Ideal Services Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Replacement’

All About Buying a New Furnace

Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Since most furnaces have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years, you are probably buying a furnace after many years, or are investing in it for the very first time. In either case, you probably do not have enough knowledge to buy the right furnace.

There are so many factors to consider when buying a new furnace—size, type, ratings, efficiency, etc. A lot of forethought and careful planning is needed to make the right choice. Luckily for you, this guide includes some useful tips from the experts that you can help you narrow down your search, find the ideal furnace for your place, and perform furnace installation in Morrisville, NC.

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When to Consider a Furnace Replacement

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Modern furnaces have pretty good lifespans, but no furnace is going to last forever. At some point, you are going to find yourself in need of a furnace replacement in Holly Springs, NC. If you suspect that this time has come, then now is the time to dial our number. Our professional furnace technicians are happy to help you to decide if a furnace replacement is truly your best course of action. If so, we’ll make certain that your new furnace is a great fit for your home and your personal heating needs. Just give Ideal Services Heating & Cooling a call if you think you could benefit from a furnace replacement this season.

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Should I Repair or Replace My Older Furnace?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

It can sometimes seem like a point of pride to say that you have a furnace that still works and is more than 20 years old. However, you may be losing money that you aren’t aware of by hanging on to that furnace. Sometimes it can be tough to answer whether or not it’s time to replace your furnace, especially if it’s still working. So to help you, our Ideal Services Heating & Cooling technicians have put together some factors to consider if you think it may be time to replace your heating system in Cary, NC.

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Can I Replace My Furnace with a Heat Pump?

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Did your old furnace run less efficiently than you’d like? Did it struggle on a daily basis and seem to need frequent repairs? For many homeowners in this type of situation, it seems as though replacing the furnace with a different type of heating unit would be ideal. And one type of unit that gets quite a bit of praise in the HVAC industry for performance and efficiency is the heat pump.

A heat pump is a forced-air heating and air conditioning system that may be used to replace any type of forced-air unit, like a furnace. However, it’s important to note that a heat pump may not always be the best replacement option, and often it is supplemented by a furnace. You should always work with a contractor, like the experts at Ideal Services Heating & Cooling, to help you decide on the optimal system for furnace replacement in Holly Springs.

A heat pump is considered efficient because it does not generate heat like a furnace does. Rather, it uses a heat transfer medium known as refrigerant to move heat from one area to another. In the summertime, refrigerant absorbs heat from inside of your home and releases it outdoors. In the cooler months, a heat pump must absorb heat from the outdoors and bring it into the house. This is surprisingly effective in very low temperatures, but once it drops below freezing, you may need a supplementary heating system—namely, a furnace.

Today’s furnaces are actually far more efficient than they once were and, if properly maintained and installed, should have very few repair issues over the years. That’s because updates in technology and improvements in government efficiency standards every year call for manufacturers to deliver top-of-the-line products only.

In many cases, replacing your older furnace with a new, more efficient furnace is simply your best option. For example, it doesn’t make sense to add a heat pump when your air conditioner is not in need of replacement, because a heat pump replaces an air conditioner as well. But sometimes, a technician will advise a heat pump, possibly in conjunction with a furnace.

Ask a technician whether a new furnace or a heat pump is best for your furnace replacement in Holly Springs. Call Ideal Services Heating & Cooling today.

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Preparing Your Home for a New Furnace

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Chances are good that you’ve had your current furnace for many years, and so when it comes time to replace it with a new unit, it may be the first time you’ve ever needed to deal with a new installation. (Yes, furnaces are durable and will last a long time with proper maintenance!) So the prospect might seem a bit intimidating, and you won’t feel certain about what to do. We’ll offer you some help in this post to make your new furnace replacement in Morrisville, NC go as smoothly as possible.

If you have any further questions about furnace installation, or if you want to schedule your new installation now, call up the knowledgeable technicians at Ideal Services Heating & Cooling. We’ve done many furnace installations in our more than 20 years of service.

Some Ways to Prepare for Your Furnace Installation

First, make sure you have professional and qualified installers to handle the main job—and have them onboard before you select the new furnace. Furnace installation is difficult and arduous work that must be performed with precision and care, so don’t trust this task to amateurs (and certainly don’t attempt it yourself). The installers will help pick and size a unit that will do the best job possible for your home.

For the actual installation, you should set aside a full day for the job. Most likely it will take less time than that, but different factors—such as how it takes to remove your current furnace—will affect how long the process takes.

Clear out the workspace around the furnace before the installers arrive. Since furnaces are usually located in the basement, you may have to clean stored items out of the general areas so the installers have room to work (and can consequently do a faster and better job). You should also clear out the area that leads to the furnace. Professional installers will do their best to avoid damaging your home and belongings, but keep in mind that heavy pieces of equipment will move through this area, and you want to make sure that the region is safe and nothing valuable might receive damage from accidents.

You won’t need to worry about protecting the carpets and floors, however: if you have hired professionals, they will use drop cloths to protect the regions where they work

This is the extent of what you need to do. Otherwise, relax and let the experts take it from here.

At Ideal Services Heating & Cooling, we take pride in our home heating installation services. It’s one of the reasons we’ve been in business so long. For a furnace replacement and other needed heating service in Morrisville, NC, put your trust in us.

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