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Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

High Efficiency Furnace? Make Sure Your Home Is Up to the Mark

Phil Laprairie

High Efficiency Furnace? Make Sure Your Home Is Up to the MarkWhen you make the choice to install high efficiency equipment in your home you will not only be saving money on your utility bill but you will also boost your home's overall value. It’s a win-win situation. Before you make the switch to a new high efficiency furnace you’ll need to make sure the rest of your home is up to the mark in order to get the most out of the new equipment.

Before You Make the Switch

Follow these helpful tips to ensure you’ll get the most out of your new high efficiency furnace:

  • Make necessary repairs to leaks and insulation. Pay close attention to any air leaks you may have in your attic, basement or around windows and doors. You should also be sure that attic insulation is properly installed. Air leakage through the ceiling is one of the leading contributors to heating and cooling loss.

  • Consider alternative insulation materials. Professionally installed foam insulation in the attic can greatly outperform standard products used for air sealing and insulating. Studies show that proper leak seals can lower your home’s air leakage up to 46 percent.

  • Invest in a radiant barrier coating for the underside of the attic.The barrier works by absorbing heat into the home in the winter and reflecting it back out during the summer months. Not only will this coating increase your family’s comfort but it will also help to lower your utility bills.

Once you follow these home preparation steps you’ll be able to get the most out of your new high efficiency furnace.

For more great information on money saving tips and tricks or if you are looking to upgrade to a new high efficiency furnace, contact our team of experts at Arpi’s Industries, Ltd. We have proudly serviced the greater Calgary area for more than five decades and look forward to helping you with all of your HVAC needs.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Calgary, Alberta about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about high efficiency furnaces and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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