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Frequently Asked Questions

Furnace Installs

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When Should I Consider Replacing My Furnace?

At this elevation, the average life expectancy of furnaces are around 20-25 years. But we have seen some well-maintained furnaces last even longer!

We do not suggest customers replace an operating unit, except for the following instances: 

  • If a repair cannot help the unit be operable again

  • 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.

  • If you want to lower your utility bills due to a low efficiency unit

What is the Average Cost for a Furnace Replacement?

Depending on the size of your home, the efficiency and brand of the desired unit, and the location of your current furnace, the replacement cost for an 80% efficiency gas furnace currently starts at $4,700 for most homes. This out-the-door price includes all supplies, labor, taxes, permits, and the inspection. We have upfront pricing and no hidden fees. 

What Brands Do You Offer?

We are an authorized Amana, Trane, Rheem, and Goodman furnace dealer, although we can order other brands.

How Long Does an Install Take?

Most residential furnace installs can be completed in one day.

 

How Soon Can You Install?

Depending on the demand, we can generally schedule the install within 1-2 weeks of the customer's approval.

What Payment Method Do You Accept?

We accept cash, check, Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover. We also offer payment plans.

Do You Offer Financing?

We offer financing through GoodLeap and PowerPay. Both financing companies use a soft credit check until funding. You may learn more here.

Can I Purchase a Higher Efficiency Furnace?

Yes, however furnaces with metal exhaust flue pipes are limited to 80% efficiency. For higher efficiency furnaces, 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.

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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.

Single-Stage vs Two-Stage
The most common furnace in homes today is the single-stage furnace where the burner is either on or off. A Two-stage furnace has more flexibility with a low heat and a high heat setting to match the needs of the home. Single-stage furnaces generally have a single-speed motor while 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 of 2019 and has been 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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Two-Stage S8X2 

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