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If you have an old mobile home furnace and thinking of buying a new model or if this is your first time to purchase one, what are the factors you should seriously consider? Will you go for the higher efficiency furnace, regular or a customized model? Is the upfront investment a major factor to you? How about your long term fuel savings? What type of fuel will you use for your mobile furnace? If you prefer a high energy efficient model manufactured by a well known company, you can expect a more expensive price. These are the basic considerations with your mobile furnace project. Eventually, more detailed questions are added before you make the important decision.
Because of the new technological features of the recently manufactured models of mobile furnaces, it is advisable to update yourself with the latest developments in the industry. Now that the trend is towards installations of high efficiency models, let us focus on how it works. The furnace has a modular heat exchanger which functions like a fire chamber. The exchanger has a drum and tubes with serpentine designs. Hot combustion gases move through the exchanger's drum and tubes and fill up the room with hot air. The installation of mobile home furnaces must be vented exactly to fit the size and specs of your mobile home. Size is important because an oversized or an undersized furnace will not do you any good but more problems and higher costs.
Choosing the right mobile home furnace can be both challenging and exciting. You have to pick one that is energy efficient so that you spend your money wisely. The furnace should have the right temperature setting at all times. It should provide you the ideal high quality of air comfort which is not too cold or hot. For better air quality, heating units with sealed combustion are effective to have clean air inside. Vents must be sealed to prevent the air from escaping. When it comes to the required capacity of your mobile furnace, you should estimate your load calculation by factoring the size of your mobile home, insulation and other components.
Whether you will buy a high energy efficiency furnace or not, you need to weigh the pros and cons. You need to consider the fact that although the upfront cost is higher than a standard one, the high energy efficient mobile home furnace you will install may be eligible for a tax credit, power rebate or grant so that you will not be forced to shell out the money from your own funds. If you would compare the energy savings you will generate, it will only take you 4-5 years to recoup your investment. If you go for the lower energy models, your initial cost is lower but you do not enjoy any incentives or any fuel savings. From a long term point of view, a high energy efficiency model will be the cheaper unit.
From available market pricing, a low energy efficient unit's price averages around $1,100, a medium energy efficient furnace averages around $1,300 while the high energy efficient model is about $1,500 exclusive of installation charges. It is important for you to have a contingency budget for spare parts such as pressure or limit switch, thermostat, gas valve, burner assembly with pilot light, etc. You can also opt for a gas or electric mobile home furnace. Scout for a supplier who can give you the best special deal with appropriate warranties.
Choosing a trustworthy and capable HVAC contractor will be a most important part of your project. To get the best deal, seek out bids from the most reputable contractors in your area and choose the one with whom you are comfortable with. If the difference in their quotes is almost the same, your intuition will play a significant role. In your selection process, do some due diligence and verify some references, talk to some of their clients and secure needed warranties. All of these terms and conditions must be in writing. Installation costs are estimated to be an additional of 5-12% of your furnace unit to cover both material and installation costs for simple and complex designs. Decide to buy and install a mobile home furnace which can give you and your family the high energy efficiency, durability, reliability, comfort and pleasure for many years.