New Furnace Installation

If your old furnace just isn’t cutting it anymore and you’re spending too much on repairs, having a new furnace installed will save you a lot of money in the long-term. Call Around The Town Heating & Cooling if you are thinking about replacing your existing furnace or choosing which one to install. We will evaluate your home and come up with the most cost effective solution to get your house heated back up.

Types of Furnaces

A furnace is a self-contained appliance designed to supply heated air through ducts to spaces remote from the appliance location. Essentially, a furnace is a heating system that can be powered by fuel combustion, by electricity such as the electric arc furnace, or through induction heating in induction furnaces.

There are many different types of furnaces to consider when looking to buy a replacement unit for your home. Different houses have different needs depending on the size of it and when it was built. Here are some of the different options out there to look at when looking for a new furnace to be installed.

Gas Furnaces

One of the most common and widely used types of furnace is a gas furnace. Usually, the unit’s themselves will cost about $1,200.00 on average. Since you are using natural gas, you do not need to store any fuel, nor do they use electricity. You can actually end up saving more money by buying a gas furnace for this reason. These types of furnaces will usually last you anywhere between 10-20 years.

Some things to consider when purchasing a gas furnace is that they will require ongoing monitoring to prevent carbon monoxide emissions out of your home. Also, if you don’t have any existing gas lines in your house, it may be troublesome to install a gas furnace.

Electric Furnaces

Used most commonly in the southwestern states, electric furnaces are a good choice if you want a furnace that will last you a long time. In fact, electric furnaces can last double the length of a gas furnace. The furnaces themselves cost around $700.00, so they are some of the cheapest to just buy and install. Also, you will not have to worry about any carbon monoxide emissions at all.

There are however some disadvantages to electric furnaces and that is the fact that electricity does cost more than natural gas. You will end up spending more in the long run due to increased electrical usage on your electric bill. It also takes longer to heat up a home with an electric system due to the fact that they do not transfer heat as well as a gas furnace.

Oil Furnaces

Out of the three main types of furnaces, oil furnaces have been around the longest. The price of a brand new unit averages around $1,900.00, much more expensive than your other options. Since they use oil as their source of heat, they also cost more than electric furnaces to keep running due to oil prices going up and up every year. You will also have to keep a steady supply of fuel handy and perform yearly maintenance on these units

Some of the advantages to oil furnaces are that they are more environmentally friendly compared to other options. You also don’t have to worry about any explosions since heating oil is not explosive.

What to Consider When Buying A New Furnace

There are a few things to think about when looking to purchase a new furnace for your home. If you buy a furnace that is too big for the size of your house, you can actually damage the unit because of the unit constantly turning on and off. On the contrary, a smaller unit may never heat your house enough. You want to take into consideration when picking out your furnace the amount windows in your house, the amount of insulation in your walls, how big your home is, how many floors you have, and the sizes of each room. Don’t worry, if this seems like a daunting task to find the right furnace, Around The Town Heating & Cooling will help you choose the right furnace for your home’s needs.

Call Around The Town Heating & Cooling today to schedule an appointment to swap out your old heating system with a brand new one before winter hits! Our trained professional technicians will make sure that you won’t be left freezing when the temperatures fall in the Chicago area.


 

 



A furnace is a self-contained appliance designed to supply heated air through ducts to spaces remote from the appliance location. Essentially, a furnace is a heating system that can be powered by fuel combustion, by electricity such as the electric arc furnace, or through induction heating in induction furnaces.