• Is the old furnace in your basement giving you a permanent headache? Do you want to replace it? Or do you want to install a compact central heating system in your new home? When you think about all these aspects, you should not arrive at a hasty conclusion and a wrong method of approach like installing an inefficient and underperforming heating system definitely invites a lot of complications including huge waste money. Here are the most important aspects that need to consider while looking for furnaces:

    Never undermine the importance of energy-efficiency

    You need to realize that each combustion furnace has a rating number. It is always advisable to assess how much of the fuel input is being converted into useful heat for your home and that is exactly where the importance of Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) comes in. It shows in percentage the exact quantity of fuel input being converted into useful heat. All top quality and highly efficient furnaces have an AFUE of 90 to 97 percent and it clearly shows that these furnaces allow only 3 to 10 percent of fuel to go through the chimney and the remaining quantity is converted into useful heat. Although the cost of these highly advanced models is on the higher side, they offer monthly dividends in lower energy bills throughout your lifetime. They also have excellent energy saving features compared to mid or lower-efficiency furnaces.  

     Carefully consider the fuel options 

    The major fuel options for combustion furnaces are natural gas, propane and fuel oil. If your home is already attached to a natural gas line, you need to choose a gas furnace because in the given situation, it is most cost effective and convenient option available. When it comes to selecting a gas furnace, you have a wide variety of furnaces to choose from. 

    Focus on sizing

    Before arriving at a decision on the size of the furnace, you need to hire a reliable professional to calculate the heating load of your home. Extremely small furnaces always fail to provide adequate heating during cold weather and oversized furnaces also create problems by wasting a lot of energy and stressing components as they turn on and off throughout the day due to short cycling. You should never trust a contractor who recommends a heating system based on the square footage of your home. 

     Analyze features

     Highly advanced models always contain different types of energy-efficiency features and they include variable speed blower motor or fan and fuel burners that control the output of furnaces to go well with the existing conditions. 

    Assess the cost 

    Many people identify the most suitable furnace after a careful analysis but the cost may not go well with their budget. It has become a major concern for a lot of people. In such a situation, you do not need to panic because at Consumers Comfort, we offer highly flexible financing options with low interest rates and we also offer customer-friendly rental options. When it comes to financed or rental furnace Toronto residents have many options to choose from. These are extremely affordable for you because major portion of the monthly payment can be covered by the energy savings.