Furnace Replacement

1) When Should I Replace My Furnace?

  • If the furnace is over 20 years old. Furnaces are designed for 20-25 year service life.

  • The furnace is in need of a major repair such as a motor, circuit board, or gas valve.​​

  • The heat exchanger is rusted or cracked.

  • Utility bills are high from a low efficiency unit. 

  • Upgrading to air conditioning. If the furnace is over 20 years, you can save money by replacing the furnace when you install AC. 

2) What Brands Do You Offer?

We are a Trane and Ameristar authorized dealer.

3) How Long Does an Install Take?

Most residential furnace installs can be completed in one day.

4) How Soon Can You Install?

Depending on the demand, we can generally complete the install within 1 to 2 weeks.

5) What Payment Method Do You Accept?

Cash, check, MC, AMEX, and Discover. 

6) Do You Offer Financing?

We have credit card payment options available, such as PayPal.

7) Can I Purchase a Higher Efficiency Furnace?

Furnaces are limited to 80% efficiency with metal flue pipes. For a higher efficiency furnace, the metal flue pipes are replaced with PVC pipes and routed to the side of the house rather than to the roof. In homes with finished basements, this typically means cutting out sheetrock to install a high efficiency furnace.

FAQ'S (Frequently Asked Questions)

Replacing an Existing furnace 

Types of Furnaces

Today's furnaces are much safer with electronic controls. If a problem is detected, the furnace will not operate. The burners are self-igniting so there is no standing pilot to worry about.

Single-Stage vs Two-Stage

The most common furnace is the single-stage furnace where the burner is either on or off. Two-stage furnaces have a low heat and a high heat setting to match the needs of the home. The single-stage furnace generally has a single-speed motor. The two-stage furnace has an ECM or variable speed motor to match the low or high heat stages. 

Blower Motors (Standard, ECM, Variable Speed)

Standard

The most common type of blower motor is the standard 3-speed motor that utilizes one speed for heat and another for cooling. This type of motor was phased out in July 2019 and is being replaced with ECM and Variable Speed motors.

ECM

ECM stands for Electrically Commutated Motor or a high efficiency computer-controlled motor. These motors can have 9 speeds to supply air at the required rate with minimal power.

Variable Speed Motors

Variable Speed Motors are efficient and quiet. They utilize a full range of motor speeds allowing the furnace blower to ramp up and down slowly and quietly. They also provide additional air flow and compensate for dirty air filters.  

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    Colorado Springs, CO 80923

    (719) 466-6699