When the weather turns cold your family depends on your home heating system. This winter the average household heated with natural gas — nearly half of U.S. homes — can expect to see its bill rise by $116, or 22 percent, over last year*. That is why it is necessary to properly maintain your existing system by having it tuned-up and inspected each year, and when you are ready to purchase a new furnace it is critical to consider your options and select the most efficient furnace that you can afford.
HOME FURNACE SERVICE AND REPAIR
Need a furnace repaired? We offer fast and affordable repair options from expert, honest technicians. Orbit will diagnose and fix all major brands of furnaces and heating equipment.
No surprises, no hidden fees, no false claims that you need to repair parts that aren't even broken. We will take the time to visit your home, listen to your needs and discuss your options with you. Read our reviews — our customers have great things to say about our reliability and work ethic.
REPLACING AN EXISTING HOME FURNACE
It takes a heating specialist to evaluate your home's size, configuration, and age to determine the best and most cost-effective system to heat it.
Characteristics of your new furnace, such as efficiency, size, and type, all impact how much money you are going to spend to both install and operate the unit. Orbit has the experience to help our customers make this important decision. We install the top rated American Standard brand of high efficiency furnaces that provide the highest quality comfort and reliability. Read our blog post How Much Does A New Furnace Cost?
The installing contractor MATTERS AS MUCH AS THE BRAND. HIRE A GOOD ONE.
HVAC equipment does not just snap together, plugin and go. There are thousands of dollars of specialty tools and a years of training required to become an HVAC contractor. Heating and cooling contractors are specially trained to put them together and set them up, and each installation is different so the expertise matters. Your equipment will last longer and you’ll be less likely to need costly repairs when you hire a good installer. In fact, improper installation can reduce system efficiency by up to 30 percent - costing you more on your utility bills and possibly shortening the equipment's life.
So, why are American Standard, Carrier and Lennox perceived as better brands? The big reason is that they’re selective about who they let install their products. They don’t let the plumber or handyman doing heating and cooling on the side purchase or install their products. The ratings you see for have as much to do with the brand as the contractor who installed the equipment. The best equipment installed poorly will not work well, so pick the best equipment you can afford and hire a company to install with a history of good reviews.
- How Much Does It Cost to Install a New Furnace? (Angie's List)
- How Much Does it Cost to Install a Furnace? (Home Advisor)
- How Much Does a New Electric Furnace Cost to Install? (Home Advisor)
- 10 Things to Consider When Buying a Furnace (Angie's List)
- Gas Furnace Buying Guide (Consumer Reports)
- Will a Two-Stage Furnace Lower Your Energy Bills? (Angie's List)