As the full-on Utah winter begins to get into swing, some homeowners around Salt Lake City and other areas might be discovering that their furnace isn’t in the optimal shape to carry them through this season. In cases where this is due to aging or significant wear-and-tear that can’t simply be repaired, furnace replacement is the prudent move.
When you visit At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air, we’re here to help with all furnace replacement and installation services as needed. Perhaps the single most common question we get from clients in this situation, naturally, is regarding the cost of the new furnace and installation when the time comes – we can’t necessarily give a cover-all answer right here, as this will depend on several factors. This two-part blog will go over a number of these factors and what you need to be thinking about when it comes to the pricing of your new furnace and its installation.
The simplest and likely most obvious factor here is the type and brand of furnace you’ll be purchasing. There are a wide range of such options available on the market today, with at least a half-dozen major brands available and likely even more in most cases.
You’re looking at several things when it comes to the make and model of the furnace you choose. For one, you want to know the basic capacity and heating type – there are gas, electric and even oil models available. For another, you’ll want to look into the sorts of features that are present, including any that are considered rare or more valuable and might up the price. Will these be worth it to you in the long run? Our pros will answer any questions you have to help you evaluate this area.
Room and Equipment Size
Another vital factor in furnace selection is the size of not only the unit itself, but also the room it will be placed in and, most importantly, the square footage of the home it will be heating. This is an area where our team of HVAC professionals will be highly valuable – we’ll explain to you how to convert square footage into the sort of furnace size and capacity you require, plus work with you to ensure the room you plan to place the furnace in is properly suited to house it.
Other Component Installations
In certain cases, your home might require new ductwork, vents or returns, or other components that have not been previously installed or require replacement. These will naturally up your price – how much will depend on exactly what needs to be installed and the precise services you’re receiving here.