Winter weather will soon arrive in Lewes, DE, which means that it’s important to have a safe, efficient, and effective furnace. If you’re in need of a furnace replacement, you’ll have to sort through a lot of options. Here are four tips on choosing a furnace for the cold Delaware winters.
1. Comfort Features
You may want a furnace with special comfort features, such as a variable-speed motor. Most of the time, they operate at the lowest speed. This delivers longer heating cycles but fewer of them. The longer but fewer heating cycles improve indoor air quality, increase the consistency in indoor temperatures, and cause less wear and tear on the furnace.
2. Smart Thermostat Compatibility
If you travel or run a lot of errands, choose a furnace that’s compatible with a smart thermostat. You can download the thermostat’s app and use your phone to change your house’s temperature. Smart thermostats make use of geofencing to automatically adjust your house’s temperature based on your location.
3. AFUE Rating
Annual fuel utilization efficiency, or AFUE, is a rating of how efficiently a furnace converts input energy into heat. The AFUE range of gas furnaces is 80% to 98.5%. For a furnace with a 90% AFUE rating, that means 90% of the input energy is converted into heat, while 10% is lost to waste. The higher the AFUE rating, the lower your heating costs.
4. Energy Star Certification
Furnaces with an Energy Star certification use 30% less fuel to deliver the same amount of heat. If you want to lower your utility bills and your residence’s carbon footprint, select one of these furnaces. Many manufacturers produce furnaces with Energy Star certification.
Sabrs is a trusted installer of furnaces in Lewes. We’re also ready to provide you with dependable heating and air conditioning maintenance, repair, and replacement services. Our indoor air quality systems are designed to keep your home’s air clean, healthy, and comfortable. To learn more about choosing a new furnace, give us at Sabrs a call today.