Fast & Affordable Furnace Installation From The Professionals
Replacing an old, inefficient heater is important for your family’s comfort and, oftentimes, their overall health as well when the winter months (and cold temperatures) set in.
A warm home is a happy home, and working with an experienced technician team like the one at Design Aire will help you install a new furnace in your home in no time.
We work with all makes and models and you can work with us to receive special deals on Trane products. We are the #1 Trane dealer in the Midwest and receive quantity discounts on equipment, meaning you get the best product Trane has to offer paired with our high-quality customer service.
When your heating system fails, you need reliable service that can get a new furnace running as quickly as possible. We offer furnace replacement with more efficient models for reasonable rates. And, because we have been around for over 100 years, you know we will provide the service you expect with the values our founder, Frank Fischer, used as a foundation when he started Design Aire: “Do a good job at a fair price and treat people right.” We do business by those simple words every time we provide service for a customer, whether it’s basic maintenance for a heater or putting in a whole new HVAC system.
What to Consider When Replacing a Furnace
When a furnace reaches the end of its life, you may think simply getting a replacement unit with the same heating capacity as your old one is the solution, but that isn’t necessarily the case. The “size” of your furnace system refers to how much heat is put out (how much heat it can produce in an hour). Installing the correct size furnace is essential to the efficiency, reliability, operation, sound levels, comfort, and ongoing costs of heating your home.
Instead of basing your furnace size on only your home’s square footage, have a qualified heating expert evaluate your home to help you choose the right size system. They will take into account things such as the construction of your home, its windows, how well it is insulated, and the age of the home in addition to square footage to determine the heating capacity you’ll need to keep your house warm and comfortable.
It is important that the furnace is not too large for the space it is heating. An oversized furnace will cycle on and off more frequently and will blow out much more air than is needed. Also, a short cycling furnace can leave hot and cold spots in your home and will not provide the same level of comfort as a properly sized furnace. It will also require more maintenance and repairs and ultimately fail much sooner than a properly sized furnace.
Understanding furnace efficiency ratings can help you choose a new unit that will allow you to recoup the cost of a new furnace thanks to reduced energy bills. Furnaces are available in 80%, 90% or 95% efficiency. The higher the efficiency, the lower the utility costs. Usually, older furnaces are 65% efficient, so no matter what, you will typically see a reduction in the gas bill after installing a new furnace. However, the higher the efficiency of the new furnace, the bigger the reduction. You can decide whether choosing a higher efficiency unit is worth the extra cost for the furnace upfront.
Single-Stage vs Two-Stage Furnace
Flexibility is the main difference between one-stage and two-stage furnaces. A furnace with single-stage heating has a single power mode: on. This means it is either on and running at full power or off. A unit with two-stage heating can operate at two different power levels: high power and low power. This allows the furnace to run at a lower setting in milder weather and a higher setting in very cold weather to help your home reach your desired temperature.
- Single-stage – The main advantage is cost. Because this furnace type’s design is relatively basic in comparison to a two-stage unit, it is the least expensive type to purchase.
- Two-stage – The ability to switch between two power modes makes these furnaces more energy-efficient than their single-stage counterparts. The low power mode allows the unit to conserve energy as well as reduce temperature fluctuations and uneven heating in your home.
- Single-stage – It can be problematic when it comes to heating a large or multi-story home. Because the furnace will run at full power whenever it is on, the areas near the vents will warm up quickly. The rest of your home might still be warming up when your thermostat thinks that your whole house has reached your desired temperature and shuts the furnace off prematurely, resulting in warm and cold spots around your home.
- Two-stage – The improved comfort and lower energy bills come with an initial drawback, as these can cost more than a single-stage unit.
To prevent cold spots, many homeowners will raise the desired temperature on their thermostat so that the furnace won’t shut off so early. While this does solve one problem, it creates a different one: higher energy bills.
Furnace Blower Motor
The furnace blower is a fan that delivers warm or cold air through the duct system of your home. The options include standard, high-efficiency, and variable speed.
- Standard blower motor – These have three set speeds. Low for air circulation, middle to move heated air, and high to move cold air (from your air conditioner) through your ductwork.
- High-efficiency blower motor – These are quieter and do not have set speeds. They ramp up and down depending on what speed is needed. They also do a better job of balancing the temperature and controlling airflow throughout the house.
- Variable speed blower motor – These move at different speeds to precisely control the flow of air throughout the house. They are even quieter than high-efficiency motors as it runs in a lower setting the majority of the time. Even when the furnace is not turned on, the motor can be in constant operation, circulating air through the house.
The heating experts at Design Aire install all different types of furnace replacements. We can help you determine which furnace is the best fit for you and your home!
Furnace Installation and Replacement Add-On Services
In addition to our dependable furnace installation and replacement services, we also offer the following add-on service:
- Two-Pipe Furnaces – Because of the tax credit, rebates, and a desire to improve their utility bills, many people are opting for high-efficiency furnaces. These 95% efficient units require a PVC flue because they remove so much heat from the gas that condensation is formed in the flue (the heat isn’t wasted on flue temperature, but is used to condition your home).
Every major manufacturer recommends installing these furnaces as a two-pipe system (a separate pipe for intake and exhaust) whenever possible. Although this practice requires additional labor, reputable HVAC contractors install two-pipe systems because it prevents depressurizing the house and pulling unconditioned air into the home.
Contact Us for Furnace Installation and Replacement
Contact Design Aire today to get a free estimate! With our professional heating installation and replacement services, your furnace can be up and running again in no time!