Hello, and welcome back to Buckhorn Heating & Air’s blog! Last time, we talked about how you can save money on heating this winter. If you haven’t read it yet, you can view it here. This time, we’re going to talk about several of the most common furnace installation questions and provide you with answers.

 

Many people don’t take the time to ask the questions they should about their HVAC system. Although it’s tempting to forget about your heater and expect it to always work, it’s going to need maintenance eventually. Here are several of the most common furnace installation questions answered for you.

 

When should I get a heating system installed?

Possibly the most common question about heating is when it should be installed. It’s not always easy to know exactly when you should replace your furnace, but here are a couple things you should look out for.

 

  • Most furnaces last around 15 years, so if you’ve reached that point or you’re beyond it, you may need to get it replaced.
  • Keep an eye on the frequency of repairs done to your furnace. If you’re repairing too frequently, it may be worth it to replace your furnace.
  • Your energy bills are going up. This can be caused by any number of things such as drafty windows or poor insulation. However, it could also mean that you have a faulty furnace. Talk to your HVAC specialist about this before taking action.

 

How much should I expect to spend on an installation

The national average furnace installation is $4,000, however, this will differ from home to home and company to company. Additionally, the system’s capacity and fuel source will affect the cost. Depending on whether you need a new duct system or not can also change the price of installation. Get a quote from your local HVAC specialist to learn more.

 

What can I do to help?

If you’re seriously considering getting a new furnace, chances are you want to do all you can to prepare for the installation so that your HVAC specialist will be as efficient and effective as possible during the process. Here are a couple things you can do before you call your specialist.

 

  • Consider what system you want and what will work best for your home. You can call your HVAC specialist or do your own research to see what options are available before you commit to anything.
  • Prepare the area where your furnace will be installed. You should plan to have a 6-foot operating area for your HVAC specialist to work, however, it’s ideal to clean up the entire room that he/she will be working in. This will give them plenty of room to work with and will avoid any potential delays.

 

If you need an HVAC specialist in Loveland, contact Buckhorn Heating & Air today! We have the experience and the knowledge you need to evaluate your furnace, determine if you need a new one, and install a furnace once the time comes.