I know I want to get a furnace in my home, I just did not realize how many decisions come after that.
First, sizing for the heater is really important.
Too large of a heater and it will fire up and down rapidly all day long. That is bad for the system and it will reduce its lifespan. Too small of a heater will stay heating and never achieve the thermostat temperature. Due to that, the heater will burn itself out. Next, where you put the heater is key. The heating system should be centrally placed so that the whole home can be heated evenly. Where would this be in my large home? Where do I want the most heating? Finally, the type of furnace is not quite so simple. There are gas, electric and oil furnaces. What is the best type for my home? A gas furnace has a complicated set up process while the others do not. A flue system and gas hookups are needed for the gas heating device. The electric heater is 100% efficient rather than a gas or oil system that burns and churns it materials. But, the electric heating system is much more expensive. Electric costs way more and if you have a power outage, you are done for. So what do I want to have in the home? I wish choosing a heater device was as easy as picking out a sandwich to have for dinner. Instead, a heating system is such a major purchase. It is more like buying a house, car or furniture.