About two years ago, I realized our furnace needed to be replaced. It was no longer capable of handling the serious Winter weather in our area. I observed much longer run times as well as much higher daily energy costs. The condo often felt cold, no matter how high I set the thermostat. The furnace had also begun making some unusual sounds, spread quite a bit of dust from the vents, as well as odored rather musty whenever it operated. My family often complained of headaches while in the winter, as well as I blamed the furnace. Rather than wait for the heating plan to fail while in the middle of the winter, I decided to take proactive measures. I started researching what to look for in a new furnace, with the method to handle the replacement process over the summer. I discovered that the odd manufacturers as well as models offer basically the same features. The AFUE ratings vary, along with price, as well as most top-of-the-line furnaces are equipped with variable-speed operation, stainless steel heat exchangers as well as zone control capability. The Energy Star rated furnaces tend to be more fancy however save cash on heating bills every week. From what I read, the model of furnace is not as pressing as proper sizing as well as replacement. Some Heating as well as A/C contractors tend to oversize the furnace because it’s easier than making accurate heating load calculations. Unfortunately, greater furnaces cost more to purchase as well as won’t supply superior comfort. The plan will heat up the area too quickly as well as never achieve maximum efficiency levels. A furnace that is too small will run continuously as well as never manage to sustain perfect comfort on super cold days. Whether the furnace is over- or under-sized, it will experience excessive wear as well as tear as well as not last as long.