Having a brand-new furnace installed in your home can cause a lot of changes in your home. Although most HVAC companies are great about explaining your options and why we recommend a certain furnace for your specific home, there are some that will install a furnace and leave you scratching your head. In case you decide to use another Edmonton HVAC company, here are four questions you should ask your furnace installer before he or she gets to work.  

Questions to Ask When Buying a New Furnace

To start, you need to be informed on what you want and need in a new furnace. At Max Heating & Air Conditioning, we take the time to explain things in a way that makes sense to you (whether you’re an expert or a novice in this arena), but this isn’t always the case. If you’re confused by another technician’s “lingo,” you can take some time to learn the basics about furnaces and heating so you can grasp the basics and follow along. 

3 Questions to Ask Before Installing a New Furnace

What Size of Furnace Do I Need?

Depending on the size of your home, you’ll need a specific size of furnace. An improperly sized furnace, whether it’s too big or too small, will result in a multitude of different problems, from reduced performance to heavily increased energy bills. Conversely, the size of your furnace will also depend on the type of furnace and duct system used. Ensure your HVAC installer has calculated the proper size for your furnace before you move on with an installation. 

What Maintenance is Required?

Your new furnace will require monthly or yearly maintenance on top of the installation. Exactly how much maintenance is required depends on multiple factors, like the quality of your air filter, whether you have pets in your home, and how the furnace ages. 

We always recommend that homeowners keep up to date with simple maintenance tasks that don’t require an expert eye. Check your air filter every month and replace it every at least every three months. For the best results, you should replace the filter once a month (unless you’re using a higher-quality filter).

Meanwhile, your furnace should receive professional maintenance at least once a year. Expert HVAC technicians will be able to pinpoint any potential issues and optimize your system so it lasts longer and requires fewer last-minute repairs. 

What Are the Best HVAC Accessories?

While a new furnace will work just fine on its own, HVAC accessories can make significant improvements to your system and air quality. 

One popular accessory is a humidifier. Furnaces tend to make the air dry, particularly in winter. This can cause health problems like a sore throat or flu-like symptoms, as well as other issues like the cracking of hardwood floors. A humidifier, whether you choose to have one professionally installed or use a portable model, will allow you to take control of your humidity.

Air purifiers are also a commonly used accessory. High-quality air purifiers will ensure that every contaminant is captured rather than being released into your home. Similar to a humidifier, you can choose to have a purifier professionally installed or use a portable model to purify the air in singular rooms. We always recommend a professional-grade purifier if there are children, seniors, or people with allergies or health conditions in a home. 

Hire Professional HVAC Installers

When you’re having a new furnace installed, it’s imperative that it’s installed properly to ensure a long lifespan, fewer repairs, and a comfortable and healthy home. At Max Heating & Air Conditioning, our HVAC experts will be with you every step of the way, offering high-quality support and installation services. Get your free furnace quote today!