As we enter into the first couple weeks of fall and the weather slowly but surely begins to cool off, now is the time to think about heating installation in Oklahoma City, OK, if you do not already have an efficient and effective unit in place.
The furnace is still a very popular option amongst homeowners, providing reliable heating through a forced-air method. If you are replacing an outdated heating system or putting a central heater in your home for the first time, the first thing you might wonder is how much it’s going to cost you. While the short answer is, “it depends,” we’d like to bring a little more clarity as to everything that goes into determining your furnace costs. Keep reading to learn more!
Furnace Installation Determining Factors
As we alluded to above, there are many factors that go into determining the cost of your furnace installation. For instance, installing an electrical furnace is less complex than installing a gas-powered model, and therefore will likely be cheaper.
Our team is happy to help you determine what model of furnace best matches your specific household and needs. After this, however, there are still a number of other pricing factors to take into consideration.
- Efficiency: This is one of the biggest factors to consider when having a new heating system installed. Furnaces are rated by AFUE measurements, which stands for “Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency.” This is a total percentage that represents how much of your furnace’s energy source converts into BTUs (British Thermal Units) of heat. Naturally, the more efficient a system it is, the more the equipment itself is going to cost. However, in the long run, it will cost you less to operate!
- Ductwork: Are your air ducts in good shape? Faulty or breached ductwork will not help your furnace, no matter how efficient of a heating system you buy. Therefore, it’s recommended that you take care of any duct repair or replacement you may need at the time of your heater installation (or before, of course). This will impact the overall cost of your installation, and is another thing to keep in mind.
- Size: Size matters! Bigger is not always better—in fact, if a furnace is too large for the home it is installed in, it will go through a process called short cycling. Short cycling is when the heating system turns on and shuts off rapidly, instead of in gradual, regular cycles. And of course, too small of a unit can’t adequately heat your home. A reputable HVAC technician, such as the members of our staff, will help determine what size best matches your living space. Of course, the bigger furnace you need, the more the installation might cost.
- Residential Efficiency Rebates: Be sure to check your area for rebate programs! Because high efficiency purchases help your community, you may be eligible for certain rebates and reimbursements, which can significantly impact the cost of your furnace installation, in a positive way.
Do you have any other questions regarding the cost of your new heating equipment? Do not hesitate to contact us! At Comfort Incorporated, we keep your family safe, healthy and comfortable–call today, service today!