The difference between an 80% furnace and a 90%+ furnace is that the 90%+ has a secondary heat exchanger to transfer more heat into the home thus making it more efficient. The 90%+ furnace is also known as a condensing furnace. This means it produces a small amount of water as a result of having much lower flue gas temperatures. This condensation is carried away through a drain line on the furnace. If the furnace is installed properly and regular maintenance is performed then the answer is "False". The answer would be true if you could still purchase a 50-year-old furnace today.
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Below are some aspects to consider: -Long-term investment: A HVAC system should last around 20 years when properly maintained. Choose a quality HVAC unit and hire a trusted company to ensure your system meets your expectations. We install AirEase and Rheem because we know they last.
-What to Look for in a new Furnace/ AC/ hot water tank
- Energy Efficiency – EnergyStar rating is important when purchasing an HVAC unit. Your HVAC system makes up around half of your monthly energy costs. Choose a unit that will reduce your monthly expenses.
- Noise Level – Research the noise level of each brand. While this may be an easy item to overlook when shopping for a new air conditioning unit, it’ll matter once it’s installed.
- Programmable Thermostat – Top brands will offer programmable thermostats. These are key to energy savings and maintaining a consistent temperature in your home. Smart thermostats can be monitored from your smartphone.
- HVAC Professional Recommendation – Ask your local HVAC professional which brand they recommend and listen to their advice.
- Hire a Quality Installer – Top HVAC brands only works with proven installation companies. Choose a quality HVAC company to install your new AC unit.
- Keep it Clean – A clean system works more efficiently and lasts longer. If your unit is kept clean it doesn’t have to work as hard to cool your home. Change your air filter at least every three months for the best results.
- Seal and Insulate Ducts – Work with a company that understands the importance of properly sealing and insulating the duct system. This will prevent air leaks and reduce energy costs.
- Seasonal Maintenance – Schedule seasonal maintenance for your HVAC system. The seasonal maintenance includes an inspection of your system to identify any needed repairs, inspect duct seals and change the air filter.