Gas Furnace Installation in Charlotte – Choosing the Right System

December 2, 2015by Sophie The Dog

When it comes time to choose a heating system for your home, whether you are replacing an old system or installing one for the first time, it can be a difficult decision. Your heating system is a major appliance in your home that will last for the next 10 years if well maintained. It is not a decision to be taken lightly. The choice is easier when you know what to focus on. For gas furnace installation in Charlotte, take the following things into consideration.

  • Efficiency. This is one of the most important aspects of a furnace. The energy efficiency of your furnace will affect your monthly energy bill until you replace it. All furnaces have an AFUE rating (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) that tells how efficiently it uses heating fuel. Some furnaces are 80 percent efficient, while others are as high as 90 to 98 percent. The only caveat: the higher the efficiency rating, the higher the price. You may not want to pay for a more expensive furnace, but if you consider the future you will find that the higher efficiency furnace will actually save you money in the long run. Your monthly energy savings may be as much as 30 percent, meaning the new high-efficiency furnace will pay for itself in the first few years.
  • Fuel type. Natural gas is currently the most popular heating fuel in the US. It is convenient and reasonably priced in the current economy. Alternative fuel types such as propane and heating oil are comparable, but require fuel delivery and a tank on site. Natural gas is available in most residential areas so that homes can simply tap into the gas lines and pay on a monthly basis. Natural gas is a clean burning fuel.
  • Size. The size of your furnace depends on the size of your home. Furnaces are sized to be able to heat the approximate square footage of your home. It is best to seek the advice of your HVAC contractor for accurate sizing recommendations. A system that is too big or too small will not be able to heat your home properly and may wear out years before its life expectancy.

Choosing the right heating and air company for gas furnace installation in Charlotte

Equally as important as choosing the right furnace, choosing your HVAC installation contractor is crucial to home heating success. Patterson Heating and Air Conditioning has the expertise to recommend the best heating system for your home and install it correctly. Proper sizing and installation affect the comfort of your home and the lifespan of your system. If you want an efficient furnace that will provide many years of warmth for you and your family, choose Patterson for your gas furnace installation in Charlotte. Call us for a quote: (704) 288-4535.

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