frequently Asked Questions

There are many factors that determine the price of a furnace and air conditioning replacement. The size of your home is the first determining factor. Another factor in the price of an HVAC system is the condition of the ductwork and how much replacement will need to be done in order to install the new system. Another factor is the choice of furnace and air conditioner. So many choices today which include a basic furnace with single-stage and basic blower motor to a two-stage with a variable stage blower motor.

Replacing your HVAC system is crucially important to the working order of your home. As the years go by, systems are becoming more efficient to help the user save on their monthly bills. In addition to your current system being outdated, as time goes on your system becomes increasingly less efficient because of normal wear and tear. Whether or not you’re properly maintaining your systems as they get older, they have to work harder, which causes your monthly bills to increase.

The answer depends on a number of factors. How old is the unit? If it is more than 10 years old, and especially if it has a history of problems, it may be more cost effective to replace it. Has it been maintained? If the unit has been regularly cleaned and tuned up and the parts are in good condition, it’s much more likely that you can keep it going longer. What’s broken? If the problem is the compressor or leaky coils, it’s probably too expensive to repair it. On the other hand, if it’s an electrical problem, it may be a simple and inexpensive fix.
Variable speed refers to the blower motor inside the furnace. It’s an Electronically Commutated Motor {ECM} . ECM’s are DC motors and as a result, are able to achieve greater efficiency than most AC motors. Unlike conventional fan motors, a variable speed blower motor runs at different speeds to precisely control the flow of heated or cooled air throughout your home. Better airflow control means a better balance of temperature. Using advanced technology, it constantly monitors the data coming from your heating and cooling system and automatically makes adjustments necessary to meet your comfort needs. It varies the amount of circulated air , compensating for factors like dirty filters or blocked vents by increasing the fan speed. As an added bonus, a variable speed motor gradually ramps up to full speed. This eliminates the sudden noisy blast of air that’s associated with a standard furnace motor. Variable speed furnaces perform better and uses about two-thirds less electricity.

A two-stage furnace operates much more efficiently than a single-stage furnace. It provides the right amount of heat to efficiently satisfy your home and family’s needs. In addition, a two-stage furnace is much quieter since it doesn’t operate at 100% capacity every time it runs and creates less carbon dioxide emissions for the environment.
If you are in the market for a new furnace ,then without a doubt, the variable speed. Two-stage furnace would be your best choice!
The first stage operates the majority of the time and runs at about 65% of the furnaces full capacity. The temperature outside becomes extremely cold and the first stage is not sufficient enough to heat your home, the second stage kicks on to provide the additional heat requirements.
Two-stage furnaces also help to increase energy efficiency on moderate temperature days since they will, in most cases, remain on low stage.
Two-stage refers to the gas valve and burners of the furnace.

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