Residential New Construction & Change Out

Choosing a Furnace System

These days, home owners search for all the value they can find in every household purchase they make. You’re probably no different. So when the time comes to replace a furnace in an existing central heating system, or to install a totally new system, you want equipment that minimizes costs and delivers dependable, affordable comfort for your family – season after season. Here’s a look at some things to consider.

  • What do good furnaces have in common?

The best furnaces are efficient. They keep a home warm and comfortable. They provide steady, dependable performance year after year. And they are quiet, long-lasting and low in service frequency and cost.

  • Which furnaces are energy efficient?

When a furnace loses or wastes heat, it requires more energy to keep your home warm. When purchasing your new energy efficient furnace be sure to keep these points in mind; modulating, multiple – stage cooling & heating units, as well as secondary heat exchangers.

  • Are some furnaces better than others?

Definitely. Features to look for include heat exchangers that resist corrosion, direct-drive blower units, induced draft blowers, pressure switches, and an insulated blower compartment, which helps minimize operating noise.

You also should ask your contractor if the manufacturer of the brand you’re considering quality-checks and tests every unit before it leaves the plant. Rheem manufactures their units in the USA!

And be sure to check out the terms of the Limited 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. Even the primary and secondary heat exchangers in the Rheem 90 Plus® are protected by a Limited Lifetime Heat Exchanger Warranty.

  • Choosing an Air Conditioning System

Selecting an air conditioner for your home is a big decision. It’s an important investment today. It will play a key role in your home energy expenses for years to come. And when the summer heat is at its worst, you’ll want your family to have the best, most reliable cooling comfort possible. Here are a few things to consider.

What do good central air units have in common?

The best ones are efficient, operating on minimal electricity to hold utility bills down. They provide steady, dependable performance year after year when properly maintained. Good systems are quiet, long-lasting and low in service needs.

  • How can I be sure my Unit is the right size?

Obviously, an air conditioner that’s too small won’t keep your home sufficiently cool. But what many don’t realize is that an oversized system will cycle (turn on and off) more than necessary, wasting expensive energy and possibly putting undue strain on the compressor.

  • Which air conditioners are energy efficient?

Much like automobile manufacturers, today’s air conditioner manufacturers are required by law to evaluate and rate their equipment according to its energy efficiency. This rating is known in the industry as a SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the equipment.

  • Are some air conditioners built better than others?

The compressor is the heart of a condensing unit. On a hot day, it works long and hard. Rheem installs the highly advanced scroll compressor in every Rheem condensing unit we produce. Scroll Compressors are recognized by the industry as the leader in reliability, efficiency and quiet operation.

Call F&S Master Air at (417) 862-7170 your Rheem Team Top Contractor to set up your free personnel home inspection.