Furnace Replacement You Can Count On
Like every other mechanical system in your home or business, your furnace will eventually fail. Or it has become so costly to operate or you’re spending so much on furnace repairs that it’s become a money pit. If this scenario sounds familiar, it’s time to consider furnace replacement. You might also consider getting a new furnace if yours is older and inefficient. There are some great rebates and tax credits available right now.
Furnace Replacement Considerations
Once you’ve made the decision to move forward with furnace replacement, there are several top considerations. They include:
The size of your home or business will dictate the proper sizing of your new furnace. We don’t mean physical sizing, but rather the heating capacity. A basic rule of thumb is that you need 30 BTUs (British Thermal Units) for every square foot of your house. So, a 1,000 sq. ft. house would need a 30,000 BTU furnace, and a 2,000 sq. ft. house would need a 60,000 BTU furnace, and so on.
You don’t want a system that is bigger than you need, because you will waste energy. And a smaller unit won’t heat your home properly. We can help you determine proper sizing for your needs.
Today’s HVAC units are more energy-efficient than ever. In general, we would recommend purchasing the most energy-efficient units that you can. While the upfront cost will be higher, you will recoup that money in the form of lower energy bills.
For a gas furnace, a unit’s AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) is the measurement used for efficiency. The AFUE measures how efficiently a furnace converts energy from the fuel it uses into the warm air that heats your home or business. The higher the AFUE, the more efficient the furnace is. Certain units are eligible for tax credits if they meet specific energy efficiency requirements.
Replacing the AC Unit at the Same Time
If you want your new furnace to run at peak performance, we, and the manufacturers, recommend that you replace your air conditioning unit at the same time, and get a matched HVAC system. The heating and cooling units share an air handler. Replacing both units at the same time will save you a lot of money in the long run due to lower energy costs.
Mixing and matching a new unit with an old unit can decrease the efficiency of both units and may void a manufacturer’s warranty.
Why Hire Us?
Since 2009, the team at SM Mechanical LLC has been providing expert and competitively priced furnace replacement services to homeowners and businesses throughout the Baltimore area. If you’re considering furnace replacement, be sure to check our Promotions page for special offers.
We’re family-owned and operated and treat all of our customers with the utmost respect. We strive to educate you about your HVAC system so you can make good decisions. Our goal is to be the only HVAC and Plumbing company you ever call.
Call Now for a FREE Furnace Replacement Quote
SM Mechanical LLC is the name you can trust for exceptional and affordable furnace replacement in the Baltimore area, including Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. Contact us today by calling (443) 559-5314 or filling out the form for a free estimate.