With temperatures creeping closer and closer to freezing, there’s no denying that winter is well on its way. Hopefully, you’re already well equipped with a fully functional heating system. But if yours is aging or you were already considering a heater replacement this year, then you’d do well to look into a new furnace. But before you go out and purchase the first one that catches your eye, there are a few factors you should consider.
Balancing Cost with Efficiency
There are a few different things that will affect the cost of your furnace. There’s installation, labor, what size your furnace is, and whether it’s gas or electric. This may lead you to buy a cheaper heating system, but that could end up costing you more in the long run.
Though you have to pay more upfront, a higher efficiency furnace will end up saving you money in the long run, making it a good choice economically. Additionally, while a smaller furnace may cost less, it will likely not be able to keep up with the demands placed on it and will break down a lot sooner than one appropriately sized for your home.
Gas or Electric
This is another factor that affects the cost of your furnace. A gas furnace is usually a bit more to install than an electric furnace, due to the fact that it needs to be hooked up to your existing gas lines. This is a potentially dangerous job that should only be performed by professionals.
An electric furnace, while typically less costly to install than its gas counterpart, is going to cost more month-to-month, as electricity is more expensive of a fuel source than gas. You’ll want to consider this when looking at your overall budget and spending habits.
For more information and to schedule your Puyallup, WA furnace installation, contact Sound Heating today!