Most people would like to have a furnace that works properly and gets the job done right. But there are so many options on the market; it can be hard to know which furnace is the best for your situation. There are all sorts of lists out there that rank the best furnaces available, and typically if you stay within the first three brands on the list, you should be alright. However, we at Genuine Comfort are experts when it comes to installing and repairing furnaces, meaning we can tell you which furnace is the best on the market.
Which Furnace Is The Best?
A question that we often get asked here at Genuine Comfort is: which furnace is the best? This can be a loaded question because there are different types of furnaces that go about different ways to achieve the same purpose of heating your home. We will not go into great detail about these different types of furnaces but we will discuss why we like them. If you hit the links in the following paragraphs, you can find other articles and videos about these furnaces.
2-Stage Furnaces Vs. Single-Stage Furnaces
As a basic overview, a 2-stage furnace is a piece of home-heating equipment that has multiple running settings, whereas single-stage furnaces can only be running at full capacity or completely off. We prefer 2-stage furnaces to single-stage furnaces because they can run at lower capacities (typically 80% or 95%), meaning that they are more energy efficient and will keep your home at a more even temperature. We at Genuine Comfort would suggest that you get a 2-stage variable speed furnace over a single-stage furnace if you have that choice.
Consider Where You Will Install Your Furnace
The reason why it is important to consider where you will install your furnace is because certain furnaces will be more effective if installed in your attic or your basement, etc. For example, if you are looking to heat your basement, you may want to avoid getting a downflow furnace because downflow furnaces collect air from below, and the ground provides freezing cold air. This will cause your furnace to be constantly running, which is neither cost-effective nor fuel-efficient.
Which Brands We Recommend
In addition to considering what type of furnace you are buying, it is important to pay attention to which brand of furnace you are looking at. We at Genuine Comfort recommend going with Trane furnaces if you are looking at different furnace options. It has been one of the best brands for furnaces for many years and has topped consumer reports year in and year out for quite some time. As far as furnace brands that you should avoid, we at Genuine Comfort recommend steering clear of York furnaces, Goodman furnaces, and Coleman furnaces. Make sure that you do research for yourself and check the consumer reports so that you can know which furnace will work best for your situation.
Looking To Replace Your Furnace?
If you are in need of a new furnace, you will have considered the previous furnaces. Choosing the right furnace is crucial in ensuring that your home’s needs are properly met. However, in addition to choosing the correct furnace for your situation, you will also need to make sure that you get a good-quality installation. We at Genuine Comfort provide excellent furnace installations, repairs, and maintenance services. Reach out to us to get a new furnace installed today or for more information about which furnace is the best.