Keep Home Cozy: Fix Your Furnace!

Do You Need a New Furnace

 Most homes have furnaces. They keep the home warm in fall and winter and work with the air-conditioning system to keep the home cool in spring and summer. Boise FurnaceHowever, most people don’t know how old there furnace is and when it was last replaced. The older the furnace the less energy efficient it’s likely to be. Older furnaces are also more likely to leak heat and gas, and are prone to breakdowns. Old furnaces are also more likely to explode and do damage to the home and cause serious injury or death. For this reason it is important to consider evaluating your furnace for repairs, or installing a new furnace.

Do You Need a New Furnace?There are four factors you should consider when trying to decide if you need a new furnace. You should consider the age of your furnace, how efficient it is, the cost of the fuel it take to run your furnace and your home’s “heating load”-the amount of energy it takes to keep the indoor temperature at about 65 degrees or so. If your furnace is more than 20 years old, it should be replaced. Newer gas furnaces use as much as 97% of the energy in the fuel it burns. This can save homeowners as much as 20% on their heating costs not matter what the price of gas or heating oil is currently. No matter what your heating load is, you could save money in the long run.

What are the benefits of a new furnace?An effective furnace can save you lots of money on your energy bills because new furnaces are more energy-efficient. Depending on the type of furnace you purchase, you may be entitled to rebates from the government. Plus new furnaces come with warranties which cover most replacement parts. This saves you money in the rare instance your new furnace does break down. A good furnaces are also safer and quieter than older ones.

A new furnace can not only provide your family with more warmth during the coldest months of the year, but it could also raise the value and safety of your property.Choosing the right furnace

The size furnace you need, its efficiency, and the type of fuel it uses are the most important considerations when choosing a furnace. Discuss the size of your home and your heating needs with an experienced HVAC professional and they will help you to understand your options when it comes to choosing a furnace.

Is the furnace in your Boise home not pushing out the proper heat? Get this taken care of by Wickstrom Plumbing Heating & Cooling, and call (208) 350-6413 today to get the furnace replaced.

Read This Before Your Next Furnace Purchase

What is the Importance of a Properly Sized Furnace?

 

Boise HeatingThe cold and blustery days are upon the nation. It is necessary to keep your house or business supplied with heat against the throws of mother nature. Most people have a furnace on their property for this need. However, if the system is too big or too small, it causes a number of problems including safety and danger issues.

– Efficiency and Lower Costs

If the system is too big the consumer is paying to operate oversized equipment. If the system is too small the cost is paying for the system to run constantly and face possible equipment failure.

– Comfort

When the wrong sized heating system is used it will effect the amount of times that the heater turns on and off. This creates a warm and cold cycle in the building. The heaters will not turn on at the proper times and therefore the person will experience hot and cold spots in the overall heating of the space. Heating systems that are oversized pump more air than is necessary into the space causing these drafts.

– Air Quality

Having the correct size of furnace will ensure that the air in the building is being processed and cleaned at the proper rate. As well as breathing concerns, the proper sized system will also help to eliminate moisture problems from oversized systems that can often encourage the growth of mold and mildew.

Dangers of Having a Wrongly Sized Furnace System

– Rust
When the furnace is too large for the area it needs to heat, it heats it too fast and shuts off too quickly. When this happens rust can form in the exchanger and rust it out from the inside. This frequent off and on of the furnace also puts extra stress on the exchanger causing it to experience stress fractures over time.

– Carbon Monoxide

When the exchanger experiences cracks and breaks it allows deadly carbon monoxide to enter the home. This odorless and colorless gas is deadly. All buildings should have carbon monoxide detectors to protect the inhabitants for this type of emergency.

When it comes to heating systems, bigger is not better. Finding the correct sized system for the area to be heated is essential to the efficiency, function, and safety of the occupants of the building. Consult a professional heating and cooling service to choose the right sized heating system for the space.

Instead of considering a furnace replacement on your own, leave this type of work to Wickstrom Plumbing Heating & Cooling. Hiring a professional can help you to preserve your property and your money, call us today at (208) 466-9447 for quality services in Boise.