Now that winter is here, you might be considering your heater a little bit more. This is the time of year where it’s important to be realistic with yourself. If your furnace’s performance lacked power last year, then it’s likely that it will be the same way this year. If you spent a lot of money on your energy bills or on repair work, it’s likely that those problems could resurface this season. This is when you might want to consider new furnace installation in Bloomington, MN.
One thing that we realize holds homeowners back from getting a new furnace is the time it takes to get one. If you’re wondering how long a technician is going to need to be in your home, we want you to know that it won’t take long. Furnace installation typically takes about 4-8 hours depending on how complex the job is. Our professionals always strive to make it easy.
Factors That Affect Your Installation
If you’re like us, you like to be prepared. This means that you’re probably wondering what factors are going to affect your upcoming installation. Here are some things that our professionals take into consideration when conducting a new system installation.
The Size of Your Home
The size of your home is the first thing that we think of when it comes to your furnace installation. A large, two-story home is a whole different beast than a small, one-story home. Have our professionals take these things into consideration.
Insulation is what’s going to keep your warm air inside. If you want great heating, make sure that your home is properly sealed. We can point out any weak spots to get your home in the best possible shape.
The Efficiency of Your System
This is where your AFUE rating comes into play. Your AFUE is your Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency which tells you how efficient your heater is. High efficiency models help you save money in the long run.
The Age of your Home
It’s likely that an older home isn’t going to be as efficient as a newer home. This is going to affect how your heater runs and it’s something that we consider during your installation.
The Perils of an Improperly Sized Furnace
Part of your installation is going to include a load calculation. When you come to a team of professionals like ours, we’re going to help you figure out the size of the furnace you need. Improper sizing is a huge issue. If the furnace is too big, it could cause short cycling and leaks in your ductwork from too much power. If your furnace is too small, then the power fan isn’t as powerful as you need it to be and it’s going to cause hot and cold spots throughout your home. In either direction, you’re going to suffer from high energy bills, an increased need for repair, and a potentially shortened furnace lifespan.