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Furnace Installation in Omaha

It’s easy for furnace maintenance and replacement to take the back burner as other priorities get in the way. However, if you haven’t been able to get your furnace inspected annually, it might be operating with dirty air filters or leaking dangerous carbon monoxide. If your furnace is not ready to face the coming Nebraska winter, consider a new furnace installation from Caniglia Heating & Cooling. We make the installation process as easy and painless as possible, so you can get the heat you need without the headache you don’t.

New Furnace Installation vs. Furnace Repair

Sometimes it can be challenging to know whether it would be better to have our professionals repair your existing furnace or if it would be more effective to simply get new furnace installation. There are a few general rules of thumb that will help you to make the decision with guidance from our furnace experts.

How old is your existing furnace?

If your existing furnace is nearing 20 years old, it’s a safe bet that you should just replace it. Furnaces do not tend to live longer than 20 years and many advancements are made within those decades that can leave older systems in the dust.

What is the cost and frequency of repair vs. cost of a new furnace?

Older furnaces will start to have problems more frequently even if you do have them regularly inspected. The rule is that if the cost of the repair your old furnace needs is going to be half the cost of a new furnace, just replace it regardless of the age of the furnace. However, if your furnace is nearing the end of its useful life of 20 years and the repair you’re facing is going to cost only 10% of the cost of new furnace installation, it is still recommended to simply replace the furnace as it is likely to break down and need more expensive repairs in the future. Our pros can give you a more specific and detailed explanation of your options after an inspection.

How much does it cost to install a furnace?

The cost of new furnace installation or furnace replacement varies depending upon several factors. Most obviously is the cost of the furnace itself. Gas furnaces and those that are high-efficiency models are going to cost more than electric furnaces. There are pros and cons to any furnace system you put into your home, but the experts at Caniglia can assess your home and heating needs in order to suggest the best possible model of new furnace for your budget. We also offer financing for those who qualify.

A few reasons to get a new furnace for your home:

Better Efficiency

When you purchase a new furnace, you can have more efficient heating. This can be a huge benefit during those colder months in the winter. It could also mean more even heating throughout your home, so you don’t have to avoid those cold spots in the family room anymore.

Cost-Effective

A more efficient furnace will equal savings in the long term. You can save money because your unit won’t have to work so hard, plus newer units are designed to be more energy efficient, which saves you money. In some cases, the savings in energy bills makes up for furnace installation cost. You can also save money on furnace repair service costs.

Peace of Mind

When you have a new reliable furnace, you can get the ideal heating you’ve been looking for. You won’t have to worry about whether your furnace will break soon, leaving you in the cold. You can rest easy. If you have an older unit, you could be stressed about repair costs, utility costs, and home heating failure.

How big should my new furnace be?

The size of your furnace will depend upon the size of your home and your heating needs. The common recommendation is that a home of 2,000 square feet would need approximately 50,000 to 60,000 Btu in order to heat effectively (A Btu is a British thermal unit, defined as the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit). Let us take a look at your home and existing unit while listening to your concerns and we can come up with the perfect new furnace recommendation.

The Different Types of Furnaces

There are four categories of furnaces which are most commonly seen: gas, electric, oil, and propane. There are benefits to each type, but it’s important to have an hvac technician assess which furnace system is right for your space and needs:

  • Natural Gas—this furnace type is the most popular pick and is estimated to be the primary heating system for nearly half of the U.S. New furnace technology has made gas furnaces highly efficient. Gas furnace installation tends to involve a higher initial cost but lower operating cost month-to-month.
  • Electric—Electric furnaces are typically easier and cheaper to install, however the cost of electricity makes them more expensive to operate. Other bonuses of this furnace type are their small size, easy maintenance, and longer lifespan.
  • Oil—it’s not as common to find oil furnaces, but some still prefer them over the modern choices. The main benefit of oil furnaces is that once the oil tank is filled, annually or semi-annually, there are no extra monthly costs.
  • Propane—propane furnaces work similarly to gas furnaces, except that you are using propane for fuel rather than natural gas. This type of furnace is also considered to be more environmentally-friendly, since propane produces less overall emissions than fossil fuels when burned.

If you’re looking for furnace installation in the greater Omaha, Nebraska area, you should contact the experts at Caniglia Heating & Cooling. Our team is experienced in gas furnace installation, furnace replacement, and much more.