How Should You Be Choosing A New AC Or Furnace?

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Selecting a new furnace or HVAC unit can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you aren’t entirely sure what it is you should be looking for. These parts of your home won’t need replacing often – furnaces typically last an average of 15 to 18 years. However, making the right choice is important to keep your home’s heating and cooling in good condition. When looking for a new furnace or AC unit, there are three main things you should consider.

Brand Name

Picking the right brand for your new furnace or AC unit might not seem too important at first, but the brand can actually make a huge difference. Picking the right brand ensures that your heating or cooling systems are reliable year-round. Additionally, the brand will likely matter later on when your furnace or AC unit needs to be repaired, and you’re looking to order AC unit or furnace replacement parts.


When selecting your new heating and cooling systems, you’ll need to carefully consider the installation process. Will your replacement heating and cooling unit fit in the same space and with the same systems as your old unit? If not, you’ll need to consider other options to avoid making costly changes to your home.


How much power your heating and cooling systems use is a very important factor to consider when selecting a new HVAC unit. Heating and cooling typically account for a large amount of your home’s utility bills, with these systems sometimes accounting for as much as half of an average household’s energy use. Selecting more energy efficient units means that you’ll save later on with your electricity bills.

Selecting the right furnace and AC unit for your home can be complicated, but by focusing on brand, installation, and power, you’ll be able to select a replacement unit for your home that works best for you and your family.

Contact our heating professionals at Home Comfort Experts today to learn about our services. We serve Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan from our 12 locations. Give us a call at (574) 255-4600 to learn about our full complement of heating, cooling and plumbing services.

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