What You Should Know Before Buying a Furnace

What You Should Know Before Buying a Furnace



Winters in Salt Lake City can be brutal, with long stretches of cold and snow days that make you want to stay inside, keeping warm on the couch. But what happens when your furnace goes out, and it needs to be replaced? You may not give much thought to the kind of heater you want, but there are actually several things you should be aware of before making this new purchase so you can stay warm all winter long.

No one wants to go through a cold Salt Lake City winter without adequate heat, or constantly forking over repair costs just to keep your heater going. Here are some key things to know before buying your new furnace:

Having a correctly sized furnace for your home matters! There are specific calculations a contractor uses to assess what size your home needs in order to maximize home comfort. You want to make sure your system is correctly sized because one that is too large or too small for your home is bound to cause issues for you in the long run.

Consider high-efficiency systems. Furnaces are graded by what’s called the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency measurement. New furnace systems have advanced significantly in recent years, and high-efficiency options can help lower your utility bills. Depending on where you live, Salt Lake City may have rebates or utility incentives to save you some money if you opt for a high-efficiency new furnace.

Getting a new furnace also means you should make sure your ductwork and vents are operating correctly. If you get a brand new furnace system, but other components in your house are preventing effective heating, you’re still bound to have problems adequately heating your home. A contractor can certainly help evaluate these other components of your home and help determine if your vents, ductwork, or even your chimney needs work in order to maximize your heating system’s operating power.

Once you have a new furnace installed, remember to take care of general maintenance. Have a professional perform a semi-annual or annual service of this system. It can help catch any problems early on and prevent you from paying for costly repairs.

So you’re ready to commit to a new heating system so you can enjoy winters a bit easier. Now, equipped with more knowledge, you should be prepared to make a decision. If you’d like expert advice, or need high-quality help in a new furnace installation and maintenance near Salt Lake City and surrounding areas, call All Utah Plumbing, Heating, & Air.

All Utah Plumbing, Heating and Air is ready to help install a new furnace in Salt Lake City, UT.

Nicholas Jansen