Regardless of your industry, you need quality air conditioning units and furnaces to provide a safe, comfortable environment for employees and customers. When the time comes to replace an outdated, inefficient furnace, your unit selection will have a significant impact on future heating efficiency and expenses.
Understanding Furnace Basics
To start with, you should determine the fuel type and size of the furnace you need. It is best to get a replacement furnace that uses the same fuel as your old unit (either gas, oil, or electricity). This will make the installation process quicker and less expensive.
Calculating the proper unit size is an absolute must. A furnace that is too small will struggle to efficiently heat your business, driving up heating and maintenance expenses. On the other hand, an oversized furnace will be a waste of money. As such, you should take the time to measure the size of your building, while also accounting for other factors such as the number of windows or quality of insulation. This will help you determine the proper BTU measurement for your future unit.
Planning Your Expenses
When installing a furnace, you can either focus on upfront costs or long-term savings. While your business’s cash flow may influence this decision, you should also consider how long you plan to operate in your place of business when determining which element should take top priority.
If long-term savings is the goal, spend a extra for a high-efficiency furnace. These units have higher AFUE ratings, meaning less heat is lost during operation. Gas furnaces tend to be the cheapest option for both installation and long-term energy costs.
For affordable furnace installations or repairs, turn to Lindbergh Commercial Services. Serving St. Louis County, MO, for over a decade, our licensed and certified technicians provide reliable, prompt, and affordable work to keep your business running smoothly. To learn more about what we can do for you, visit us online or call (314) 731-0404.