OK, so our winter weather in Jackson, Mississippi, is relatively mild when compared with other parts of the country, but that doesn’t mean you should subject yourself to cold temperatures when they do come around. You still want to ensure your home is warm and comfortable during the cold months, so it is very important that you choose the right furnace for your home.
When you purchase a new furnace, it is important that you choose one with high annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). The AFUE measures how efficiently your furnace converts energy to heat over the course of an average year. The higher the AFUE, the higher the furnace’s efficiency. The minimum AFUE allowed for furnaces can be affected by factors such as the type of fuel, heating medium, and use. For example, the minimum AFUE for a non-condensing fossil-fueled, warm-air furnace is 78 percent, but for those designed for use in mobile homes, the minimum AFUE is 75 percent.
Your HVAC technician can help you to select the right furnace for your home and budget. Although highly efficient furnaces aren’t cheap, they can make up the cost difference over the long haul because of the associated energy savings. With today’s focus on efficiency, these types of furnaces are ideal for reducing energy consumption with no sacrifice to comfort.
To choose the right size system for your home, you must match the heat output (you measure this in BTUs) with your home’s square footage. If your system is too big for your home, it will result in energy waste. If your system is too small for your home, it won’t generate enough heat to warm it consistently or thoroughly. Speak with your HVAC professional about ensuring the system you select is the right size for your home.
For more information about home heating solutions, contact Dent Air Conditioning at 601-912-0535. Our technicians can provide the services and products to ensure your HVAC system works well for you. Call us today!