or even if you need a personal furnace buying guide —turn to the experts at New Berlin Heating. Call us today at 262-784-8889 or contact us online.