Nobody wants to make their morning coffee in a parka or watch TV in a snowsuit because their home is too cold to live comfortably. You rely on your heating system to keep you safe and warm during the cooler months. Our team of HVAC experts in Winchester, KY can help with any of your heating needs, from purchasing a new furnace installation to repair and maintenance service to keep your heating system running efficiently.
Furnaces available today are more efficient and sophisticated than ever before. With the complex engineering that goes into each model, furnaces now have a longer lifespan than older models. In older furnaces, the heat exchanger was good for about 15 years with regular care and maintenance. Today, a furnace should last 20 years or longer if it is taken care of. New furnaces are designed to work smarter, not harder. This allows them to work longer with less wear and tear than older models.
When shopping for a new furnace installation in Winchester, KY the options are limitless. The overwhelming possibilities can make your head spin, but the ABCs of furnace installation can help you choose the best one for your home.
A – A Fuel Source
Most furnaces are powered by either gas or electricity. It’s important to consider the cost of the unit, as well as the cost and efficiency of your energy source so you can make the best decision for your home.
B – BTU Size
Most homeowners assume they’ll replace their furnace with one of similar size, but this isn’t always the case. Recalculate your home’s heating load in connection with updated furnace efficiency to determine the best size. Sizing is measured in BTUs. A single gas furnace typically starts around 40,000 BTUs and gets as high as 135,000 BTUs. Once a home exceeds around 5,000 square feet, you may be better off with two systems rather than having the largest system.
C – Competence Ratings
Furnaces are rated by efficiency using the AFUE scale. The higher the rating the more efficient (and generally more expensive). Standard efficiency systems are rated at 80 percent with some reaching up to 98 percent. You want the highest rating you can get while still staying within your budget.
How Much Will Installation Cost?
At Thornberry Bros, we come ready to install any make or model of furnace. Typically, a two-person team will work together to complete the furnace installation in less than a day. There are three things that may impact your new furnace installation cost:
- The Brand: This is entirely up to you and your budget. Because we work with a variety of makes and models, we can make a recommendation for which furnace might work best for you. The brand of unit you choose can significantly impact the cost.
- Upgraded Features: The increased technology and engineering in the furnace industry gives you nearly unlimited extra features, all of which can add to the cost of the furnace installation. Some of these features may be worth it, but many are not. Our experts can walk you through what features are worth paying for.
- Location of Furnace: Because labor is priced at an hourly rate, your costs may be slightly higher if your furnace is in a difficult spot to reach in your home.
- HVAC Contractor Cost: We understand that choosing an HVAC contractor is an important part of getting the best price for a new furnace installation. This is why we offer honest and upfront pricing, reliable quotes, and unmatched service.
Throughout the furnace installation, our specialists will walk you through the complete installation process to ensure that you are comfortable with the product and the process. Thornberry Bros Inc professionals are NATE-certified, fully licensed and insured for peace of mind and a promise for professionalism and expertise.
When it comes to the actual furnace installation, we take care of the haul away, complete installation and testing to ensure you and your family are taken care of no matter the weather in Winchester, KY. Give us a call today to talk about your new furnace needs!
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