Buying a new furnace isn’t something you do often, so how can you be sure you are buying a durable heating system that will provide the reliable heat you need with ease, while keeping your heating costs down? The answer: trust your furnace investment with the home comfort experts at Green Collar Operations.
There are certain factors that contribute to purchasing the right furnace that you may not have thought of — and that’s why we are here. As the premier home performance contractor in the Austin area, we are committed to saving our customers each year on their utility bills by reducing their energy consumption. We do this by finding you the most efficient furnace, tailored for your home’s square footage and your comfort needs! Here’s how.
Sizing Your Furnace for Home Comfort & Efficiency
Bigger is better… right? Not always, especially when it comes to your home heating equipment.
While, yes, if your furnace is undersized for your home, it will be run far too often to try to keep up with your home’s heating requirements. This can lead to excessive furnace breakdowns, and higher-than-needed heating bills during Austin’s cold months.
If your furnace is oversized, you will likely run into issues like “short cycling.” Short cycling is when your system turns on and off too quickly, which also will cause extra wear and tear. This shortens the life expectancy, meaning you’ll be right back to square one and shopping for a new furnace much earlier than expected. Think about how much quicker a light bulb that is constantly turned on and off burns out!
Efficient Ducts + Efficient Furnace = Affordable Home Comfort
Furnaces are measured in their Annual Fuel Usage Efficiency (AFUE). This measurement indicates how efficiently the unit uses the energy it consumes while heating your home. The greater the AFUE, the more efficient the heating system.
But if you have leaky ducts or poor airflow throughout your home, your ducts could be sabotaging your high-efficiency furnace! Green Collar Operations offers duct solutions for homes that are in need of better duct design. We do this by thoroughly testing all of your ductwork, then either sealing them up to fix leaks or replacing them to implement a better duct design — all while making sure your airflow is properly balanced.
Austin’s Home Heating Experts
Each home presents its own unique heating challenges. Even if your floor plan is identical to your neighbors, no two homes are exactly alike and this is what will make all the difference in your home comfort. So why would you leave your furnace installation needs to anyone other than the whole-home experts at Green Collar Operations? From the smallest insulation frustrations to Texas-sized furnace installations and replacements, Green Collar Operations is looking out for your wallet, your overall comfort, and even your carbon footprint!