February 5, 2021
Furnace size

When choosing a new furnace, it’s important to consider several factors to ensure that you get a furnace that is well-suited for your Bellevue home. In addition to the type of furnace that you’ll want Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning to install, it’s important to think about the size of your furnace. The good news is that the pros at Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning stand ready to assist you in your furnace-buying process to ensure you get the perfect furnace for your needs.

Understanding the AFUE Rating

To help buyers objectively compare different furnaces, each furnace comes with an AFUE rating. This rating is the annual fuel utilization efficiency measurement that determines how efficiently a furnace uses fuel to create heat. Tied closely to the BTU rating of a furnace, the AFUE rating is an important tool to help you size your furnace. If you choose a furnace with a higher AFUE rating, you can typically choose a smaller furnace because it will produce more heat with the same amount of fuel. The trade-off is that furnaces with higher AFUE ratings are more expensive.

The Layout of Your Home Matters

One important measure that the pros at Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning will take when you need a new furnace is the cubic volume of your home. This will determine the amount of space that your furnace will need to heat. Also important, though, is the distance from the furnace to the furthest vent in your house. In some cases, you may need to slightly upsize your furnace to ensure the blower fan is powerful enough to move air to all parts of your home.

Maintaining Optimal Comfort

Ultimately, properly sizing a furnace is all about maintaining optimal comfort. Furnaces that are too large or too small can leave you with hot spots or cold spots and cause you to waste energy. That’s why it’s so important to partner with an HVAC company that takes the time to match your new furnace to your home.

The Furnace Pros

In business for over 50 years, the pros at Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning have seen just about everything when it comes to furnaces. This means that they can work accurately to help you get a great furnace. In addition, our company proudly provides maintenance and repair for both air conditioners and furnaces. Plus, we can install and maintain fireplaces to add some extra warmth to your home. To learn more about furnace installation, contact us at Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning today.

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