Last updated on September 28th, 2021
If your furnace has reached the end of its life, or has broken down and needs replacement, you’re likely in the market for a brand new, efficient furnace. But you may be wondering just how to buy a gas furnace when there are seemingly endless options out there. How do you know which level of efficiency is right for you? What size furnace do you need? Which features do I need (or not need)?
We at Evam Canada understand that shopping for a new gas furnace can be overwhelming at times. Here are our expert tips on how to buy a gas furnace to help guide you during your purchase:
- Determine What Size Furnace You Need
The square footage and layout of your home will determine the size of furnace you’ll require. An HVAC professional should visit your home and take accurate measurements to determine the right size gas furnace for your needs.
- Think About Efficiency
Consider purchasing the highest efficiency furnace you can afford within your budget. Newer furnaces are more efficient and can help you save on your energy bills in the long run. Plus, they operate more quietly and heat your home more evenly and effectively, improving your overall comfort level.
- Consider Air Quality
Some gas furnaces come equipped with special features to improve air quality in your home, so you’ll want to consider how this factors into your decision. While installing a new gas furnace, you may also want to think about having an air purifier installed at the same time to trap microscopic particles, dust, pollen and mold spores in your home.
- Compare Warranties
Look at the manufacturer’s warranties on parts like the heat exchanger, specific to the model you are interested in. Choosing a furnace from a company that stands behind its products will help your feel more confident in your purchase.
- Choose a Professional Installer
Who you choose to install your new gas furnace is just as important as the type of equipment you choose. It is essential that you select a reliable and certified installer for the brand of furnace you choose. Look for a company that is licensed and insured with excellent reviews.
- Understand the Maintenance Requirements
Your new furnace will need to be maintained regularly in order to function at peak efficiency. Ask your HVAC equipment provider, “can I perform my own gas furnace maintenance?”, or sign up for a pre-scheduled maintenance plan to keep your investment working its best.
For personalized guidance on how to buy a gas furnace, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Evam Canada team. Our furnace experts are here to help you select the ideal furnace for the size of your home and your efficiency needs. Simply call us at 1-905-624-5544 for a no-obligation quote, or contact us online.