If you want to have a new furnace installed, there are several things you should consider. First, make sure you get an experienced, reliable, and licensed technician to handle the task. The technician will help you decide the best furnace type to install and ensure it fits in the provided space. There are different types of furnaces to choose from depending on your budget, preferences, and available fuel options.
The fuel options are
A 2015 Residential Energy Consumption study revealed that most US households use either gas furnaces, electric furnaces, or electric pumps to heat their homes. However, the type of equipment depends on weather conditions and personal preferences.
Types of Furnaces
The main types of furnaces most residents prefer are the single-stage, 2-stage, and modulating furnaces.
Currently, the single-stage furnaces, which are basic furnaces, are the most installed type and the most affordable market options. They don't have a heat regulator and only have a single setting meaning that the furnace operates on the maximum temperature setting.
The 2 stage furnace has the on and a medium temperature setting. You can operate on the maximum temperature or the medium intensity setting. The modulating furnace has more advanced features and can be regulated to meet your home's heat requirements. It's the most efficient furnace type.
Why Opt for Natural Gas?
As energy.gov reveals, 49% of homes in the US use natural gas, while 34% use electricity to meet their heat requirements. Natural gas is less expensive than electricity. It's also cleaner, safer and more reliable.
Additionally, gas furnace installations are straightforward, inexpensive, and come in various models, which means you'll find something to meet your needs, budget, and preferences. The furnaces are easy to maintain and are compatible with smart-home designs.
However, just like any other furnace, gas furnaces require regular maintenance and cleaning to ensure they don't break down easily and remain efficient. They are also very efficient. They use less energy, have low operation costs, and are durable.
As you shop for a new furnace, consider the type of fuel to use and the efficiency level. Other considerations are the cost of buying, installation, energy, and maintenance. You may also want to use more environmentally friendly options such as natural gas. According to afdc.energy.gov, natural gas is readily available in the US, is affordable, and has an already established distribution network.
Talk to an HVAC contractor to get more information about furnace installation.