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Everyone in Utah needs a furnace. It’s just part of modern life. But like every appliance, furnaces wear out and must be replaced from time to time. If you are reading this, chances are you are considering getting a new furnace. And if you are wondering how to buy a furnace, you are not alone. Fortunately, we are here to help.
How to Buy a Furnace in Utah – The Basics
Our recommendations on how to buy a furnace include:
1. Look for furnaces with an AFUE rating of 90 or more.
ENERGY STAR rates modern furnaces to let you know how efficient they are. Throughout Utah, you will experience freezing weather in the winter – which means you need a strong furnace. But you also have to meet current efficiency standards for the area. A furnace with an AFUE rating of 90 or more will ensure you get an appliance that can keep you warm and minimize your environmental impact.
2. Choose from gas, electric, or oil.
Most homeowners are going to go with gas or electric, but there are some isolated homes that might need an oil furnace.
Gas furnaces come in three overall types, single-stage, two-stage, or modulating. Avoid single-stage gas furnaces in Utah because they only have one gas flow rate and can’t adjust for our local temperatures efficiently. Two-stage gas furnaces can switch from high flow to low flow, making them better. However, modulating are the best option because they can regulate temperatures most efficiently.
Electric furnaces are more expensive to operate than gas furnaces. But if you don’t have natural gas in your home, electric is the only option you have.
3. Calculate the size of furnace you need based on all factors – or have us do it for you!
Determining the size of the furnace you need can be challenging. Too small a furnace won’t keep you warm enough. Too big a furnace is a waste of money.
To calculate the size of furnace you need, consider:
- Square footage
- Number, size, and performance of windows
- Ceiling height
- Number of rooms
- And more…
How to Buy a Furnace – Get Personalized Advice from Professionals
You can certainly figure out how to buy a furnace on your own. It’s just going to take a lot of time and energy and you may make a costly and/or uncomfortable mistake. Our most important recommendation is to get professional advice from our team. We can help you pick the perfect furnace for your home. We can also make sure it is installed safely and correctly. And we can do all of this for less than you think.
Please call us at (801) 243-0191 or complete our secure online contact form to get in touch with our team. We can come out and give you a free estimate on replacing your furnace. Call us today to get started!