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Now Is the Perfect Time for a New Furnace

It might not seem like the best time for a new furnace installation in Kalispell, MT, but bear with us. Now that springtime is finally here and we’ve got a bit of a reprieve from the cold, but before the summer heat hits us, we’ve got a window of time to do some evaluations.

With the previous winter still fresh on your mind, how was your furnace? Did it run with a few problems? Perhaps your home felt drafty and uncomfortable, even though it was working as intended.

These are signs that you could really use an upgrade, and with some of the budding furnace technology available these days, you could really go a long way with not very much money.

So, let’s get into it! We’ll cover all the things you need to think about if you’re going to invest in a new furnace. And, we’ll talk about why now is the best time to get it done for you and your family.

High-Efficiency Systems Are More Accessible

Back in the day, a customer on a budget would have to choose between a high efficiency furnace that costs more upfront but less over time, and a furnace that was cheaper but less efficient.

This is what caused so many people to run inefficient furnaces in their homes for decades on end. Well, if you’re interested in a furnace replacement, then you’ll be delighted to know that high efficiency systems are the new standard.

It’s very common these days to find an affordable gas furnace that runs 90 AFUE or more. AFUE stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency and it basically denotes the percentage of gas that turns into heat you can feel. The closer the number is to 100, the more efficient it is.

So, you’ve got plenty of options from high-efficiency furnaces with incredibly efficient AFUE ratings.

Plenty of Time to Prepare

It’s springtime, which means you’ve got many months to make this preparation. This is perfect because choosing a new furnace can sometimes be a long process, while you do the necessary research and talk to your prospective installer. Take all of the opinions you can while budgeting accordingly, and you’ll be amazed at the improvement your new furnace will be.

Explore Your Options

You know, you don’t have to just replace your old furnace with a new one. You could opt for either repairing and maintaining your existing system if it’s in good shape, or investing in an electric furnace or a heat pump. There are other options out there and you deserve to get a full scope before deciding the system that’s right for you.

Gas furnaces are great, but they’re just one of many different kinds of systems. Electric furnaces are also options for customers that might be on a tighter budget and want to switch to electric heating systems. But electricity runs more expensive than gas, so the energy bill will be higher than you’re used to.

There are also heat pumps, which are both heating and air conditioning units that focus on moving heat from one location to another. Certain heat pump models can really go above and beyond being powerful heaters and efficient air conditioners all year round. The choice is yours!

Contact Bill’s Superheat, Inc. to get started with your new furnace installation. Here to Save the Day!

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