Gas Furnace Installation, Repair and Maintenance
Do you need a new gas furnace installed in your home? Or maybe you need an emergency furnace service? What about an existing furnace that needs to be repaired, serviced or maintained. Not a problem. Our trained HVAC specialists at Amazing Air FL have the experience and skills to do the job, in order for you and your family to stay comfortable throughout the year. Give us a call at 239-440-5533.
Why Heat With a Natural Gas Furnace?
A high-efficiency gas furnace uses significantly less energy compared to other heating options, such as electricity, oil or propane. Speed is also another benefit. Natural gas furnaces work quickly to heat the entire home, circulating the heated air quickly. It is easy to switch to using natural, if it is already available on your street.
The Number One Factor In a Good Furnace
When choosing a gas furnace always select the most efficient model possible. Rheem gas furnace models have maximum energy efficiency. For example, the state-of-the-art R98 gas furnace by Rheem has a 98% Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). This will guarantee large energy savings throughout the year. Other Rheem furnace product lines are also extremely efficient.
Signs You Need A New Furnace
Chances are your home already has a furnace installed. Perhaps the only issue
confronting you is the fact that your installation is aged. However, being aged, which in itself is a huge red flag, is not the only indicator that you need to replace your gas furnace – there are some other signs, some subtle, others incredibly obvious, indicating the need for a new gas furnace.
Here are see of the most common markers:
Over 15 Years Old
A gas furnace has a lifespan of just under 20 years, and it is recommended that once a furnace begins to reach its 15th year of use, it should be treated with particular care. An aged furnace should be replaced with an ENERGYSTAR® rated replacement as soon as it as it approaches 15 years of usage, to avoid leaks, and inefficient energy usage.
Yellow Flame Rather Than Blue
If your burner gives off somewhat of an inconsistent yellow flame, rather than amore stable blue color, this may indicate an emission of dangerous carbon monoxide. Odorless and colorless, carbon monoxide is highly toxic and fatal with continued inhalation.
Increased Energy Bills
A sudden increase in your average gas bill, or even a steady rise in what you’d normally pay should clue you into either leaking ducts, or an overall degradation of the furnace’s internal components. The cost of replacing a faulty furnace becomes an investment in the long run, saving you from mounting energy bills.
Frequent Repairs Through The Past Two Years
When approaching the end of their serviceable years, furnaces begin to breakdown and malfunction, warranting recurring repairs and visits by a technician. Strange noises, random intervals of inactivity – failing to heat, or blowing cold air – are all signs of a failing furnace. When you begin to spend an inordinate amount of money on keeping your furnace running, it may be time to get a replacement. Your furnace should be treated as a delicate installation, as even a slight malfunction can have hazardous repercussions. A registered technician should be contacted to run routine checks on your home’s gas furnace, to detect faults and determine just how safe it is for continued usage.
How To Purchase A Good Furnace
Deciding to buy a new furnace involves a considerable financial commitment, and as such, must be done with proper planning: with multiple factors taken into consideration. Consider the following factors, before buying a new furnace.
Every home in 2018 should be fitted with a high-efficiency furnace: saving up to hundreds of dollars per year on energy bills. Efficient furnaces provide more warmth with minimal fuel and power consumption, saving you money in the long run. The ideal furnace is one that has an AFUE ( Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating of over 90%.
Choose a furnace that your house has a steady fuel supply of. The most common fuel types are: Gas, Propane, and Electricity. While electricity is readily available in most houses, gas furnaces are the most energy-efficient, offering you more value for your money both in the short and long term.
Furnace size is critical to whether or not you get the comfort you need to tolerate the cold winter months. Find out the square footage of your home, decide on your heating needs, and make the decision on whether or not your preferred choice can effectively provide warmth.
A small furnace will not provide little to no heating, when used in a larger room, and a larger furnace may prove to be unbearable and, quite frankly, a waste of money , when employed in a smaller apartment.
Be sure to purchase a furnace with adjustable settings, one with a variable-speed blower to be more specific, to gain greater control of your home’s climate. A variable-speed blower let’s you adjust how much heat the furnace provides depending on your preference. This feature, not only grants you flexibility, but you also cut energy costs since you can run your heating system on minimum settings for considerable lengths of time.