If you’re moving into a new home in Minneapolis, MN, and surrounding areas, a furnace installation is a great option for keeping your family warm and toasty. Plus, it will keep the heating costs down. Furnaces also work wonderfully well in older homes that never had central heat or if your furnace has stopped working altogether.
To determine the best option, give iHeart Amana a call today! The experts can help you understand the most cost-effective heating installation for you.
When do you need a furnace replacement?
The average lifespan of a furnace is 15–20 years, but our technicians will check the output of your current unit to determine if it’s time for an upgrade.
Replacing an old furnace can be a great way to save money on your monthly utility bills. Even if you don’t notice any health issues, the age of your heating and cooling unit may be costing you more than it should.
Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider a heating replacement instead of another repair:
- Energy Savings: The natural gas and electric industry is pushing for people to replace their furnace if it is over 10 years old, because of new technology and the demand for energy-saving products. Replacing a furnace that is older than 10 years can save you up to 24% on your annual utility bill, depending on the current efficiency level of your old furnace, and the efficiency level of the new furnace.
- Comfort: With higher efficiencies, modern furnaces are able to adjust themselves much more accurately to the actual air conditions in your home. If your furnace was installed before 1993, chances are it wastes a lot of energy because it’s not running as efficient as it could be.
- Reliability: Modern furnaces are very reliable and can last for many years without any problems due to the quality of their design and components. Older furnaces have a much shorter life expectancy because they were not designed with the consumer in mind.
What factors should be taken into consideration when purchasing a new furnace?
When choosing a furnace to install in your home, there are several factors you should consider. These include the size of the furnace; its BTU (British thermal unit) rating; if it has an energy-saving feature that saves on heating costs; and how much noise it makes.
Another major factor is also what type of fuel you would prefer to use—oil, gas, or electric.
The size of the furnace is typically measured in BTUs; the requirement differs based on how many people are in the home. For example, a family of four would require a 20-30 BTU furnace, while a family of five would need at least 22-35 BTUs. Professionals are able to determine the right size for your home by asking you questions about the size of your home and how many people live there.
You’ll want to ask yourself if you want a furnace with an energy-saving feature. Some furnaces will let you turn off the fan while keeping the heating element on, which helps save on energy costs by not wasting heat up in your ceiling or attic.
Finally, consider whether you want a furnace with a loud motor. The noisier the furnace, the more energy, and money it is likely to cost you. For example, gas furnaces are typically louder than oil or electric furnaces.
Ready for a new furnace installation? iHeart Amana can help! Our professionals will walk you through your options and ensure you make the best choice for your home in Minneapolis, MN, and surrounding areas. Call today!
What’s involved in a heating replacement?
First, we will inspect your furnace and either repair it or tell you if it needs to be replaced. In case your old furnace is not worth fixing, we can help you find a new one that will fit in the same space. We might also suggest adding an additional unit if your home or business is larger than average.
Next, we will complete the heating installation and show you how to operate it properly.
Finally, we perform a free inspection before and after the furnace installation for your peace of mind. After all, it’s important to make sure you are receiving the best value for your money!
Our certified technicians have years of experience, so if you need furnace installation, an inspection, or a heating replacement in Minneapolis, MN, and surrounding areas, call the experts at iHeart Amana today.