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  • How to Find the Best New Heating System

    With fall officially here, this is the time that residents of Burbank need to take a good long look at their heating systems and decide if they need to be replaced. Our winters are mild, but you still need reliable heating! If your system is on its last legs, better to replace it now than attempt to do so in the winter, when you have no time to make a proper decision at your own pace.

    If you’ve decided to replace your heater, congratulations! The next step is to consult with a trained technician about the model that’s right for you. He or she can go over the specifics, but there are a few things you should keep in mind when considering your options:

    Sizing

    By “size,” we don’t mean the physical size of the furnace, though obviously it will need to fit comfortably in the space allotted for it. Instead, we’re talking about heating power, which has to be balanced against the size and needs of your home.

    If it’s too powerful, it will short cycle — turning on and off too quickly and wasting energy in the process. If it’s too small, of course, it won’t be able to warm your home properly. A properly sized unit will take into account all of the specifics for your home, including things like the presence of insulation and sunlight exposure.

    Efficiency

    Once you’ve determined the size of your new heating system, the next step is to examine the efficiency. Furnaces measure efficiency with AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating, a percentage calculating how much of the energy it consumes actually goes into heating your home. (The rest is lost to waste and inefficiency.) You should look for the highest rating within your budget.

    Call AZ Air Conditioning and Heating for quality furnace replacement services.

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