Furnace installation is a necessary step when your furnace is old or is too damaged for repair. A new furnace installation is an important investment in your home or office space, so we want to help you make sure your furnace installed correctly.
Sometimes a new furnace installation is your best option when repairing your existing furnace becomes too costly or your furnace is very old. Since today's furnaces can last more than 20 years when properly installed, selecting the right furnace at the front end is critically important.
You have a lot more choices today than when your furnace was initially installed. The most commonly installed furnaces today run on natural gas, with electric furnaces and heat pumps being the next most common heating appliances.
Standard efficiency gas furnaces typically cost between $2000 to $4000 without installation. Your actual costs may very depending on the difficulty of your furnace installation or if you choose a model with a higher efficiency rating.
Some key things for you to consider when installing a gas furnace include:
Heat Output. Heat output is measured in BTUs (or British Thermal Units). The average home is adequately heated with a furnace installation that provides 60,000 BTUs of heat. However, furnaces with higher BTU ratings are not inherently better because they cost more and may be too powerful to keep a consistent temperature in your home or office space.
Furnace Efficiency. Today's furnaces have efficiencies rated at 90% or better, which is far more energy efficient than older models. Some modern furnaces even perform in the 94 to 95% range. A highly efficient furnace could dramatically reduce your monthly energy costs.
Staging. Older furnaces had one stage – they either operated at full power or they were turned off. Today's furnaces can be installed to run at two or even three stages. These furnaces start at 30 to 70% power to conserve energy, and then can ramp up to full power as needed. Multi-state furnace installations allow you to keep a more consistent and comfortable temperature in your home or work space.
If you have questions about selecting the right furnace or need help with a proper furnace installation, we can help! We have found that service calls are much more commonly the result of poor furnace installations than failing or defective equipment. Let us help you ensure that your furnace is installed correctly the first time and that it will operate worry-free in your home or business for years to come.