Furnace Ann Arbor – Choose the Best Furnace for Your Ann Arbor Home
Are your energy bills high?
Are you tired of throwing money out the window?
Do you want to save money on heating and cooling your home?
There are several ways to get more control over your home heating bill. One way is to make your home as energy efficient as possible. Another way is to improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems.
While there are a number of steps you can take to improve the efficiency of most existing furnaces, once the work reaches a certain cost it probably makes more sense to invest in a new system. Consider purchasing a new furnace, one that will be more energy efficient, one that saves money on heating, reducing fuel consumption, and will help you stay comfortable year-round.
Selecting the Best Furnace for Your Ann Arbor Home
There are many brands of high-efficiency furnaces, including the ones we offer like Bryant, Mitsubishi, and Honeywell, but whatever brand you choose, you’ll want to consider factors like the type of fuel, the efficiency level, and make sure the capacity of the furnace is correct for the size of your home.
If you’re being mindful about your budget, make sure your concerns about the initial investment are balanced against the long-term cost of operating and maintaining your unit. Most good quality furnaces will last at least ten years, like Bryant, Carrier, Honeywell or Mitsubishi, so what you pay when you run the system is at least as important as what you pay when you install it. You should also consider the cost of upkeep, maintenance and repair. Investing in one of these high-quality systems will help ensure that your maintenance costs are reasonable, and the cost of repair is as low as possible.
Types of Fuel Your Furnace Uses
If you’re in a place where natural gas is convenient and reasonably priced, that’s often the most economical fuel. However, many locations don’t offer the infrastructure to deliver natural gas, leaving homeowners like you to decide between fuel oil, propane, or electricity. It doesn't take long to determine what kind of fuel is available to you, and what the relative costs are. At CMR Mechanical, we recommend that you make this your first step when you choose a new furnace.
Furnace Ann Arbor – What Does “Efficiency” Mean for Your Furnace?
The efficiency rating of your furnace tells you how much of the energy it burns is delivered as heat, and how much is wasted. If you have a 70 percent efficiency rating, this means that 70% of the energy is consumed by your furnace. The other 30 percent will be lost due to inefficiency. The higher the efficiency rating, the better, but of course that usually means the initial cost of the unit is higher. Don’t be misled by the 100 percent efficiency rating of some electric heaters. However, while all the electricity used by the unit is converted to heat, the cost per BTU you pay your utility provider is usually much higher for electricity than for natural gas, propane, or fuel oil.
Choosing the Right Size Furnace for Your Ann Arbor Home
Getting an accurate measurement for the size of your furnace can be complicated, simply because several factors are taken into account, such as the total area, layout, and amount of insulation. While there are some great do-it-yourself software applications for this, we recommend seeking the advice of a qualified heating and cooling contractor. At CMR Mechanical, we offer free in-home evaluations, as part of this service, we can tell you what size furnace is correct for your home. We’ll also let you know what kind of thermostat will help your furnace for your Ann Arbor home run most efficiently, which can have a major effect on the bills you get from your utility company at the end of the month!
You should be just as careful not to get a unit that is too large as one that is too small. The small unit will work too hard, decreasing efficiency and probably shortening its service life. The too-large unit will waste energy and will not deliver properly warmed air in a manner that is likely to make you the most comfortable.
Education can be key – so be sure to ask for a free, no-obligation, in-home analysis with one of our expert to help you make an informed decision!
Still Have More Questions? We’ve Got Answers!
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What will you learn?
- Features and Benefits of the different products we offer.
- How to find the right contractor.
- Why you should choose a Factory Authorized Bryant Dealer.
- What it means to be a Bryant Dealer.
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Contact the Experts Today – We’re Happy to Help!
To ensure your furnace can handle the tough winter we have ahead of us, schedule a $99 clean and check inspection with an expert for furnaces in Ann Arbor. We’ll measure your home and survey your needs to recommend the correct system to maximize your comfort. We handle anything from gas and oil furnaces to air conditioners to geothermal heat pumps!
If you'd like a free in-home evaluation of your existing furnace for your Ann Arbor home or any other professional advice about heating and cooling your home or business, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (734) 424-1560. We’re happy to help!