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How to Choose the Best Furnace for Your Home

Furnaces are the most common type of heating system found in houses in the U.S. You probably grew up in a home that received its heat from a furnace, and as an adult a furnace will be at the top of any list of heating options for a new home or a replacement heater.

However, there is no such thing as a “generic” one-size-fits-all furnace. One of the reasons that furnaces remain so popular is that they come in a great variety of types that can use different fuel sources. Installers can usually find a furnace to fit any home. The big question is: Which furnace is right for your home?

To get started answer that question, call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today and let our expertise in furnaces for Bloomfield, NM help guide you. We have installed furnaces of all types in homes in San Juan County for more than a decade.

Furnace Options

Furnaces can run from different energy sources, but the two most common are natural gas and electricity. Which one is ideal for your home will depend on a variety of factors.

  • Gas furnaces: If you have a natural gas line into your home, a gas furnace is probably your best option. Gas furnaces are less costly to run than electrical systems because natural gas is a more affordable fuel. Gas furnaces also provide the highest heat levels of any home comfort system, making them perfect for overcoming the toughest winters as well as providing warmth for homes that have poor insulation.
  • Electric furnaces: If you do not have a gas line for your home, than an electric furnace is a good alternate option. Although they cost more to run than gas furnaces, they are also less expensive to install and have longer service lives when they receive proper care and maintenance. Even if you have access to a gas main, you may wish to opt for an electric furnace if you are concerned about carbon monoxide in your home.

Along with choosing the power source for your furnace, you must also decide on the right size and power of the unit. Professional installers are invaluable when it comes to the proper sizing of a new furnace. They will perform a heat load calculation to determine the amount of BTUs a furnace needs to provide the correct level of heat to warm your home without short-cycling and wasting power. Do not attempt to size a furnace on your own.

When you call on Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we will put our knowledge of furnaces in Bloomfield, NM to work for you. We stand behind all our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and also offer a 2-year installation warranty. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

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