- Best system type
Split systems are the most commonly used systems for heating and air conditioning. They separate the heating and the cooling system. The condensing unit, furnace, and coil sit on top of your furnace. The main disadvantage with split systems is they require a large amount of indoor space.
A packaged system containing both a heating and cooling system in one integrated system housed outside. Langton Mechanical can advise you on whether a split or packaged system is right for your home.
- Find the most efficient furnace
Furnace efficiency aims to measure how much of the energy put into a furnace is converted into heating power for your home. This is measured in AFUE (the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency). All furnaces should have an AFU above 80% but aim to get the furnaces that are closer to 100%. This will give you more warmth for less gas – saving you money in the future.
- Fuel source
Oil furnaces are powerful, but require room for storage and create more mess. Electric furnaces create heat from electricity ultimately increasing your electricity usage. Gas furnaces are economical, yet not as economical as the electric-powered heat pump. Heat pump systems transfer heat from one air stream to another therefore using less electricity. They can also act as an air conditioner during the summer. Make sure you choose the fuel source to suit your needs.
- Temperature zoning system
Depending on where the furnace is located, there may be hot and cold spots throughout the house. A zoning system helps solves this. By dividing your home into zones each with their own thermostat the correct amount of energy will be used to create the most comfortable temperature.
- Variable speed blower
Not only does a variable speed blower also operate more quietly, it also changes the speed of the blower as it distributes air throughout the home. This helps makes the temperature more consistent than a fixed-speed blower where the speed remains constant.
- Professional Furnace Installation
It is worth spending money on a quality installation. This will ensure that your system runs at peak efficiency for years to come.
- Air quality
When installing the furnace, you can add an indoor air quality system to improve the air quality in your home.
- Choose the correct size furnace for your home
If a contractor gives you a quote over the phone rather than visiting the home, that should be an immediate red flag. All aspects of your home, from square footage to window efficiency, need to be calculated to achieve the correct size of the furnace.
- Inspect what your warranty covers
To avoid footing unexpected bills later – make sure you know the terms of your warranty.
At Langton Mechanical we want you to be satisfied! If within one year from the date of installation, you are not satisfied with your purchase, we will replace the equipment for equipment of equal value or remove the equipment and credit you.
- Get some money back
Investing in high-efficiency equipment has its perks. In addition to utility bill savings, you could qualify for local incentives and rebates. Ask us about any current promotions or rebates.