Having a new, energy efficient furnace installed in your Garden City GA home may seem costly at first, but the efficiency of a new unit will likely save you thousands of dollars over the life of the new furnace. Most new heating and cooling units also come with a warranty, which minimizes or eliminates the cost of repairs if they are needed during the first few years that you own the unit.

Energy Efficiency

A reputable HVAC Company like >Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning can guide you through the process of replacing your heating and air conditioning unit. We will perform a load calculation based on the size of your home, its construction, and other factors such as the energy efficiency of doors and windows. We may recommend upgrades or repairs in conjunction with the installation of a new HVAC to optimize energy efficiency,

If your furnace is less than 15 years old it may need to be cleaned and maintained rather than replaced, as most newer furnaces designed to be energy efficient when they are maintained properly. The national standards in the United States require all furnaces to be 78 percent efficient or more and some new furnaces are as efficient as 95 percent.

Noise

Homeowners shopping for new heating and cooling in Garden City GA because they have noticed that their system is making a lot of noise. New furnaces are very quiet, just a light humming noise lets you know when the unit is running. Older systems often develop noises, so any heating and cooling unit that is at least ten years old will likely be noisier than a new unit. Brand new units are well insulated lining the interior of their metal cabinets to absorb sound. They also have fan blades on the blower that are perfectly balanced so that they don’t make noise. One of the reasons that older units make noise is because the fan blades get out of balance if they are not maintained properly. The blades then rub against other interior parts of the unit, causing unusual noises.

The blades of variable-speed and two-stage furnaces tend to be especially quiet because the burner makes less noise when it fires at low capacity than it makes when firing at full capacity. The speed of the blower-fan is automatically reduced when the burner output is reduced, making the entire unit quieter and more efficient.

Even Heat

Another issue that homeowners who are looking to upgrade their heating and cooling in Garden City GA often notice is that their older furnaces may light for only a short period of time when the weather is slightly cool, but not very cold. It takes energy for the unit to light and it runs much less efficiently when the burner is lighting multiple times per day, only to run for a few minutes before turning off again. Furnaces run much more efficiently when they are on for longer periods of time because they are able to run at optimal speed and temperature instead of being constantly started and stopped. New heating and cooling units that run consistently at low speeds are considerably more energy efficient. Not only does running efficiently save money on electricity, but the blower and burner will likely last much longer when they are not constantly being cycled on and off.

Other Considerations

It is important to ensure that the new unit is the right size and type for your home. Don’t just assume that the unit that is already installed in your home is the right size, especially if it was installed before you purchased your home. A furnace technician will look at the type and size of the unit that is already installed in your home and will also consider factors such as the size of your home and the cooling and heating needs of your family. A furnace with a programmable thermostat is the best choice for most families because it allows you to program the furnace for different temperatures according to your schedule rather than remembering to change the temperature setting every time you leave your home. Most new furnaces in Garden City GA are equipped with this technology, but not all of them are.

Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning has years of experience working with heating and cooling in Garden City GA. Let a call to us be your first step to replacing your unit with one that is quieter and more energy efficient than your current model.

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