It’s not every day that you need a new heating system installed in your Mint Hill, North Carolina, home. However, when you do, it’s helpful to know what to expect. Without preparation, you may be in for a surprise regarding all that is involved in selecting and installing your new furnace or other heating system.
Reasons to Install a New Furnace
Perhaps you’ve been using your furnace for more than 15 years. That’s usually an indicator that it’s time to start considering a replacement. However, there are several other factors that determine when it’s time for an upgrade. These signs include:
- Heating expenses that continue to increases year after year
- You’re paying for frequent repairs
- You continue to experience problems even after repairs
- The furnace fails to maintain a comfortable temperature
- The furnace makes a lot of noise
Choosing a System
Advancements in technology mean you now have a wider range of options, such as geothermal and ductless systems. Schedule a consultation with one of our service techs to ensure that you select the right system.
You will benefit from a variety of features in today’s high-performance systems. Energy usage matters, and you’ll find heaters that boast up to 98.5 percent efficiency. Systems with higher ratings might cost more, but you’ll benefit in the long run. Consider your annual heating costs as you assess whether one of today’s more energy-efficient models will be worth the investment.
It’s a good idea to clean your ductwork and make any necessary repairs before installing your new furnace. Dirt, dust, and other debris that collect in the ductwork can greatly reduce heating efficiency. Our ductwork specialists can seal the ducts to prevent energy waste and problems with indoor air quality.
It helps, too, to inspect the attic and crawlspaces. These parts of a home can contribute to heat loss. Our team will thoroughly assess your home and notify you of potential issues that might affect heating efficiency. Other possible issues include problems with insulation or leaky doors and windows.
An energy audit will help you determine if and where you need insulation. Adding insulation reduces heat transfer and, subsequently, the demand on the furnace. You will feel more comfortable and avoid skyrocketing energy bills. The right type of insulation will ensure your furnace heats your home efficiently over its lifetime.
Installing a New Furnace
To ensure you get the most out of your furnace, always hire a professional HVAC company. Do not attempt a DIY furnace installation. Our factory-trained service technicians know to observe all industry and manufacturer requirements to install your new furnace to perfection.
Faulty procedures during installation will affect performance, energy consumption, and the unit’s operating life. We will see to it that your new furnace operates properly before we leave your property. You will be able to enjoy better indoor air quality and improved indoor comfort. Basic furnace installation steps include:
- Installing a new furnace cabinet
- Connecting the furnace to your ductwork
- Linking furnace to its power supply (natural gas, electric, propane, etc.)
- Testing the new system
We will make certain the furnace and all components are secure. It is always our goal to work quickly and efficiently. Our team respects your property and privacy and always maintain a clean work area. Our service techs are courteous and helpful, so feel free to approach them with any questions or concerns.
Your HVAC Partner
We’re happy to help you with any other upgrades or add-ons like programmable thermostats and whole-home air purifiers. A programmable provides an easy way to manage the temperature and humidity even when you’re away from home. Smart thermostats give you even more flexibility with WiFi capability. We will continue to work with you after installation to ensure that you continue to get the most out of your investment. Remember to look into our annual maintenance plans.
Furnace installation requires expert knowledge and specialized tools and equipment. Always consult a professional heating contractor when installing a new furnace. Horne Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. has the expertise to handle your furnace installation. Give us a call at (704) 321-4173.
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