Heating System Replacement and Installation
Our licensed HVAC Comfort Team technicians are trained in the installation of all brands of furnaces, boilers, heat pumps and air handler heaters. In the event, you do require a furnace replacement our team will also dispose of your old unit. However, the first step is for our installation technician to come to your home and evaluate your current heating system, and determine if it needs a routine service, repair or furnace replacement. If it's the latter, he'll recommend a new unit appropriate for your needs and the size of your home and will NEVER encourage you to purchase a more expensive unit or one larger than your home requires.
As you are evaluating your home's current heating system, here a few questions to ask yourself: Is my system doing the job efficiently? Is it working too hard? Is it undersized or oversized? When was it last serviced? Do I need a new system? All good questions and this is the right time of year to seek some solid answers.
Reasons To Buy a New Furnace
Age of your System
If your furnace, boiler, or heat pump is between 10 and 20 years old, it may be time for an evaluation. This is the prime age range for serious malfunctions to surface, including gas leaks.
Just because heating system technologies do not typically advance at the same dizzying pace as smartphones, this doesn't mean significant energy efficiency improvements have not been made in regards to a newer home heating system that could lower your monthly energy bills.
Repairs (they're killing me)
If your heating and cooling tech specialist are on speed dial, it may be time to throw out the old and bring in the new.
Did you know that a newer, high-efficiency heating system could mean eligibility for state and local tax credits? Find out by going to Energy Star's website.
Replacing your older system with a high-efficiency furnace, boiler or heat pump, could make you eligible for a one-time rebate or tax credit. Learn more at the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency.
System's Size and Capacity
If you have made significant updates to your home's energy efficiency—new windows, roofing, insulation—you may be able to save money and lower your operating costs by downgrading your current system.
Did you know your heating and cooling system account for roughly 50% of your home's energy usage? If you're concerned with your energy footprint, consider updating to a more efficient furnace.
Are you wearing out the floor running back and forth adjusting your thermostat? Does your furnace rumble when you crank it up? Is the air damp or stuffy? All of these signs could mean it's time for a furnace replacement. At the very least, an evaluation.
Furnaces fall into two broad categories and operate very differently from one another:
- Conventional Furnace
- Condensing Furnace
Conventional furnaces exhaust (push out) combustion gases quickly so the gases exit the chimney flue before cooling and condensing. As a result, the furnace heat exchanger does not collect as much heat from the fuel combustion process as possible and therefore is not as efficient.
The introduction of the condensing furnace changed all that. Condensing furnaces have a secondary heat exchange which boosts its efficiency to an AFUE rating of 90 – 98 percent. This level of efficiency means that less fuel is needed to run the system, again, saving money. It also means that the furnace will spend less time operating, extending the life of your furnace.
Single or Multi-Stage?
Single-stage heating and cooling systems are popular in colder winter climates and hot and humid parts of the country, respectfully, because the systems are set to provide comfort for the extreme coldest or warmest days of the year. Of course, this also means that these heating systems are running unnecessarily at full capacity throughout much of the year, while also running up your utility bills. If you are committed to a single-stage, you may want to consider one with a variable fan speed, which creates variable air flow so the system is not running at full capacity 365 days a years.
Zoned HVAC systems are designed to heat and cool individual areas of your home (zones) by controlling zone valves or zone dampers inside the vents or duct work, selectively blocking the flow of air from designated parts of the house. For obvious reasons, these systems can save you money on operating costs.