Did your furnace just go out on you again? Or are you just shopping around the idea of replacing that old monster in your basement? At White Heating and Air Conditioning, we specialize in replacement furnaces and air conditioners.
Your home’s HVAC system is arguably one of the most important aspects to making your home comfortable, affordable and feeling like home. When you need to replace your furnace or air conditioner, you can trust the team at White Heating and Air Conditioning to get the job done right the first time.
The question we get asked the most is, “Do I really need to replace my furnace or air conditioner?” Here are some frequently asked questions about furnace and air conditioner replacement:
“How long does a furnace last?”
Furnaces typically last about 18 – 20 years depending on how well maintained the furnace was.
“Are there any warning signs that my furnace might need to be replaced?”
Yes. Here are a few hints that it might be time to replace your furnace.
- Your furnace is more than 20 years old
- Your heating bill has been increasing every month
- Your furnace has been repaired frequently over the past year
- Your furnace has been making strange noises
- Your burner flame is yellow instead of blue
“How long does an Air Conditioner last?”
A/C’s typically last 15 years depending on how well it has been maintained.
“Are there any warning signs that I should replace my air conditioner?”
Yes. Here are a few hints that it might be time to replace your Air Conditioner:
- Air Conditioner is more than 15 years old
- If you current Air Conditioner has a SEER rating of less than 13
- Your air conditioner has been repaired frequently over the past year
- If your Air Conditioner uses R22 Freon
- You are not comfortable in your home
“What’s the difference between a single stage and a two stage furnace?”
A Single-Stage furnace runs the burner at full blast and does not turn off until the thermostat is satisfied. A single stage furnace is more affordable to purchase, but it can produce hot and cold spots in the house and can have inconsistent temperatures.
A two-stage furnace has a high and a low burner setting. It normally runs on the low burner setting unless full blast is needed. A two stage furnace is a little more expensive than a single stage, but it delivers a more consistent heat throughout the house, which means fewer drafts and temperature swings. Most units are also more quiet and energy efficient.
“What’s the difference between a single stage and a two stage air conditioner?”
A single-stage air conditioner’s compressor only works one level of operation— cooling your home at full blast. A two-stage air conditioner’s compressor works at two levels of operation: High for hot summer days (the equivalent of full blast for single-stage ACs), low for milder days when you don’t need as much cooling