Gravity Furnace Replacement – Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
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The Minneapolis St. Paul metro area is full of fascinating older homes, and many home buyers seek these homes out for their charm, architecture and other features. In many homes built before 1950, though, heating is provided by a gravity or octopus furnace. These space-eating, inefficient heaters are a real drawback for older houses. Incompatible with central air conditioning, their ductwork systems take up a large amount of space and the systems are very inefficient, usually using less than 50% of the fuel they consume to heat the home. Worst of all, the bulky, ugly insulation materials contain asbestos, posing a health threat.
Residential Heating and Air Conditioning did a fantastic job from start to finish! The removal of my 100-year old asbestos gravity furnace was something I kept putting off, but they talked me through the process before they began and answered all my questions. They came in and finished the job efficiently and thoroughly, at the exact price they quoted me. My new furnace is much more energy efficient and it takes up about 1/4 of the area my old furnace did. With the asbestos risk gone, I feel much more comfortable in my home. They are a great local company that does a great job for a great price. – Joy E., Minneapolis, MN
The slide show above shows the steps required for the removal and installation job. Replacing an old gravity heater with a modern, high-efficiency furnace and adding modern central air conditioning is almost essential in these homes. It’s a challenging job, and many Minnesota HVAC contractors don’t want anything to do with such a complicated project. Our company welcomes such conversion and upgrade jobs, and has replaced 1,000+ of gravity furnaces for Twin Cities homeowners. We take pride in our ability to provide older homes with efficient, safe, reliable heating and air conditioning systems, giving owners year-round comfort, along with more space.
Six Steps to Replace an Octopus Furnace with Central Heating and Air Conditioning
A typical gravity furnace replacement takes about a week, but you only lose heat for a few hours. Since homes lose only about 1 degree per hour in the coldest weather, you won’t have to worry. Each stage of the replacement is carefully planned to make the job go smoothly and without problems.
Getting the Required Permits
After you hired us for the job, we obtain all necessary permits from your city or county government and schedule all needed inspections.
Removing Hazardous Asbestos
A licensed asbestos abatement contractor will remove all asbestos following environmentally safe procedures. Areas being worked on will be sealed and testing after the process will make certain all harmful asbestos is gone.
Removal of the Gravity Heater
Everything connected with your octopus heater will be dismantled and removed, including the space-wasting old ductwork. Your basement will have plenty of extra space.
We install all new air ducts for your new heating and air conditioning system, routing it carefully and neatly. Most of the fabrication of the new ductwork will be done in advance. In most cases, the new ductwork will connect to your existing registers, minimizing changes in your living spaces. Where needed, we’ll add new floor registers.
We’ll install your new high-efficiency Carrier furnace quickly. Typically, you’ll only be without heat for a few hours. Careful planning makes the job go smoothly and without problems. If you’ve chosen to add central air conditioning, that installation takes place at the same time.
Once all installation is complete, our installers will completely remove all debris and clean up the work area so not a speck of the mess created is left.
If you have a gravity or octopus heater in your basement, now is a good time to have it removed safely and upgrade to a better system. Like most Minneapolis St. Paul homeowners who we have helped, you’d like to find out how this job is done, what the cost is, how long it takes and whether you can maintain your home heating during the process. We will happy to arrange an in-home evaluation and provide you a free estimate of how much it costs to replace your octopus furnace with a new forced-air system. We will also inform you about current discounts and rebates that may help you lower the total cost.
Thousands of Twin Cities metro area homes date back to an earlier time, and have old, inefficient gravity furnaces supplying their heat. Inefficiency isn’t the only problem, though. Asbestos insulation used back then poses a serious health risk for families living in those homes. It takes licensed and highly skilled abatement technicians to remove all the hazardous materials. Our Minneapolis locally owned and operated company specializes in these complicated abatement, removal and replacement installation jobs.
Affordable Gravity Furnace Replacement for Minnesota Homes
As one of the few HVAC contractors in Minneapolis St. Paul that specializes gravity furnace removal and replacement, we’ve replaced over 1,000 of these inefficient heating systems in our two decades of serving the Twin Cities area. Our experience, planning, and expertise in this complex job mean that your life will be disrupted as little as possible during the upgrade. You’ll begin enjoying the comfort of your new HVAC system before you know it. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation evaluation and cost estimate. Let us show you how we can turn the job into a money-saving opportunity for you.