With the frigid months of winter quickly approaching here in New Jersey, many area homeowners will soon make the unpleasant discovery that their furnaces don’t want to kick on. When this occurs, there are two possibilities: either the furnace needs repaired or it’s time for a complete replacement. If your furnace is more than a decade old and isn’t working properly, then there’s a good chance it needs replaced. However, before you trust just any HVAC company to handle the installation of your new unit, there are some important considerations.
What’s the Furnace’s Warranty?
Buying a new furnace is a pretty large investment, so you’ll want to make sure you’re getting a unit that’s going to be reliable for years to come. As such, you’ll want to find out from the HVAC company what kind of warranty or guarantee comes with the furnace itself.
Will You Perform a Follow-up Visit?
About a month after your furnace is installed, any reputable HVAC installer should be happy to schedule a follow-up visit and inspection. During this visit, a licensed HVAC technician will take the time to ensure that your furnace is operating safely, efficiently, and properly. This is a great way to enjoy peace of mind or to have any minor problems taken care of.
What Size Furnace is Needed?
A lot of times, homeowners don’t know how large of a furnace they’ll need to keep their homes warm and comfortable, even on the coldest of days. A reputable HVAC company should be able to assess important factors, such as square footage and insulation quality, to determine the size and power of the furnace necessary for the home. This should not be determined based on square footage alone, as there are various factors that could impact the need for a specific size furnace.
What Maintenance is Recommended?
Last but not least, homeowners should ask their HVAC technicians what kind of regular maintenance they’ll be responsible for when it comes to taking care of their new units. For example, air filters should be changed regularly to ensure proper air flow and efficiency. In addition to changing air filters, however, it may also be recommended that you have your furnace professionally inspected and tuned up at least once per year. This can be a great way to prolong the life of your furnace overall and keep it running properly.
As you can see, there are many questions you should ask an HVAC company before you decide to trust them with the installation of your new furnace. From there, you’ll be able to make a better informed decision. For assistance with your new furnace installation, be sure to contact us today.