Winter is nearly here, which means that now more than ever you need a furnace that you can depend on! See, having a faulty furnace in the middle of winter is not something you want to deal with, so if you’re going to get a new furnace this season, now is the time to do so.
Of course, replacing your furnace is no small task, and we find that many homeowners don’t quite know where to start. Fortunately, though, you’re in luck! Below, we have provided a sort-of quick-guide to furnace installation, that way, you’ll know just what to do when the time comes! All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to call our team for all things heating in Grand Rapids!)
Welcome to Our Furnace Guide!
If you are in the market for a new furnace this winter, follow these steps:
Step One: Replacing Your Current Furnace
The first step in installing a new furnace is knowing when to replace your existing system. Consider replacing your furnace if:
- It’s old: Although built to last, the average lifespan of a furnace is anywhere between 10-15 years. If your furnace has aged beyond this life expectancy, it might just be time for a replacement.
- It requires frequent repair: Your furnace should not require more than just a couple of repairs every few years. So, if you have found yourself calling for repairs any more than that, it might be that your system is simply worn out.
- You are paying more for heat: We recommend keeping a close eye on your heating bills because a steady rise in heating costs indicates that your system is no longer efficient.
- You notice a lack of heat: The primary role of your furnace is to keep your home warm and cozy, so if it is unable to keep up with your heating demands, why bother?
Step Two: Choosing Your New System
After you’ve decided to replace your current furnace, it is time to select the make and model of furnace that will best meet your needs. No matter what, though, it is important to choose a high-efficiency system, as this will save you both time and money on repairs and utility bills. In addition, you will have to select which fuel source you will use:
- Gas furnaces: Natural gas is highly efficient, inexpensive, and widely available, so consider this option if you live in a home with access to natural gas lines.
- Electric furnaces: Although more expensive, electricity is highly efficient, making it a great choice if you live in an area where it is relatively cheap.
Step Three: Professional Installation
After you’ve selected the best furnace for your home, it is time to have it professionally sized and installed. Trust us, only a professional HVAC technician has the tools, training, and expertise to carefully replace your old system and put a new one in its place. Remember, when it comes to your comfort, you don’t want to take any risks — hiring a professional is the way to go!
To schedule your heating services, contact the team at GRmetro Heating & Cooling today.