Is it Time for a New Furnace Installation?
Southern California is perceived to be warm and sunny all year long. While we’re fortunate to enjoy minimal precipitation and nice temperatures, the weather can dip into the 30s or 40s on a cold winter day. On those chilly days, we notice that most homeowners look to their heater to keep their home a cozy 70 degrees. A reliable heater makes all the difference in your comfort over the winter. That’s why we here at Canoga Park Heating and Air Conditioning provide high-quality furnace installation services.
How’s Your Furnace Doing?
Some L.A. homes operate heat pumps or ductless systems. But, since gas is often cheaper than electricity, many Los Angeles homes use furnaces. If your home runs on a furnace,
Consider these questions when deciding if it’s time for a new furnace installation:
- Does your current furnace work the way it should?
Ultimately, your furnace should make you comfortable in a reliable way. If your furnace emits odors, makes loud noises, heats your home unevenly, or requires extra effort to operate, we can help. Repairs may solve your problem. But, you may need to replace your system. Our qualified technicians can discern between the two.
- How old is your furnace?
If your furnace is under 10 years old, it’s very likely better to repair it. A well-maintained and newly repaired furnace of this age should live 8-10 more years and by then, newer technologies will have emerged.If your furnace is 11-20 years old, it could be a candidate for replacement.
- When did you last have your furnace professionally serviced?
If your furnace hasn’t been given consistent attention and maintenance, start there first. One of our technicians will come out to your home, assess the health of the machine, and make further recommendations. Many minor issues are fixable and once you get on a consistent maintenance plan, it’s easier to avoid big repair costs.
If you have your furnace serviced yearly and you’re still in need of repairs, it might be time to consider how repair costs are adding up. Repairs can cost 50% of the cost of a new system or more. At some point, a new furnace installation will pay for itself in reduced repairs and headaches alone.
- Are your heating bills increasing in an unusual way?
The efficiency of a furnace is measured by its AFUE percentage. AFUE stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. Older systems could have energy efficiency (AFUE) ratings as low as 78%. A rating of 80-85% is a standard for the industry and some systems today are as high as 97%. If your system has a low AFUErating, it may be worth replacing. Your new system could start saving you money immediately after installation.
These considerations will help you determine whether it’s time to replace your system. If you’re ready to replace your furnace, we can help!
Furnace Installation is Simpler with Canoga Park
As with any new appliance, buying a furnace is a major investment. You want to choose a furnace that will endure many winters to come while providing the warmth and comfort you need in a safe and energy efficient way. You also want your furnace installed quickly, safely, and effectively so there are no surprises. How can you have all this while staying in budget and completing the project before your toes have frozen? Our team makes it easy!
Call Canoga Park Heating & Air Conditioning or use our online form to reach our Canoga Park AC repair technicians and request service today.
Selecting a Furnace
The first step is to select a furnace that will suit the size and demand of your home, make efficient use of the energy you pay for, and last for years.
We’re a Factory Authorized Dealer of Carrier products. Carrier is the premier provider of HVAC equipment and systems and we’re proud to pass that quality onto you. We often recommend Performance Series gas furnaces for Los Angeles homeowners. We’ll help you choose an Energy Star rated product that won’t break the bank or bully the planet – PLUS some of our favorite models offer humidity management and other air quality features to enhance the comfort of your home.
You don’t have to be an expert in all this stuff, though. That’s what we’re here for. Let us help you choose the system that will serve your home and your wallet.
Financing & Buying Options
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Clean, Quick Furnace Installation
We’re passionate about making things easy for the LA families we serve. We realize you’re busy and that you need your home back to normal as soon as possible, Installations take 1-2 days and we leave our workspace just the way you had it.
Safe & Easy Operation
The MOST important thing about your new furnace installation is that when it’s done, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of your purchase. Our certified, trained technicians will test everything to make sure your furnace is safe to operate and that it works just the way you need it to, right from the start.