3 Things To Consider Before Getting A New Furnace

Posted on: 20 July 2023


If you need to replace your furnace, summer can be a good time to do it because you don't have to worry about being cold when the work is being done. When you decide to replace your heating system, you want to be sure you are getting the right one for your house. You will need to think about several things before you make your final decision about what to get. 


One thing you need to consider is what your budget is. When you plan your budget, you need to plan for not just how much the heating system will cost but also the installation cost. If you have to deal with new utilities, you will also need to consider that too. For example, if the furnace you want runs on natural gas, but you don't currently have natural gas connected to your home, but there is a supply pipe in your street, you will have to talk to the gas company to see how much it will cost to connect your house to the gas line. When you create your budget, you may want to have the number you are willing to spend and then the number you absolutely can't pass. 

House Size

You also need to consider the square footage of your house. Heaters are rated to work in a certain square footage, and if the heater you get is too big or too small, it will cause the heating system to not work correctly. If the system is too small, the new furnace will keep running to try to meet the demand, which will wear it out faster. If you aren't sure of the exact square footage of your house, you can estimate. The HVAC installer may be able to help you figure out the square footage of your home. 

Existing Infrastructure

The existing heating infrastructure in your house is also something you need to think about. If you have had a forced air furnace in the past, then you have ductwork. That can make installing a new forced air furnace easier. But if you haven't, that means the installer will have to do a lot more work to install your furnace. 

If you are thinking about getting a new furnace, summer is the perfect time to do it. But before you can get a new heater, you need to go through several variables that can affect which heater you get.  

Contact a local heating company to learn more.