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Important Features To Look For In A Modern Furnace

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Usually, when you are having a new furnace installed, one of the most important considerations is how efficient your gas furnace will be. This will make your home much better for the planet and will also save you money on your gas bill. You will want a furnace that has an AFUE rating above 90%. But there are several other things to look for in your new gas furnace.


You will want a furnace that has a reputation for not breaking down. The last thing you want is for your furnace to stop functioning in the middle of winter and you will save money on repair costs. Also, make sure to choose a furnace with a warranty you're happy with.

Options Available

Two great types of furnaces to choose from are modulating and two-stage furnaces. Because your home will have fluctuating heating demand, a two-stage furnace can be helpful because you'll save money when your furnace is operating at a lower level. With a single-stage furnace, your furnace would have to cycle on and off more frequently which would increase your energy bills. The two-stage furnace will help eliminate cold spots.

If two stages are not enough, though, you'll want a modulating furnace. This type of furnace can have over a dozen stages and will keep your home at exactly the temperature you need. The modulating furnace is the most energy-efficient option.

Air Filtration

Some furnaces come with advanced air filtration that will remove irritants from your air. This is ideal for anyone who suffers from asthma or allergies. Your air quality will be based on how effective your furnace filter is.

A great filter may be able to stop particles as small as 0.3 microns. This can include spores, bacteria, smog, and pollen. As a result, your furnace can allow you to live a much healthier life.

Your Furnace Installation

Even if you choose the perfect furnace brand, you will also need to make sure that it's installed properly or you won't get the most out of your furnace. This is because a furnace needs to be sized properly for your home. Otherwise, the furnace will break down more quickly if it is too large or too small. 

Not installing your furnace properly can also increase the risk that your furnace will not function properly and you might simply end up with a furnace that isn't right for your home. Contact a professional furnace installer to get help.