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Fuel Type Considerations For A New Furnace

Heat being adjusted after new furnace installation
November 28, 2016

A new furnace is exactly what your home needs to stay warm for the upcoming season. The outdoor temperatures are now on their way down, and we will see plenty of chilly nights ahead. The last thing you want is to be stuck with an old, faulty furnace that will bring more headaches than heat. When you sense your furnace has seen better days, you need to take action in replacing it with a new system now. However, there are several areas for you to consider before you throw money down on any old system. One of the most overlooked areas is fueling. Installing a furnace with the wrong fuel type can be a huge waste of time and money. For example, if you purchase a gas furnace when you really need an electric system, you may be in for an unwelcome surprise when it’s revealed that you do not have the proper hookups to run it properly. Plus, when you consider the average cost of a gas furnace is inching closer to $4,000, you are risking significant money loss that may leave you in a deep financial hole from which you will struggle to climb out. Worst of all, there is a huge safety risk in choosing the wrong fuel type, especially when it lead you to encountering home heating fires and carbon monoxide exposure. Always remember to think before you purchase, for both the comfort of your home and the comfort of your family.

Why You Should Call LimRic for Heating Service

At LimRic, we make furnace installation quick and easy. Our fully-trained and licensed contractors know what it takes to provide a home with quick yet efficient service. We want to see you with a heating system that keeps the whole family happy. In fact, we offer the most modern systems on the market from top brands like American Standard. The furnaces are built to last up to 20 years and offer an AFUE rating of up to 98.5%.  Even better, we can make sure you are getting the right fuel type for your furnace and show what to consider before you make a purchase. Our contractors will work with you in determining how can find the right fuel type for your home. Once you have a properly fueled and highly-efficient heating system, you can enjoy these next few chilly months ahead without worrying that you simply won’t have enough heat.

4 Types of Fuel to Consider Before a New Furnace Installation

To avoid spending thousands of dollars on the wrong system, you need to take all the right steps in ensuring your new furnace is just right for you. These steps include conducting Internet research, talking to a heating contractor, and learning the most possible info about different brands and models. But in case you are little lost on what fueling types are available to you, here is an overview of the 4 main types of fuel:

  1. Electric: This fuel type is generally less expensive to buy than gasoline, even if the annual operating cost can be higher. Electric furnaces are also known for their quiet performance and durability, even going so far to lasting 20 to 30 years. Since they are also easier to maintain, you will save more money on furnace tune-up services in the future, further expanding their lifespan.
  2. Gasoline: If you are looking for the fuel type with the most energy-efficiency, look no further. Gasoline is the most efficient fuel type around.  You should definitely make gas furnaces your first choice. They are much less expensive to operate over time. Plus, gas furnaces generally heat houses faster than other furnace types, even bringing heat during the coldest weather. However, you do need to be aware of gas leaks, a risk for any heating equipment with proper gas hookups.
  3. Solar Energy: In recent years, more homeowners have been looking for more environmentally-friendly heating options. Solar energy is becoming an incredibly popular option for furnace fuel, since they do not have the risk of releasing any harmful gasses into the environment or throughout your home. Solar energy will use concentrated solar power panels to produce high temperatures. It provides quality heat without the additional cost.
  4. Propane: Propane furnaces are also viable options since they provide warmer air compared to electric furnaces and provide the same advantages of a gas furnace without gas hookups. You will also need to consider what size of propane tank would be right for your home. In general, propane tanks can range in size up to 1,000 gallons, so they can meet a wide range of heating needs. 

Stay Ahead Of Your Furnace Failing – Schedule A New Furnace Installation Today

Contact LimRic today if you want to learn more on what type of fueling would be perfect for your new furnace!

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