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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.

How much does it cost to install a furnace?

The cost of new furnace installation 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 a new furnace for your budget. We also offer financing for those who qualify.

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.

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.