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Expert installation matters as much as the furnace you buy. In fact, improper installation can reduce home heating system efficiency by up to 30 percent — costing you more on your utility bills, resulting in more repairs, and possibly shortening your home furnace's life. Orbit Heating will help you determine the best system for your home, provide valuable information on any possible promotions and rebates, and then handle installation. Our expert installers never cut corners and get the job done right.
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When is it time to replace my furnace?
If your current system has become unreliable and you have been quoted an expensive repair it often makes sense to invest in a new high efficient furnace over sinking money into an out of warranty model. The monthly energy savings alone can make it worth the transition if you have an older less efficient gas, electric, or oil furnace.
Is your home wasting energy and costing you money?
Take an online Home Energy Review and get answers to questions about heating with oil vs natural gas and more. This easy survey will give you a free home energy review in less than five minutes. The review will give you an energy ranking, savings estimate and the energy saving recommendations for your home that give you the biggest bang for your buck.
Does the brand matter that much?
Read Consumer Reports Gas Furnace Buying Guide to find out which brands have a good reputation. (Spoiler alert: American Standard is #3 and Trane #2 — both are owned by Ingersoll Rand and come off the same assembly line.) Not all furnace manufacturers are created equal. Check out the report to find out which brands have the highest rate of breakdowns in the first three years. But keep in mind that even the best equipment will operate poorly if installed incorrectly.
What type of furnace do I need?
While all furnaces heat the air, not all do so in a way that maximizes your comfort. If you’re tired of temperature swings, cold spots and annoying fan noise, two-stage or modulating heating may be the best heating choice for your home. Reducing temperature variances, the variable-speed motor used in two-stage and modulating furnaces also increases dehumidification and is quiet because it runs at a lower speed most of the time. Plus, the consistent air circulation eliminates noisy startups and shutdowns.
A furnace with single-stage heating contains a single-speed blower motor. These furnaces are either on and running at full capacity or off.
Two-stage heating is considered to be more efficient, because it operates at a low, energy-saving speed most of the time. However, on days when more heating is required, it switches to the next stage for maximum comfort.
Fully modulating heating provides greater fuel efficiency and ideal comfort control by constantly adjusting to changing temperatures in your home.
How long should my new gas furnace last?
The newer top rated models will last 20 years or more if regular cleaning and maintenance are performed — but only if they are properly installed to begin with. Even the best equipment will have a short lifespan if it is not installed correctly or maintained regularly. The American Standard furnaces we install come with a Lifetime limited warranty on the heat exchanger, so your investment is a good one.
Is the furnace warranty transferable if I sell my home?
The American Standard furnaces Orbit installs include the option to purchase transferability of your Registered Limited Warranty, which not all manufacturers offer.
Heat Pump vs Gas Furnace Operating Costs
Heat pumps can be more than twice as energy efficient as furnaces alone, and can be added to homes that already have ductwork. (source) They can take over as the primary heating unit and paired with indoor gas, electric, or oil furnaces as a backup heat source. Plus heat pumps do double duty - providing air conditioning in warmer seasons.
What is a variable-speed motor?
The fan motor inside higher efficiency indoor units is designed to change its speed based on your home's heating requirements. Working in conjunction with your thermostat, it keeps the appropriate-temperature air circulating throughout your home.
What is AFUE?
Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. AFUE is a rating that reflects how efficiently a gas furnace converts fuel to energy. An AFUE of 90 means that approximately 90 percent of the fuel is utilized to provide warmth to your home, while the remaining 10 percent escapes as exhaust.
What is BTU?
British Thermal Unit. In scientific terms, it represents the amount of energy required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit. One BTU is the equivalent of the heat given off by a single wooden kitchen match. For your home, it represents the measure of heat given off when fuel is burned for heating, or the measure of heat extracted from your home for cooling.