When you are thinking of replacing your furnace, or the time has come where your furnace has made it clear that you have to replace it, you may have some questions. You might find many of the answers to your questions below.
Do you have to go with the same type of furnace?
If your home is set up with gas and electric fittings, then you can choose to go with either a gas or an electric furnace. You may need to have some things done to switch between the two. If you want to go with an electric furnace, then this won't be a big deal to install; they would just cap off the gas line. However, if you wanted to go from an electric one to a gas one, then you may need to have a gas line installed in the area where the furnace will be installed.
What kinds of blowers are there?
There are a couple of different kinds of blowers. One is a standard blower that will blow at a certain speed, and you can only turn it off and on. The other one is a variable-speed blower. Not only can you turn it on and off, but you can also control the speed at which it blows. Another added benefit of a variable-speed blower is that it is generally quieter.
Can't you just replace your furnace yourself?
Unless you are a professional, you should never attempt to install a gas furnace on your own. If you don't know what you're doing, then you can end up putting your life and the lives of everyone at risk by trying to do the job yourself. Plus, some regions even require furnace replacements to be done by a licensed professional. Another thing to think about is you will be immediately voiding the warranty that came with your new furnace the moment you begin installing it on your own.
How do you know which furnace is best for your home?
There are some important factors that go into choosing the right furnace. For one thing, you need to make sure you are getting a furnace that is large enough for your home. But, you don't want to go with one that is too large for your home. You're going to want to get help from an HVAC professional when it comes to making sure that you are buying the right furnace for your home. Then, you are going to want a professional to install it.
To learn more about replacing your furnace, contact an HVAC contractor offering furnace replacement services in your area.