If you’ve noticed signs that you need a new heating system, it’s probably time to consider a furnace replacement. Furnace installation is a significant investment, and the winters in Barrington, IL, are cold, so you’ll want to make sure you make the right choice. Here’s what you need to look for when choosing a new furnace.

New Furnace Size

Selecting the right size furnace for your Barrington home is the primary consideration for a successful purchase. Over or undersized units won’t provide the heat necessary to weather our winter. We evaluate a variety of factors — including insulation, windows, ductwork, and converted living space — that are unique to your home and use that information to calculate the heat output required to keep you comfy and safe throughout the cold season.


The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) is another significant consideration. The AFUE reflects the percentage of fuel converted to heat. The higher the AFUE is, the more efficient the furnace. Higher ratings typically mean a higher cost, but lower fuel bills make them a worthwhile investment.


As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, we feature energy-efficient gas and oil furnaces. Each type has its advantages. We’ll provide information comparing characteristics such as system cost, size, and availability and cost of fuel. We’ll walk you through the “must-have” features that improve your comfort and enhance energy savings. These features include variable-speed blower motors, sealed combustion, and manufacturer warranties. We’ll also advise you on HVAC accessories such as humidifiers, ultraviolet lights, and air purifiers.

Regardless of the type of furnace you choose, you can rest easy knowing that NATE-certified technicians will install your new heating system. For more information, check out the furnace installation services we provide at Martin Enterprises Heating and Cooling or call (847) 719-8442.

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