Heating Installation Company Serving the Greenwood, South Carolina and Surrounding Areas.
Having a heating system installed in your home is a big undertaking. While the main work is typically done by professional heating technicians, the hardest part for you may very well be making sure that you’ve picked out the right system for your home. This is often easier said than done, due to the number of factors you’ll need to take into account when you’re making your selection.
If you feel like you don’t even know where to begin this process, give us a call today. Our heating experts will walk you through the selection process and help you pick out a system that’s appropriate for the dimensions of your home and the specific heating needs of your family.
Despite some of the attractive features of electric furnaces, gas furnaces are still the more popular of the two. They tend to be more energy efficient than electric models, and as long as they’re properly maintained, gas furnaces are perfectly safe to have and operate in your home.
A gas furnace will also typically cost less to install than an electric one, but they do require more frequent maintenance than most electric models. Also, although some older gas furnaces could be quite noisy when they were running, today’s models are almost as quiet as their electric counterparts.
AFUE Ratings for Furnaces
One thing you’ll notice when you’re comparing various types of furnaces is that they all come with what’s called an AFUE rating. This number reflects the energy efficiency of that particular model, so it’s important to take into account when you’re making your selection.
The furnaces on the market today typically have an AFUE rating of 80% or higher. Some can even get up above 90%, and while more efficient is generally better, there are other things you should take into account as well. For instance, a furnace with an AFUE rating of 90+% will be more expensive to purchase than one with an 80% AFUE rating.
If you live in an area with harsh and long winters or you own a particularly large home, you’ll probably make up for that higher installation cost with the monthly savings you’ll accrue on your heating bills. However, if you’re not going to be using your heating system that rigorously, you won’t be saving nearly as much each month. After all, an 80% AFUE furnace is still pretty efficient and will get the job done with lower upfront costs.
If you need help with Heating Installation in Greenwood, South Carolina or Surrounding Areas, contact Rush at 864-229-9117.