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Factors Influencing Furnace Replacement Costs, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the primary factors that will play a role in the price of a new furnace. Furnaces wear down for several reasons, from wear-and-tear to specific damage, and those requiring replacements will want to have an idea of how their costs will break down.

This is just one of many areas we cover when you visit the team with At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air. Our furnace installation and replacement services include assisting you from start to finish with this process, including advising you on the best choices for your home and the costs associated with them. In today’s part two, we’ll go over a few more specific factors that will help dictate the final price of your new furnace, including a couple you may not have considered in the past.

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Furnace Efficiency

One big factor that must be considered here is the efficiency of the furnace, which describes the percentage of energy being used for the furnace that’s actually directly converted into heating power (compared to waste). Furnace efficiency is expressed using the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating, or AFUE, which tells you how much heat the furnace produces compared to the amount of energy required for this year – the higher the AFUE number, the more efficient the furnace.

As you surely expected, more efficient furnaces are generally a bit more expensive. However, be aware that this higher efficiency will lead to lower operating costs over the life of the equipment, and in many cases this trade-off is well worth it to your eventual bottom line.

Zoned System?

In some homes, a zoned system is in place. This is a setup where multiple thermostats are used rather than a single one, controlling different parts of the home separately from each other and allowing for different comfort ranges by room or area of the home.

Again, zoned systems tend to be on the more expensive side when it comes to the furnace itself – you need one that can stand up to the varying needs throughout the home. But again, the comfort increases and extension of equipment lifespan that often comes with these systems make them a worthwhile investment for many homeowners.

Rebates, Tax Breaks and Other Incentives

Finally, did you realize that many furnace installations will come with potential financial incentives? These may be immediate or eventual – there are rebates from manufacturers or installers that you’ll usually see quickly, or long-term tax breaks you can often get from the IRS for certain efficient furnaces.

For more on the factors that will go into determining the price of your new furnace, or to learn about any of our heating repair or numerous other services, speak to the staff with At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air today.

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At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air provides excellent heating, air conditioning, plumbing, indoor air quality, water treatment and water heater services throughout the greater Salt Lake City, UT area, including the installation of new systems and components, and the replacement of the old, as well as ongoing repair and maintenance. Established in 1980, we have served the home comfort needs of our local community for over 30 years. Whether you need your stop and waste valve replaced or a new "green," energy–efficient HVAC system installed, we can make sure that the job is completed properly. Our HVAC contractors are NATE–certified and we employ Master and Journeyman plumbers. We are confident in our ability to satisfy any issue that may arise in your home, 24 hours a day. Give one of our friendly staff members a call today to learn more about what we can do for your home.

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During this very unusual time, we have put a plan in place to do our part to help keep our community safe. First and foremost, we are going to stay CALM, PATIENT, KIND, and POSITIVE!

There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

Because we have a direct impact on the indoor environment, here are practical steps we are going to take to keep people safe:

  • Wash our hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water
  • Cover our nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing
  • Wash our uniforms every day including cleaning our belts
  • Stay home if we are feeling sick
  • Offer a warm smile and friendly greeting instead of a handshake
  • Wear shoe covers and latex gloves in homes and businesses
  • Wipe down surfaces and equipment touched in a client’s home with disinfectant wipes
  • Wipe down door handles, steering wheels, gear shift lever every day
  • Wipe down pens, clipboards, tablets, cell phones, and anything else passes between techs and clients.
  • We have masks on each truck and will wear them at client’s discretion (Currently the CDC does not recommend that people wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19)
  • We are complying with all recommendations and guidelines from state agencies and will be proactive in our efforts to see that our team members and clients are protected.

As the situation unfolds, we will take each day one at a time and ensure we are being smart, supportive, and helping all those we can in our community.

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