Pasadena HVAC Contractor: Need a New Furnace? Here’s What You’ll Face
When installing a new furnace, whether a system replacement, home renovation or new home design, it pays to be organized on relevant points regarding furnace options, initial costs, lifetime costs and quality of home comfort. Here’s what you’ll face.
One of the first factors you’ll need to consider is the energy source your new furnace will use. Natural gas is readily available and typically an affordable energy source. However, if you need to run a gas line to your home, that is an additional installation cost to consider. If this is the case, you would also want to discuss heat pump options with your Pasadena HVAC contractor.
The annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) number indicates furnace efficiency. High-efficiency furnaces available today reach upwards of 98 AFUE, which means 98 percent of fuel consumed is converted to home heating. High-efficiency furnaces offer a great return on investment (ROI) in much colder climates than our Pasadena area. However, if one of your project specifications is maximum home comfort, a furnace with modulating technology is the way to go, which typically happens to be higher-efficiency furnaces.
The third factor to consider for your furnace replacement, home renovation or new home design is the state of the ductwork. If you are replacing an old furnace or heat pump, your air ducts should be inspected to see if they are compatible for size and condition, or if they need modifications and/or cleaning for the new furnace. Keep in mind that ductwork design is not an extra expense to furnace replacement, but, rather, it is equally important to furnace selection and installation.
Most importantly, work with a reputable Pasadena HVAC contractor that can and will review your goals and project specifications accurately, and clearly outline your options. No matter the furnace installation you ultimately choose, your contractor should evaluate all elements using HVAC-industry best practices for HVAC sizing, selection and design, as outlined by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America.
To start your new furnace installation on the right foot, please contact Air-Tro, Inc. We’ve served Pasadena and surrounding communities since 1969.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Monrovia and Pasadena, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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