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Choosing a new roof can seem like a very difficult decision. After all, your roof is one of the most important elements of your home. Not only does it do the important job of keeping you sheltered and protected from the elements, but it’s also very visible. The wrong roof can be very unattractive, and the right roof can make your home look like a million bucks. When I started researching roof replacement options for my home, I was overwhelmed by all the choices. But when I started learning how to match roofing materials to my home’s overall look, it got a lot easier. That’s when I decided to start a blog about roofing materials and styles. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your options, this blog will help narrow down your choices and find the roof that’s right for you.


Features To Look For In Your Next Furnace

If you decide that you will be replacing your furnace this year, you'll want to make sure to research your new furnace as soon as possible. The sooner you replace your furnace, the more prepared you will be for when winter arrives. Also, you never know how soon winter might appear. There are several features you should look for with your new furnace.

Programmable Thermostats

Rather than using a traditional thermostat that you must simply set to a single temperature, you're better off purchasing a programmable thermostat with smart controls. If you spend a lot of time away from home, you can set your thermostat to a lower temperature and have the thermostat raise the temperature before you return home so you can lower your heating costs.

Variable-Speed Blowers

Look for a furnace that has a variable-speed blower. These are able to operate more slowly and will create less noise when operating at a slower speed. When your home doesn't need as much heat, you don't need it to operate at full blast. Another option is variable heat output. This feature can make your furnace more energy-efficient and will vary the amount of heat released from your furnace immediately between two levels. 

Zoned Heating

There's no need to heat your entire home. Instead, you can rely on zoned heating to only heat the areas of your home that are currently in use. This is accomplished by using several thermostats placed around your home.

Ignition Systems

In the past, many furnaces had constant pilot lights that would ignite the fuel. However, newer furnaces will be more likely to use ignition systems. This is a much more efficient way to burn fuel.

Dual Heat Exchangers

A furnace with dual heat exchangers will be more energy-efficient. They are able to draw more heat from the air that they burn. The second heat exchanger needs to be made of stainless steel because the secondary exhaust is corrosive.

Electrostatic Filters

Rather than using the usual filter, fit your furnace with an electrostatic filter. These types of filters use an electrical charge to trap particles. They can reduce the amount of dust that is blown into the heating system. This can be useful for those who suffer from allergies or asthma.

Regardless of the type of features you'd like to see in your new furnace, make sure to inform the furnace replacement service of what you are interested in.