Picking the right heater for your Hebron, Kentucky, home is a big decision. You should take your time and do plenty of research on the options available. Here are some of the factors you should consider when choosing a heater for your house.


A heater that’s too big will waste energy, and it will turn on and off often because it heats your home too quickly. If your HVAC system is too small, it won’t be able to keep areas that are far away from your unit comfortable. Experts like The Furnace Doctor can determine the precise heater size you need when it’s time for a new system.

A Manual J load calculation considers your home’s square footage, the number of floors, the type of insulation, the number and sizes of doors and windows, the amount of shade, and more. Manual D is similar, but it used for calculating the appropriate ductwork.


The AFUE or annual fuel utilization efficiency is the percentage of power or fuel that’s converted to heat each year. New furnaces have yellow labels with their AFUE rating and the annual operating costs for models in a variety of conditions. Models with higher AFUEs are more costly, but their operating costs are lower and they tend to last longer.


You can choose from a variety of features when searching for a new heater. A variable-speed system can adjust its fan to keep you comfortable. It stays on at a low speed most of the time to make the temperature more constant. A smart or programmable thermostat can learn your routine automatically and turn down your HVAC system while you’re away or asleep. You can also have an air purifier installed by a professional to improve your indoor air quality.

At The Furnace Doctor, we stand by all our work with a 100-percent customer satisfaction guarantee. For honest, friendly heating service from our experienced technicians, call us anytime at (859) 652-4817.

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