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How Many Options Do You Have When Buying a New Furnace?

When you need a new furnace in your Yuma home, make sure you take your time choosing one. There are different factors to take into consideration while weighing your options for a new furnace. Keep the following information in mind when making your decision.

Type of Fuel

One of the basic factors to decide on when you’re getting a new furnace is the type of fuel it uses. You can get a furnace that runs on gas, electricity, or oil. Each type has certain pros and cons that you should weigh in order to help you make this decision. For example, gas furnaces typically cost less overall, but oil furnaces might be an option if you don’t have a gas line available. Electric furnaces tend to cost more, but they might be a safer option if you’re worried about carbon monoxide leaks or other gas problems.

Fixed Speed vs. Variable Speed

Some furnaces come with a fixed speed blower, while others have a variable speed blower. Variable speed blowers can help your furnace heat your home more efficiently, which can help you save money on heating costs. Fixed speed blowers run at the same speed while your furnace is on rather than adjusting the speed as needed.

Energy Efficiency

While you’re comparing options for your new furnace, keep energy efficiency in mind. Furnaces have annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) ratings that indicate the amount of energy efficiency they offer. Higher AFUE ratings mean better efficiency. Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings usually cost more to install, but they lead to cost savings over time.


Furnaces come in a wide range of sizes for residential homes. The size you need will depend on how much square footage you need heated. If you’re satisfied with the amount of heat you get from your current furnace, consider going with the same size. If not, you might need a bigger or smaller furnace to properly heat your home.

If you’re looking to buy a new furnace for your Yuma home, contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. Our team can assist you in choosing the right heating system.