If You’re Installing a New Furnace, Here Are Some Add-ons You Should Consider
When installing a new furnace, there’s additional equipment available that homeowners should also consider. These features will help ensure the furnace is running at an increased efficiency and with optimal safety.
Additional Equipment for New Furnaces
- Chimney liner – This lining is needed if the heating equipment runs around the 80 percent efficiency range. These are often required if the furnace is vented by pipes made of plastic. When having your furnace installed, ask the contractor if a chimney liner is needed.
- Air filters – Air filters are needed within the HVAC system to help avoid future furnace repairs. Filters that are pleated and 1 to 2 inches thick will be better at removing air particles and will also last longer than unpleated filters. For more efficient filtration, homeowner should check the air filter monthly and replace it as dust and dirt begins accumulating.
- Programmable thermostats – A programmable thermostat will give you the comfort of waking up to a comfortable home, no matter the weather outside. These can also be used to adjust the temperature at times you won’t be home, allowing you to save energy.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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