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Common Fuel Types to Consider for Your New Furnace

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November 28, 2016

A new furnace is just what you need at this time of year as the temperatures outdoors continue to decrease. Keeping that old, faulty furnace in your home may prove to be your biggest mistake this season, as it may lead you to spend more on heating repairs due to frequent system breakdowns. However, though you absolutely should consider a new heating system, you should also consider what fuel type would be right for it. All too often homeowners will find themselves in a situation where they wind up spending thousands of dollars on the wrong system. For example, you may spend up to $4,000 on a gas furnace, only to find out your house doesn’t have the right gas hookups or, worse, makes them more at risk of experiencing a gas leak. If you are looking for a system with energy efficiency and longevity, you might buy an electric furnace, only to realize an electric furnace will not be so kind on your energy bills. Even just making one wrong decision with your choice in heating may turn out to be the one that makes these next few months some of the most uncomfortable and stressful in recent memory. You should instead take all the right steps in avoiding these troubles altogether by making fuel type one of your first points of consideration.

Why Should You Call Custom Climate?

Custom Climate is here to provide you with high-quality service so you get the right heating system for your home. We have a team of heating technicians available who can provide a furnace installation service at any time. If you need a new furnace on the fly, we can provide emergency heating services that will ensure you do not spend a single moment without a reliable source of heat this season. We can also work with you before any installation begins to ensure you are getting the right fuel type for your system. However, no matter what fuel type you wind up choosing, you will be comforted to know that our selection of modern furnaces are the most efficient today. Some gas furnaces boast a high AFUE rating of up to 98.5% and operate much quieter than models of the past. With a highly-efficient and fueled furnace in your home, you will be able to rest so much easier knowing your entire family is kept comfortable.

The 4 Major Benefits You Will Receive

Choosing the right furnace can bring you all sorts of benefits, and we’ll probably say these 4 benefits are most helpful:

  1. Longer Furnace Lifespan: Since furnaces today can provide you with two decades of heat, you will worry less about spending money on furnace replacement any time soon. A great money saver, especially when a new furnace is already costing you thousands of dollars.
  2. Reduced Safety Risks: Choosing the right fuel type for your furnace will also keep you protected from home heating fires and carbon monoxide exposure, which will be more common if you continue to run a faulty heating system.
  3. Lower Costs on Repair and Maintenance: While you should be calling for heating maintenance once a year, you should not be spending an excess amount of money on heating services. A faulty furnace with the wrong fuel type will only lead you to call for repairs over and over again.
  4. Zoned Heating: Furnaces today also come equipped with zoning capabilities by separating your home into different sections. If the furnace is fueled properly, this capability will allow you to prevent heat going to rooms which are currently not in use. 

What Fuel Types Should You Consider?

The four main fuel types you should consider are: gas, electricity, propane, and solar. If you don’t know what makes them different from each other, here is a brief overview that will help you make the right purchase:

  1. Gas: You should definitely install gas furnaces if you are looking for remarkable efficiency. 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 nights of the year.
  2. Electricity: Electric furnaces are generally less expensive to buy than gas furnaces, even if the annual operating cost can be higher. They also operate quietly and generally have a longer lifespan. In addition, they are quick and easy to install.
  3. Propane: A propane furnace generates hotter air than an electric furnace and can provide all the advantages of gas heat when you don’t have access to a natural gas pipeline. In general, propane tanks can range in size up 1,000 gallons, making them adaptable for all needs.
  4. Solar Energy: Since more and more homeowners have been looking for more environmentally-friendly heating options, solar energy has become a popular fueling option. Solar furnaces will not emit harmful gasses out into the environment since they use solar power panels to produce heat.

Don’t Get Caught In The Cold – Schedule A Time To Have A New Furnace Installed This Season

Contact Custom Climate today if you want to enjoy a high level of comfort and warmth this season by having us install a new furnace.