If you’re in the market for a new furnace, there are a lot of factors to consider. Gas or electric? Ducted or ductless? How large is the home that needs to be heated? What are the problems with your existing furnace, and how can those be avoided with a new system? But one of the most common questions we get asked is about brand names. Customers wonder: which companies make the most reliable furnaces?
The interesting part here is that the brand of the furnace isn’t actually a very important consideration. While in the past, some furnaces may not have been made to high standards, all modern furnaces from major brands must meet high-quality controls and efficiency standards. The brands we offer include Comfortmaker, Trane, McLain, NTI Boilers, Lennox, and Mitsubishi, and every single one of them builds top-notch products.
So if a furnace’s brand name isn’t a major concern when replacing your heating system, what are the things you should be paying close attention to?
When you consult with a reputable contractor, they’ll measure and inspect your home to make sure that they recommend a furnace that is properly sized. This will ensure that you’re able to keep your whole home perfectly cozy, but it goes beyond that. Undersized systems will struggle as they try to perform a too-large job, which makes them inefficient and increases wear and tear. This means you’ll end up paying both higher utility bills and more frequent repair bills.
Your HVAC technician will need to know all about how your new furnace will interface with your existing HVAC system and will make recommendations based on the ductwork in your home. If some furnace options would work better with your existing system, or some would require an upgrade to your ductwork, it’s critical that you know that before you make a decision.
Some furnaces will work better for certain people because everyone’s priorities are different. Perhaps energy efficiency is your top concern, either to reduce your utility bills or to decrease your environmental impact. Or perhaps your old furnace was a constant bother because it made too much noise while you tried to sleep or work from home, and you’d be happiest with a furnace that’s as quiet as possible.
An experienced HVAC technician will be able to provide you with options that best fit your personal needs, and they’ll be happy to answer any questions that will help you select a home heating system that you’ll be perfectly satisfied with.
One of the main things that contributes to a need for frequent furnace repair in Santa Fe, NM, is improper installation. Amateurs simply don’t have the knowledge base and on-the-job experience that makes expert installation go so smoothly. We’ve seen the long-term consequences of shoddy installation so often that we know all the pitfalls and how to avoid them. Relying on highly trained professionals will mean setting your furnace up for a long life of reliable heating, efficient operation, and infrequent repairs.
Contact Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing today with any questions about furnace maintenance, repair, or installation.