We answer your heating FAQs.
How do I know if I need a new heating system?
For most homeowners, the decision to upgrade to a new heating system gets made when their old one breaks down one final time, and it makes more financial sense to buy a new system instead of putting money into the old one. If your furnace is 10-15 years old, you should at least start thinking about replacing it. Be on the lookout for declining comfort, efficiency, or any other problems. Call us for new furnace and heating replacement if your system isn’t working right.
How much will my new furnace cost?
This comes down to a number of factors. First, there’s the type of system we’re installing. Heat pumps, furnaces, and ductless systems are all very different, and come at different price points. From there, we’ll have to determine what size of system is right for your home. This is mostly determined by square footage, but the exact measurement also takes the number of windows and floors into account. Finally, there are different models to choose from, each with their own features and options.
What are heat pumps and ductless systems?
Both of these systems provide both cooling and heating to your home. In the summer, they work just like an air conditioner, pulling heat energy out of your home’s air and releasing it outside. In the winter, however, they’re capable of reversing that cycling, pulling trace amounts of heat from outdoor air and bringing it inside. The key difference is that a heat pump uses your existing forced air setup—with air ducts—to transport air, while a ductless mini-split uses wall-mounted blowers.
How long will it take to install my system?
This depends on the exact setup of your new system and the type of heater being installed. Attic furnace installation, for instance, can be more time-consuming than installing a furnace in a garage or basement. Propane furnace installation requires converting a natural gas furnace over to your chosen fuel choice. As part of your free in-home estimate, our technician will review the installation project with you and when you can expect to have your new heating system up-and-running.