According to most manufacturers and heating professionals, you should, on average, need to replace your heater every 15 to 20 years, if the system has been properly maintained. However, there are signs that your heater may need replaced soon, such as a higher than usual heating bill or your thermostat just hasn’t kept you comfortable. Also, if you’ve needed your furnace repaired frequently the past couple of years, it may be time for a new heater.
At Go Green Heating & Air Conditioning, you’ll have a variety of system and furnace options. These include high-efficiency furnaces, hybrid systems, modulating furnaces, two-stage furnaces, and variable speed blowers. Each of these systems offer its own unique advantages. We’ll briefly go over each of these below so that you can determine which system is right for you.
The initial cost of a high-efficiency furnace can be more expensive than its less efficient counterparts. However, according to The Department of Energy, you’re more likely to save money on your heating bills with a high-efficiency condensing furnace in the long run. Here are some questions to consider when deciding if this type of furnace is best for you and your home:
- Are you in your “forever” home?
- Does your current home fit your lifestyle?
- Do you plan to sell your home in the future?
- Would a job change force you to relocate?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions, it might be best to wait on a high-efficient furnace. However, if you answered “yes,” this furnace may be right for your needs. Additionally, many states and utility companies offer discounts to homeowners who install high-efficiency furnaces in their home.
A hybrid heating system combines a gas furnace with an electric heat pump. A hybrid heating system is the perfect balance between comfort and efficiency. This method provides excellent year-round comfort, especially during moderate heating conditions.
The important factor to remember about a modulating furnace is that the flame increases or decreases in smaller, finer increments. This ensures that room temperature never varies more than one or two degrees from the thermostat’s target temperature.
A two-stage furnace simply has two levels of heat output: high and low. A typical two-stage furnace will run on the lower setting most of the time. This setting has several advantages, including a steady flow of warm air keeping temperatures even and consistent throughout your home and the lower speed means less noise.
Variable Speed Blowers
A variable speed blower is a specific type of blower motor located in a gas furnace. Its main function is to operate at various speeds to precisely control the amount of airflow directed throughout your home. A variable speed blower does this by moving air into your ductwork, through room vents, and into your indoor spaces.
Whether you’re interested in a new furnace to just want to find out about furnace repair options in Denver, contact us at Go Green Heating & Air Conditioning for the solutions you’re looking for.