FAQ – Installing a New Furnace
When it comes to installing a new furnace, homeowners often have many questions. Here are some of the most common inquiries we receive when people are thinking about upgrading their system.
Q: When Should I Install a New Furnace?
A: Generally, heating systems last between 10 and 15 years. If you’ve had your furnace for over a decade, you’ll want to start thinking about a replacement, especially if you start to notice that you’re requiring more repairs. At a certain point, it makes more financial sense to replace the whole system than pay for continual repairs. Read more about deciding whether it’s better to repair or replace your system.
Q: Can I Install a New Furnace on My Own?
A: There are many projects suited for DIY homeowners, but furnace installation is not one of them. To safely install a new heating system, you need to have experience and training and it’s not something that we would ever recommend homeowners take on. It’s also worth noting that the manufacturer’s warranty will likely be voided if the installation was not done by a professional. Learn why furnace installation is best left to the professionals.
Q: Does Brand Matter?
A: Yes. Furnace brand matters. There are large differences in price, reliability and efficiency between manufacturers and the furnace brand you install will likely affect how often you’ll have to schedule repairs and how comfortable your home will be. Keep in mind, the installation is as important, if not more than the brand. Understand the differences between furnace brands and how to choose the best one for your needs and budget.
Q: How Much Does a New Furnace Cost?
More than anything, homeowners want to know how much a new furnace will cost. Unfortunately, we can’t provide quotes over the phone or online, but we do provide free, no-obligation, in-home estimates. Learn why we can’t give accurate quotes without coming to your home.
HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. has worked with countless homeowners in southern Ontario to improve their home comfort and would love to help you with your furnace upgrade.
We’ve been proudly serving Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Grimsby and Brantford for over 70 years. At HAMCO, we’re fully committed to providing the best quality service for all our customers on every furnace installation call.