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Your Furnace Buying Guide

Are you thinking of replacing your old furnace? Searching for the right one might be quite a tedious and confusing task, especially if you're a first time buyer. Read our tips on where to start.

Repair or Replace New furnaces greatly increase energy efficiency, but that's not the only reason why you should buy a new one. If your furnace is more than 15-20 years old, has a pilot light, lacks vent dampers or a draft fan, or has been converted from coal to gas/oil, it may be time to replace. Some issues may only require simple maintenance; the best way to determine if you need a replacement is by calling a professional to perform an inspection.

Find the Right Company It's important to find a good HVAC professional that is licensed and insured. Call around and ask your local HVAC companies for estimates; you want to be aware of how much it costs to install a furnace to minimize costs. Your contractor should calculate the size of your home and give you an energy savings estimate based on your current energy costs and bills.

Top Features Each brand has its own trademark of features and advantages. Depending on the price and brand, focus on finding a furnace equipped with: variable heat output, variable speed blowers, dual heat exchanger and air filtration.

Reliability The majority of furnaces available now can save you up to $500 a year when compared to older models. Choose a model that saves you as much energy as possible and look for reliability. A reliable furnace does not break down often and if it does, the repair cost is low due to easy to mount pieces.

We are happy to schedule a FREE in-home quote. Call 72 Degrees Comfort Company at 515-965-7272 or email us at

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