October 30, 2018 HVAC Products

Deciding on the right furnace is critical because it’s one of the most important appliances in your home, particularly during the heating season. For this reason, you should call your preferred heating company in Bloomington MN for an estimate first, rather than doing it yourself and being sorry about having the wrong system installed in your home afterward.

Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning is a licensed dealer and installer of Lennox HVAC products, including heating systems. Though looking for a brand new furnace can be overwhelming, we can help you make an informed, wise decision. Here are some of the things you need to consider before buying a new furnace:

Proper Sizing

Furnaces that are too large or too small fall short on performance, and as a result, you and your family are the ones suffering if you rely purely on guesswork.

Oversized furnaces cycle off before they totally heat your home, which results in hot and cold spots, high energy costs, and increased repairs due to wear and tear. Since they tend to short cycle so frequently, furnaces that are too large don’t run long enough to dehumidify your air, which makes you feel muggy and uncomfortable.

On the other hand, undersized heating systems can also create problems.  A furnace that’s too small runs non-stop trying to heat your home, but it fails to deliver. Energy costs soar high and your system wears out prematurely, but you actually never get the comfort you’re looking for.

Energy Efficiency

Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) is a measure of how efficiently your furnace can use its fuel. The more efficient your system, the more heat you will get per unit of fuel. Understanding the AFUE rating of furnaces is essential when buying a new unit.

The U.S. Department of Energy requires that all new furnaces must convert at least 80 percent of their fuel into heat.

The cost of a furnace usually goes up in line with fuel efficiency. Although high-efficiency furnaces cost more than mid and low-efficiency models, you will be reimbursed by getting much lower monthly energy bills.

Compatibility with Programmable or Smart Thermostats

In theory, a programmable thermostat is more accurate compared to a manual thermostat. It lets you control the temperature of your home based on your schedule. Meanwhile, a smart thermostat allows you to make temperature adjustments with the use of your smartphone or tablet.

These devices help save energy by reducing the amount of work your furnace must do when no one is at home. For each degree you lower down the thermostat during an eight-hour period, you can reduce your monthly heating bill by about 2 percent.

Features of the Lennox EL180NE Ultra-Low Emissions Gas Furnace

Its Power Saver technology not only provides energy boost capabilities improving the overall system efficiency, similar to a variable speed furnace, but also delivers higher SEER ratings in cooling mode. In continuous fan mode, this technology helps keep energy waste at a minimum.

Every component of the EL180NE has proven itself through extensive testing in our research labs. So you can take comfort knowing the furnace will deliver reliable performance, season after season.

Pairing the EL180NE with an iComfort® E30 smart thermostat makes getting and staying comfortable as easy as tapping a screen. But if even that’s too tasking, Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit put perfect comfort just a voice command away.

Its sealed blower compartment minimizes losses and maximizes efficiency and comfort. Less than 2% leakage at 1.0″ ESP.

Its fully insulated cabinet ensures quiet, efficient operation.

Its low-speed fan provides consistent air flow

Its SureLight® igniter silicone nitride construction ensures long product life and reliable operation.

First in class, lowest emission furnace on the market.

This product comes with a 20-year limited warranty on heat exchanger; 5-year limited warranty on all remaining covered components.

The Lennox EL180NE  is designed to integrate with iComfort E30, ComfortSense CS7500/CS5500/ CS3000 thermostats; PureAir air purification system.

The Lennox EL180NE  has 65% lower NOx emissions than standard low NOx furnaces.

Top-Notch Furnace Installation with Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning

If you are in the market for a new furnace, call Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning. We are the preferred St. Louis Park furnace installation contractor that guarantees excellent service on all of our installs. We will make sure your system is properly set up and will operate according to the manufacturer’s specifications.