Furnace Installation & Replacement in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Blue Ox Heating & Air provides premier furnace installation and replacement for residential customers throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Whether you are considering replacing your old furnace or need a new one installed, we will work with you to come up with a solution which meets your needs. Our certified heating technicians will assess your current situation to find a solution that fits your budget and requirements. Find out more about the options for replacement and installation options for furnaces with Blue Ox Heating & Air.
The Best Type of Furnace for Your Home
Not all furnaces are the same. You’ll want to think about the type of energy you want to use for your furnace as you determine the furnace installation you need. Your options include the following:
- Natural Gas – Also referred to as a forced-air furnace, a furnace which runs on natural gas works by taking the cool air in the rooms of your home and passing it through a heat exchanger once the burner has been ignited in the furnace. Warm air is pushed back out through the same duct system with vents exhausting outside the house.
- Electric – Heated coils warm the air that comes into the system, then distributes it into the ducts to warm the house. They are often sued with central air conditioners and heat pumps.
- Oil – An oil furnace works similar to a natural gas furnace, but uses oil instead of gas to burn, which is pushed into the air into the rooms through the duct system.
When to Replace Your Furnace
A furnace purchase is a major investment in your home. Because of the cost associated with replacement, homeowners often prefer to make repairs for as long as possible. However, you should know the signs that indicate it may be time to buy that new furnace.
Age – While furnaces can last for many years, those older than 12-15 years may not work as efficiently and are more likely to experience a major problem which can be costly.
Continual Repairs – As the furnace gets older, the parts wear out and you may make more frequent repairs. Instead of continually putting more money into the old system, it may make better financial sense to pay for a replacement.
Higher Utility Bills – As the system gets older and runs less efficiently, you may notice higher utility bills as it struggles to work harder just to provide the same level of heat in the home.
Adjusting the Thermostat – Another indication that the furnace isn’t distributing the warm air correctly is when you must constantly adjust the thermostat to get the room comfortable.
Noise – Older furnaces often make louder and more consistent noises, including rattling, banging or popping, which are often signs of an issue.
The Cost of Furnace Installation
Furnace installation comes in a range of prices, depending on the system you choose and the supplies and materials as well as the labor involved for the installation. Get a free estimate from Blue Ox Heating & Air for a new furnace in your home today.