Now that the winter weather is starting to come to an end, it may be time to start planning heating system upgrades. The first thing that you may be considering is a furnace replacement to update the old unit. There may be other heating system upgrades that you are planning as well. The following furnace replacement and heating system upgrades are some of the options that you may want to plan now:
Choosing the Type of Furnace to Install
There are different types of furnaces that you may want to consider for your heating system improvements. The different types of furnace replacement options to consider for your heating upgrades include:
- Conventional gas furnaces
- High-efficiency electric furnaces
- Furnaces that use alternative energy like biomass fuels (often boilers for hydro-air systems)
These are some of the different types of furnaces that you will want to consider for your heating system upgrades.
Ductwork Upgrades for the New Furnace
You may also want to consider the type of ductwork your existing system has. There are several ductwork upgrade options to consider when having a new furnace installed in your home. If the ductwork is not too damaged, updating the insulation and minor repairs may be the only thing you need to do to ducts. If the old ducts are worn and need a lot of repairs, it may be a good idea to have them completely replaced along with the new furnace.
Thermostat and Furnace Controls
The thermostat is another option that you may want to consider when updating your heating system. There are also more efficient thermostats and controls when you have a new furnace installed in your home. One of these options is a zoned HVAC design. These systems will heat different areas of your home separately. This can improve the efficiency of your heating, as well as your cooling during summer weather
Variable-Speed Blower Fans
Lastly, the blower fan is another area where you may want to consider improvements for your system. Today, variable-speed motors are an excellent solution to improve the efficiency of HVAC blowers. Therefore, they may be an additional upgrade that you want to do when you have your old furnace replaced. In addition, booster fans are another option to consider to improve airflow and the efficiency of your heating system.
These are some of the furnace replacement and heating system upgrades that you may want to start planning for your home now. Contact a furnace replacement service to discuss some of these solutions and complete them before next winter.