Gravity Furnace Replacement – Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
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.
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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, MNThe 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 ConditioningA 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 PermitsAfter you hired us for the job, we obtain all necessary permits from your city or county government and schedule all needed inspections.
Removing Hazardous AsbestosA 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 HeaterEverything connected with your octopus heater will be dismantled and removed, including the space-wasting old ductwork. Your basement will have plenty of extra space.
New InstallationWe'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.
Finish WorkOnce 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.