The size and spacing of your furnace or utility room will have an impact on the duration of your install. Ease of access to the install location and the furnace model you’ve selected will also affect the installation timeline.
Cencal Mechanical furnace diagnostic experts do their absolute best to give you an accurate quote on expected installation timing. All that being said, many new furnace installs can be completed within one day. But we’ll always communicate expectations during our first visit to your home.
Your new furnace will always benefit from proper care and routine tune-ups and maintenance. Typically, you can expect a new furnace to operate normally for at least 10 years, and over 15 years for well-maintained units.
Our furnace installations are completed with the utmost attention to detail and designed to maximize each model’s lifespan. Dealing with heating repairs swiftly as your unit reaches the decade mark is another way to help your heating system last longer.
There are several reasons a furnace may not be producing warm air. Try these troubleshooting tips that might help solve the problem:
- Make sure your thermostat is set to the right temperature and on the “HEAT” setting.
- See if your furnace air filter is clean. These should be replaced every 3 months. A clogged filter will prevent airflow.
- Is the fresh air intake clear? This will be on the outside of your home. Make sure there is no debris, ice, or snow blocking the intake area.
- If you have an older furnace, check the pilot light. Make sure it is in the ON position and lit.
Your furnace is a complicated appliance that requires expert knowledge to repair. If problems persist after checking the items above, call us to diagnose the problem. You can call Cencal Mechanical 7 days a week.
High-efficiency furnaces save energy by operating with less heat waste than conventional furnaces. New heating technology and components make this possible. Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) is a measurement of how much heat a furnace can create from the fuel being consumed.
High-efficiency furnaces have an AFUE of at least 90% and sometimes as high as 98.5%! Traditional furnaces can have an AFUE rating as low as 80%. Because of this difference in fuel-burning efficiency, a new high-efficiency furnace can save you over 12% on your energy bill!
The price of a new heating system will vary depending on your heating requirements. The following factors influence installation price:
- The heating capacity of your equipment (size).
- The make and model of your heating system.
- Whether new ductwork needs to be installed.
- The features and ratings of your equipment.
When calculating the costs of a heating system replacement, consider the monthly energy costs savings. Our experts will also keep you informed of any rebate programs available in your region.
The lifetime of any HVAC equipment is influenced by maintenance habits and the demands on the system. New home heating systems can last up to 15 years or more with annual tune-ups and proper care.
Cencal Mechanical offers a 10-Year Parts & Labor Guarantee on all heating systems we install. Whether you choose to upgrade your furnace or switch to a heat pump, enjoy peace of mind that your equipment is covered.
No two installations are exactly the same. Several factors impact the timeline of a heating system installation. These include:
- The type of equipment being installed.
- The quality of existing ductwork in your home and whether or not we are adding ductwork (for central HVAC systems).
- The space we are working in to install your central heating. Cramped spaces can increase installation time.
- Ease of access to the installation areas.
Cencal experts do their absolute best to give you an accurate quote on expected installation timelines. That said, many heating system installs can be completed within one day. But we’ll always communicate expectations before your purchase.
The decision to replace or repair heating equipment is always one that should be made with the advice of our experts at Cencal Mechanical. We’ll evaluate the age and health of your system and give you a realistic forecast for future repairs.
Every home’s heating is unique. But generally, a furnace or other heating system over 10 years old should be considered for replacement. As HVAC systems age and repair frequency increases, there comes a time when a new heating system will save you money in the long run.
You want your home to be prepared for the colder months, so schedule a furnace or heat pump tune-up before the winter starts. When a technician inspects your heating system, they ensure everything is working properly and ready for the cold seasons.
A service professional can suggest any repairs or upgrades to avoid heating emergencies when the cold is brisk. So think about scheduling your Heating Tune-Up in the summer or early fall.
If your heating system is producing warm air but you can’t seem to get the desired temperature, it could mean your thermostat is faulty. Try adjusting the temperature up and see if your system reacts. The temperature sensor could be malfunctioning, in which case you’ll want to call an HVAC service tech.
Upgrading to a smart thermostat is one way to improve the efficiency of your heating system.