Furnaces are among the most popular traditional home heating products, and you’ll have a lot of options when you go to pick one out. It can actually be a bit overwhelming to sort through all of the options on your own. Whether you find yourself in the market for a new furnace but overwhelmed by all of the systems available today, or you simply need service for your existing furnace, call Polar Bear Air Conditioning. We offer a full range of furnace installation, maintenance and repair services to customers throughout the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area and we would be glad to help you with your next furnace installation.
If you need to replace your existing furnace, our experts will help you sort through your options to find the best unit to suit your needs. Once that’s done, we’ll take care of every part of the installation process including removing and disposing of your old home heating system. And any time you need maintenance or repairs, we’ll be there to keep your furnace up and running properly.
Types of Furnaces
The first thing you must decide when picking out a furnace is what type of fuel source you want to use. The vast majority of furnaces run on either natural gas, oil or electricity, so to a certain extent, your options will be limited depending on what’s available in your area. Gas furnaces are the most popular and usually the most energy efficient. But if your home isn’t connected to the natural gas supply line in your area, you may need to opt for a different fuel source.
Newer model oil furnaces are also quite energy efficient, so if gas isn’t an option for you, you’ll still be able to find a furnace with relatively low operational costs. Electric furnaces are also extremely energy efficient, but since electricity is usually so much more expensive than gas or oil, many people shy away from this option. However, if you live in an area where electricity costs are low, an electric furnace may be the right choice for you.
Furnace Efficiency Ratings
Once you’ve settled on a fuel source, you still have some important decisions to make. For instance, you want to make sure that the unit you choose is both energy efficient and large enough for your home. Many gas furnaces have fuel efficiencies of almost 98%. But with those higher efficiency ratings come a higher purchase price, so you’ll need to make sure the savings you gain are worth the extra initial cost.
Unless you use your furnace a lot, you probably don’t need the most energy efficient model on the market. Instead, you should find one that provides the best balance between purchase price and monthly energy savings, taking into account the size of your home and how much you use your furnace.
Furnace Installation, Maintenance & Repair
The installation of your furnace is something you want to make sure is done right the first time. When you hire Polar Bear, you can be confident that everything will be handled properly and professionally. We’ll have your old heating system out and your new furnace in place before you know it. And whenever you need maintenance service or repairs, our Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia area furnace experts are only a phone call away.