Saturday, January 16, 2021
ADVT 
Decor

Buying a new furnace: Tips from the pros

Darpan News Desk, 09 Nov, 2016
  • Buying a new furnace: Tips from the pros
With fall here, heating bills will be on the rise and for people looking to lower their costs, the best place to look is of course at the furnace.
 
For people looking into a new furnace for their home, Napoleon suggests the following tips:
 
Size matters – One of the most important factors when buying a furnace is to have a professional installer examine the size of the house and then determine the size of the furnace necessary for the space. A furnace that is too large leaves gaps in temperature as it turns on until it overwhelms the thermostat. The house ends up cooling down until the next cycle and creates an inconsistent temperature. A furnace that is the right size for the space, however, will be able to better regulate a constant temperature.
 
Fewer emissions – Being energy and environmentally conscious does not have to stop at the furnace. With Napoleon’s HYBRID 150, the fuel comes from three different sources – wood, oil or electric. This furnace is one of the cleanest and most efficient combination solid fuel-burning furnaces on the market today. The furnace switches from wood to oil or electric automatically and if the furnace runs out of wood a second thermostat will keep the house nice and toasty even if you are not at home.
 
Don’t buy on price alone – Always be sure to ask a professional installer, contractor or reputable salesperson about annual operating costs for whatever furnaces you may be looking at. While there are a variety of factors to consider, price should not necessarily be number one. Efficiencies, however, can vary drastically depending on price, which means that if you pay more up front now, you’ll still enjoy lower heating bills 10 or 15 years later.
 
Get the right documentation – Any reputable installer or manufacturer will be sure to not only include the purchase agreement and warranty information but also explain exactly what you are getting. If you feel confused or unsure about anything don’t be afraid to ask.
 
Correct installation and maintenance – Furnace installation should be done by a trained professional as not only can it be a safety hazard but if anything is off it can severely impact your efficiency and therefore your heating bill. Regular maintenance, generally in the fall, will keep the furnace performing like it should, keeping your family warm and your wallet a little fuller.

MORE Decor ARTICLES

Show Your Home!

Show Your Home!

You’re ready to sell your home but is your home ready to sell? Whether the market is...

Show Your Home!

Tidy Up Your Home Cleaning Routine

Tidy Up Your Home Cleaning Routine

Cleaning at the same time every day can easily become a habit and subsequently seem like less of a chore. Similarly, scheduling when you clean will make it more likely to happen. 

Tidy Up Your Home Cleaning Routine

Relocating To New Home? Clean It Well

Relocating To New Home? Clean It Well
If you're relocating to a new home, make sure you clean the walls, toilet seats, drains and pipes well for hygeinic surroundings, 
says an expert.

Relocating To New Home? Clean It Well

A Home in Bloom

A Home in Bloom

Arranging fresh-cut flowers to freshen up your space.

A Home in Bloom

Estate Planning: What Is It and Why Do I Need It?

Estate Planning: What Is It and Why Do I Need It?

Estate planning is the process of determining and implementing the most efficient way to transfer your assets to the next generation. Period.

Estate Planning: What Is It and Why Do I Need It?

Ask A Designer: Use Pastel Colours Judiciously To Brighten A Room Without Overdoing It

Ask A Designer: Use Pastel Colours Judiciously To Brighten A Room Without Overdoing It

After a long winter, the pastel colours of spring look pretty appealing right now. Cheerful pastel pinks, yellows, greens and blues can seriously brighten up a room.

Ask A Designer: Use Pastel Colours Judiciously To Brighten A Room Without Overdoing It