The energy needed to heat your home can account for approximately 50% of your monthly utility bill. This is why it is so important to consider upgrading an older low or mid-efficiency furnace to maintain steady, comfortable temperatures throughout your home.
Gas furnaces are innovatively designed with efficiency and precise temperature control in mind. With single stage, two stage and modulating furnaces available, there is a furnace perfect for every home. If you are considering upgrading your furnace, a consideration should be a furnace with a high-efficiency rating of at least 95% and preferably Energy Star certified. An add-on communicating thermostat with advanced technology will also give ultimate comfort and greater efficiency of your unit for optimal performance year after year.
There are many well known brands to choose from, like Trane, Carrier and Amana. However, the most important thing is to ensure that all makes and models are installed to manufacturers’ and BC Safety Authority specifications. A BC Safety Authority Gas Permit is mandatory to ensure your installation is done to current safety codes for your peace of mind. Also, choose a well established contractor that stands behind their work, providing a 1 year warranty on labour.
Every home is different … different size layout, ductwork, insulation, windows, etc. All of these need to be considered when choosing the right furnace. Ask the professionals at Westisle Heating & Cooling for a free in-home consultation to determine the best furnace for the best price.