When you have your furnace replaced, you know you can expect to have a comfortable, warm home. You probably also know that your energy bills will be lower since new furnaces are so much more efficient than older models. But what else changes when you get a new furnace? Take a look at these changes you may experience.
A Different Thermostat
HVAC contractors often replace the thermostat when they replace a furnace, unless you already had a new smart thermostat. New furnaces are more compatible with smart thermostats than older furnaces, so this is a good time to upgrade. Many HVAC contractors will include a free, new thermostat with furnace replacement. Or, they might give you a discount. A smart thermostat will allow you to control your thermostat remotely from your phone, which can be so convenient.
Different Fan Speed
Furnaces have blowers, which blow the heated air through the ducts and into the rooms. In some newer furnaces, this blower runs at two speeds. It may run at a lower speed on slightly warmer days and at a higher speed on colder days. So, if you notice the air is coming out of your vents slower or faster after a furnace replacement, don't be alarmed.
More Effective Heating
Maybe your home used to take two hours to get up to temperature. After your furnace replacement, you'll likely notice that the home warms up faster. Today's furnaces are condensing furnaces, which means they extract extra heat energy from the vapor that is released when the fuel is burned. So, these furnaces send out more heat at one time than older furnaces did. This is really nice when you first turn on the heat for the season and are waiting for your home to warm up.
Sometimes, after having their furnace replaced, people initially assume something is wrong because they can't hear the furnace anymore. New furnaces operate a lot more quietly. You might not be able to hear the furnace at all if it is in your basement or a crawlspace. In time, you'll probably come to like this since your heat won't wake you up when you're sleeping.
Having your furnace replaced can feel like a big change, but it's generally a positive change. If you notice these differences once the new furnace is installed, know that everything is fine and as expected.
Reach out to an HVAC contractor to learn more about furnace services.