Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Installation’

Furnace Installation: Facts to Consider

Monday, December 25th, 2017

dog-under-blanketIf you are thinking about installing a furnace in Loveland, CO, then you are already on a path toward great comfort! Furnaces have the potential to heat homes efficiently and reliably. However, this potential can only be fulfilled when that system is carefully chosen, designed for, and installed in your home. If you are serious about getting the best performance that your furnace has to offer, then it is important to take a few facts into consideration.

Our team wants you to get the most from your furnace, which is why we’re happy to use today’s post in order to help you focus on these facts. We are also happy to answer any questions you may have, so be sure to call our number and ask away. It gets far too cold for too long in this part of the country to take any chances with the overall performance of your new home heating system. 

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Thinking About a Furnace Replacement?

Monday, February 1st, 2016

We’ve still got a good stretch of very cold weather ahead of us, but many homeowners throughout the area are already turning their thoughts toward the spring season. Something that you may want to think about is replacing your furnace at the close of this heating system. Modern furnaces have quite long lifespans, but no heating system is going to last forever. Read the following blog post, give the condition and performance quality of your furnace some serious consideration, and remember that it is better to replace a furnace by choice, rather than out of necessity born of a complete breakdown during the coldest time of the year.

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Why Sizing Matters When Installing a Furnace

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

“Sizing” refers to determining how large and powerful a heating system should go into a particular space. To properly size a heater such as a furnace requires knowing the “heat load” of the space to be heated, i.e. that amount of heat required to provide the desired level of comfort. Before installing a furnace in your home in Bellvue, CO, you’ll need to have your furnace sized before you have it put in.

Sizing makes a huge difference in whether a furnace will work well or not. Although it may sound easier simply to pick the largest model possible, sizing requires finding a balance. As we’ll explain, going either too small or too large will cause serious trouble with your home’s heating. For the professional assistance you’ll need to size your furnace, contact Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning. Our NATE-certified technicians can do the job right.

Problem #1: The Furnace is Too Small

Most homeowners understand why ending up with an undersized furnace will result in poor heating. If the furnace cannot supply the level of heat needed for a space, it will result in cold spots throughout the house and rooms with insufficient warmth. The furnace will also need to run almost constantly as it tries to reach the setting on the thermostat, so an undersized furnace won’t save you money either.

Problem #2: The Furnace is Too Large

“Come on, how can I have too much heat?” It’s a common error to think that going too large is superior to going too small. However, what happens when a furnace is too large is that it “short cycles”: turns off before completing its full heating cycle because it raises the temperature too fast. Short cycling means extra stress on the furnace, shortening its lifespan and incurring repairs, and it drains extra power because a furnace uses the most energy during start-up.

Prevention: Professional Furnace Installation

There’s an easy way to avoid both problems: have professional installers size your furnace. Using a procedure called a heat load calculation, HVAC technicians will determine the heat load of your home and match it to the right furnace. After this, you can relax and let them take care of performing the installation fast and effectively.

Let Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning be your dependable heating system service in Bellvue, CO. Northern Colorado residents have trusted to us for great heating service since 1934. Give us a call today!

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How to Find a New Furnace

Friday, December 6th, 2013

The cold winter weather is approaching Colorado: it’s time to have your new furnace installed so you can have a pleasant season instead of an uncomfortable one. Although furnaces have existed for centuries, the current models offer technological advances that make them durable, effective, and efficient. But how do you go about finding a new furnace?

Shopping in the crowded HVAC marketplace can bewilder many homeowners, and installing a new furnace is an especially important decision: most likely you will have your furnace working for you longer than any car you buy. We can help you through the process of finding the furnace that will give you the comfort you need this winter.

Look to Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning for excellent furnace installation in Windsor, CO.

First, hire professionals

The best place to start looking for a new furnace is with a professional installation company. An experienced HVAC company will offer a variety of furnaces brands, models, and types that will match any home. When you have professionals involved from the start, you will find the process much easier because you’ll have an expert opinion whenever you need it.

Next, consider your energy source

Furnaces can run from a variety of fuels. Currently, natural gas and electricity are the most common, but some can run from oil or propane. Think of the fuel supply available in your house and if it’s the best option to power your new furnace. If you already have a natural gas line to your home, then a gas furnace will probably be your best bet. Electric furnaces will work almost everywhere, and are usually an option.

Now, have your furnace properly sized

Furnaces don’t come in a “one size fits all” model: they must match your home’s heating requirements. Simply picking the largest furnace you can afford will end up costing you much more than its selling price: it will perform inefficiently, drain power, and run down faster. Since you already have professionals assisting you, let them determine your home’s heating needs through a heat load calculation. They can help you find the ideal-sized furnace.

Finally, sit back and let the installers do the work

You’ve found the perfect furnace. Relax now, because the installers will take care of the hard work. In no time at all, they’ll have your new heater hooked up to its fuel source and linked to the home’s ductwork. The professionals will make sure everything is working effectively and safely before they leave you to your new comfort.

Get started on finding a new furnace: contact Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning, where offering heating service for Windsor homes has been our priority since 1934.

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