What to Expect During a Furnace Consultation

By Erin Hynes | Sep. 21, 2020 8:12 pm PST

What to expect from an in-home consultation

So it’s time to replace your furnace, but you’re a little lost on where to start. This article gives you a good idea of what to expect when you schedule a free furnace consultation with Sears Home Services.

“Many homeowners are surprised by the number of questions we ask,” says Paul Pletchon, a heating and cooling expert with Sears Home Services. “Our questions help determine which furnace is the right one for you. Not all furnace replacements are like-for-like.”

Gathering Information

Here are some things your HVAC project consultant will ask:

  • How old is your home?

  • How old is the current furnace?

  • Are all rooms comfortable when the furnace is on?

  • Does your furnace run for a long time, or turn on and off frequently?

  • Has the furnace had any recent repairs?

Your consultant will also ask about the need for an air filtration system or furnace humidifier due to allergies, asthma or other respiratory issues.

Taking Measurements

The size of your home plays a big role in determining the right furnace, so the project consultant is likely to measure your home’s square footage. The consultant also takes measurements of the existing furnace, along with photos of the unit and its location. The consultant checks the duct work and notes the number and location of windows in your home.

Discussing Your Options

Once the consultant gets all the information and measurements, it’s time to learn about all your options. You’ll discuss the energy efficiency of various heating systems and find out about energy-saving accessories, such as a smart thermostat.

There’s a dizzying amount of details to consider when choosing a new furnace. The project consultants with Sears Home Services are experts in their field, so they can sort through the details and narrow down the choices to the furnace that perfectly matches both your comfort and your budget. They make it easy for you to get started when you’re ready to schedule a free consultation.

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