The process of replacing a furnace is a large project which requires a great deal of research, careful decision making regarding the selection of a new furnace and expert installation from a company you can trust and rely on for years to come. This is when Black-Haak Heating comes to the aid with decades of industry experience and advice to help you get through your furnace replacement project. Our team of expert furnace installers and technicians will help you select a replacement furnace appropriate for your home and advise you of necessary steps to take in the future to ensure optimal energy efficiency and minimal long term costs.
How do you know if it is time for a new furnace? There are often warning signs that present themselves well before the old furnace completely breaks down. If you catch these signs early enough you will have ample time to shop around and pick the best replacement model for your home.
The first warning sign that your furnace is no longer getting the job done is frequent break downs. Another common warning sign that you need a new furnace is that the old one simply isn’t performing as well as it did in years past. If you find yourself calling a technician seemingly every month to have your furnace worked on, it might be more than just a bad part or a clogged vent. Instead of repeating an endless cycle it might be advisable to begin researching replacement furnace systems to cut down on repair costs and be ready before the old furnace stops providing heat.
There are two factors to consider when you decide to replace your old furnace. The first is the efficiency rating and the second is the cost to install and run the new furnace model.
Today’s furnaces are governed by the AFUE rating system, which measures how much of the energy consumed by the furnace gets converted into usable heat. If your furnace has an AFUE rating of 90% that means it converts 90% of the gas, oil, or electricity it consumes into usable heat. The lowest AFUE rating any furnace on the market has is 80% which could be an increase in efficiency if your current furnace is old enough to not even have a rating. If you’re willing to pay more up front for a higher rated furnace, newer models have AFUE ratings of up to 98%.
The type of fuel you will use to heat your home also impacts the installation and operating costs. If you have the ability to use natural gas you will find it offers the lowest operating cost and powers some of the most efficient furnaces on the market. However, not all homes have gas hookups or the ability to convert to a natural gas furnace. For those that don’t have this option oil and electric furnaces are the only alternatives. Keep in mind that electricity is the most expensive fuel type for a furnace.
If you are ready to replace your furnace or get options for replacing your furnace, give us a call! It doesn’t matter if you need help selecting the size, efficiency and fuel type of a replacement furnace or if you already know what you want – our team of expert furnace technicians are ready to help you replace your furnace with little to no hassle! You can call us at (920) 750-7138 or schedule a service call.
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