Unless you’re Scrooge McDuck, wasting money on a bad purchase for your home isn’t an option. When you’re face to face with deciding about the future of heating your home, make sure you have all the options in front of you. Take a look below to learn more about some furnace replacement options and how you can limit your costs.
Do Heat Pumps Make Sense For A Furnace Replacement?
The simple answer is yes – but it depends on your home. If you have an older 2-story brick house then installing a single heat pump may not be the best decision. If you’re living in a 2-story condo, then maybe it can be just right.
Heat pumps are designed to draw air in from outside, condense it, and distribute it to the surrounding area of where it is installed. Simply put, if it’s in your bedroom or living room, it’ll keep you toasty warm – but it’s not meant to heat an entire home.
Unlike a furnace, heat pumps don’t rely on ductwork. This makes them more efficient since they only heat a given area of your home. A furnace pumps warm air to every room in your home – whether you’re using it or not. This can lead to higher energy bills in the winter. Heat pumps are a great furnace replacement option if you’re looking to keep only key areas of your home warm in the winter.
Another furnace replacement option would be to obviously have a new furnace installed. If you’re living in a home with an older unit, replacing it with a newer energy efficient option could also save you more each month. Just make sure your home is properly insulated before booking any new installations – and make sure a professional does the work. It might be tempting to want to save a few bucks and do-it-yourself, but having a licensed HVAC technician perform the install means you’re not at risk to void your warranty, and that the job is done right the first time.
Novel Care Can Help With Your Furnace Replacement
We’ve spent more than 30 years helping homeowners and business owners alike in Toronto and the GTA. There’s nothing we haven’t seen, so give us a call at 647-243-3571 if you’re looking to learn more about your furnace replacement options. We’ll take the time to make sure you have the information you need to make the right decision for your needs this winter.