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How Can You Find the Best Value When Buying a New Furnace?

Thanks to our mild winters here in Yuma, furnaces don’t experience a lot of wear and tear. You won’t be purchasing a new furnace frequently, so you’ll want to make sure you get something that gives you the best value when the time comes to update your current system. Here’s what to look for to get the best furnace value possible.


The heating system you choose should accommodate your home’s square footage. You’ll waste money on energy and equipment if you purchase a system that’s too big. A furnace that’s too small will struggle to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. A local HVAC professional will help you calculate the furnace size that best suits your home’s needs.


If you’ll be staying in your home for a long period, it makes financial sense to buy a furnace that will help you reduce your energy bills. Furnaces have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating, which indicates how much fuel is utilized to heat your home and how much is wasted. A higher rating indicates better furnace efficiency.

Replacing your current system with one with a higher AFUE rating will help cut your utility bill. What’s more, it will help protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollution and give you higher furnace value.

High-Performance Features

You can enhance furnace value by investing in a system with high-performance features like electronically commutated motors (ECMs). Traditional motors operate in an on-or-off state or with low, medium, and high “on” speeds. ECMs deliver precise and consistent temperatures by varying their speeds as per your changing heating needs. Generally, ECMs are more efficient, require less maintenance, and improve your home’s air quality.

After purchasing a new furnace, ensure that it automatically adds value to your home by hiring a professional to handle the installation job. Professional installation not only assures you that your new system will run properly but also prevents losing the warranty. To learn more about getting superior AC and furnace value, contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We provide high-quality HVAC installations, repairs, and maintenance in the Yuma area.