When it comes to replacing an outdated furnace in your home, the professionals at Casteel have over 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry. Our technicians provide comprehensive furnace replacement and installation services for homes in areas of Georgia such as Atlanta, Marietta, Gainesville, Athens, Lawrenceville, Newnan, and Alpharetta. Give our staff a call by phone at (770) 852-8504 to receive help choosing a new furnace for your house.
4 Signs You Need To Replace Your Furnace
We understand furnace issues can be complicated. This is why we listed a few easy signs you should look out for to see if you need to replace your furnace. If you notice any of these signs, give us a call immediately.
1. You Are Frequently Repairing Your Furnace
If you are repairing your furnace once over a season or once over the course of several years, it might not seem like a huge concern. However, it can be more cost-effective to replace the furnace if it starts to malfunction regularly or if you need to bring in a professional more than once a year for more extensive maintenance. While a furnace replacement project may cost more money upfront, you may spend more money repairing the outdated system in your home.
2. Your Heating Bills Are Through The Roof
In an ideal world, your furnace would use 100% of its energy to produce heat. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. More likely, your furnace is wasting energy. This may cost you the same amount of money, but it may not be heating as efficiently as it should. Usually, the older your furnace is, the less energy efficient. This could be because of the older design, but also because of the wear and tear over the years.
3. Your Furnace Has Been Making Noises
If you notice weird noises coming from your heating system, this may be an indicator it’s time to hire a professional to perform a furnace replacement in your house. Do you hear a shrieking, whistling, or whining noises when your furnace is operating? This could mean that something has fallen out of place and is damaging your system.
If these issues go unchecked, you may encounter damage to components in your heating system. Our professionals offer reputable furnace installation services in Atlanta, GA and are available to perform an inspection of your system. Our technicians will find the source of the weird noises in your heating system and will resolve the issue.
4. You Are Experiencing Humidity Issues
Keeping your home at the right temperature is important, but the humidity, or the amount of water in the air, could also be causing problems if there is too little or too much. New furnace models are typically better equipped to handle humidity concerns when compared to older models. There are many conditions that could cause an issue, and if you have noticed frequent problems, give us a call and let our experts take care of you.
Single-Stage, Two-Stage, and Variable-Speed Furnaces
Single-stage furnaces have one heat output stage that is high. No matter how cold it is outside or in some parts of your house, they consistently distribute the maximum amount of heat possible. Since-stage furnaces have no setting between the “off” and “on” phases. Since your furnace is using as much energy as it can every time it turns on, this can have a significant impact on your winter energy costs.
Single-stage furnaces are far less effective than two-stage furnaces, which are also referred to as two-speed systems. The first stage runs most of the time at roughly 65% of its maximum capacity. When it’s extremely cold outside and the first stage is unable to heat your house, the second stage activates to supply the extra heat that is needed.
A two-stage furnace effectively meets the heating requirements of your household and family. Our professionals offer dependable furnace replacement services in Athens, GA for two-stage systems. A two-stage furnace is quieter since it doesn’t run continuously at full power and emits less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Book an appointment with our team to receive assistance upgrading to a two-stage furnace.
A variable-speed furnace, in contrast to a single-stage furnace and a two-stage furnace, refers to the fan motor inside the furnace rather than the number of stages your furnace goes through to create heat. In furnaces with variable speeds, the fan motor can rotate at different speeds to control how much warm air is distributed around your house. An atmosphere with better ventilation is more comfortable in terms of humidity and temperature.
The motor in a variable-speed furnace can continue to run even when the furnace is not “on,” continuously circulating air throughout your house. Since your air is continuously being cleaned of dust and contaminants, this type of system can improve the air quality in your home.
An advantage of hiring a licensed technician to perform an installation for a variable-speed furnace includes reducing the frequency with which the heating system needs to run. Since air is constantly being circulated throughout your house, your furnace will perform less heating cycles throughout the day. As a result, there may be a reduction in energy consumption which may lead to lower utility bills each month.
Furnace Installation Services in Atlanta, GA and Other Areas
Stay warm this winter. Our experienced heating technicians can work with your budget to give you the best possible options, regardless of what type of solution you need. Our professionals offer convenient furnace installation and replacement services for families in areas of Georgia such as Mableton, Alpharetta, Smyrna, Atlanta, Tucker, and Marietta. We guarantee that our gas furnaces will keep your home warmer, your bills lower, and those winter months more enjoyable. Give our expert technicians a call at (770) 852-8504 to receive assistance replacing the old furnace in your house.
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.
If you need help replacing an old furnace in your house, give our professionals a call at (770) 852-8504 to schedule an appointment today!