Frequently Asked Questions

Furnace Installs

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When Should I Consider Replacing My Furnace?

  • 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

The average life expectancy of well-maintained furnaces are around 20-25 years.  

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 the approximate cost for a furnace replacement is between $3,000 to $5,000 for an 80% gas furnace in most homes. This price includes all supplies, labor, taxes, permits, and the inspection.

What Brands Do You Offer?

We are an authorized Trane dealer. Although we can order other brands, we believe Trane has a lower sound level and is the best system for the cost.

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 to 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 financing options.

Do You Offer Financing?

We offer financing through M-Lend Financial. They offer 0% APR for 12 months (or more) for qualified applicants and financing up to $100,000. There is no cost to apply, and there are no pre-payment penalties. 

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 to worry about.

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 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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