R802furnaceIf you are a homeowner, value and cost and efficiency may be important to you with any major household purchase. So when you need to replace your furnace in your home, or to install a new system in a new home, you may be looking for that same efficiency, value and cost that also delivers comfort for you and your family each year. Here are some tips to help get you started on the right path to buying a Rheem furnace.

All the best furnaces continue to keep a home comfortable and warm. They are also very efficient. Furnaces are quiet, long-lasting and don’t need service repairs often. How can you tell which furnaces are efficient to being with? When a furnace loses or wastes heat, it requires more energy to keep your home warm. Some furnaces lose heat through the walls of the cabinet. According to Rheem, energy-efficient furnaces like Rheem’s provide a full line of state-of-the-art models significantly reduce this loss with a blanket of insulation that lines the inside of the cabinet walls. Pilot lights also can be wasteful. The electric ignition in many of Rheem’s furnaces eliminates the need for a constantly burning pilot. This feature alone gives up to 6% higher efficiency. And in combination with an induced-draft blower, can improve furnace efficiencies by over 20%. A high-efficiency furnace can make up the difference by reducing operating costs over the long run.

Indeed, some furnaces are better than others, just like with any other household product. Some features to consider include pressure switches, induced draft blowers, an insulated blower compartment, heat exchangers that resist corrosion, and direct-drive blower units. It is also recommended that you should ask your contractor if the manufacturer of the brand you’re considering quality-checks and tests every unit before it leaves the manufacturing plant.

In addition, be sure to check out the terms of the warranty. Quality manufacturers put a convincing warranty behind their work. Rheem furnaces, which include all the features described here, offer one of the very best.

Look for a trusted experienced HVAC contractor in your area, who is reliable, honest, and dependable. Ask about the contractor’s qualifications and certifications too. Look to only use a brand name that you recognize as well.