Replacing the old furnace in your central heating system with a new, more efficient model can offset volatile energy prices. Money aside, today’s furnaces pollute less and boost comfort by producing heat more steadily than older furnaces.
Size matters–a lot. The furnace’s specifications should fit your needs. A furnace that’s too small will continuously run and will not adequately heat a room. It also won’t keep your house comfortable during extremely-cold weather. An oversized furnace will tend to cycle on and off too often – and cycling on and off is more expensive, and less energy efficient, that running consistently for a long time.
Furnaces have become more energy-efficient over the years. A gas furnace made in the early 1970s typically has an AFUE (Annual Fuel-Utilization-Efficiency) of about 65 percent. Todays new models achieve 97 percent–near-total efficiency. The price of a furnace generally rises in step with its fuel efficiency, but you can often recoup that additional cost through lower utility bills over the life of the furnace. Reliability is also important because when a furnace fails they usually require significant work.
If you have to replace your furnace, you’ll be glad to hear that today’s more-efficient gas furnaces can save you $$$ compared with older models. They are also, on average, less likely to need repairs.
Our service technician will be sure to help you choose the correct sizing and ensure a proper installation. Once your furnace is installed, maintain it regularly according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
You can make your home more energy-efficient in several ways. Turn down the thermostat in winter; just two degrees cooler will save you money and reduce emissions by about 6 percent. You might not even feel the difference, especially at night or when you’re out of the house (a programmable thermostat can help here). Draw the curtains at night to block the chill from a cold window. Keep the windows covered on sunny days during the summer, and uncover them on sunny days during the winter to benefit from some free solar heating.
Steps to your New/Replacement Furnace Installation
- Get a quote! – Call us for a free quote and set up a time that we can stop by and take a look at the job. It’s impossible to give an accurate price when we haven’t actually seen the problem up close.
- Once we have looked at the job, we will put together a written estimate for you. You will find that quote reasonable and from an experienced and true professional.
- Acceptance of the quote will happen by YOU! – Just call or email us back and let us know that you have accepted the quote and would like to go ahead and work with us. Signing the quote and getting it back to us is also a great idea for both parties. We require no money up front for our work. We are confident you will be happy with our services. No need to pay us until after the job is completed.
- Schedule when we can come in and do the work. Then leave all the work to us.
- Enjoy your now comfortable home, put up your feet and relax.
- Apply to the Hat Smart Rebate Program if there an applicable rebate in place.