Furnace Replacement in Aurora, CO
Furnace Installation in Aurora & the Denver Metro Area
No matter how well they are maintained, furnaces simply don't last forever. If your furnace is acting up and failing to keep your home adequately warm, the time is now to call Quality First Plumbing & Heating. Our Aurora furnace installation pros offer professional service for new installations and furnace replacements. All work is guaranteed and we even offer financing to help make your purchase more affordable. Unsure where to begin? We'd be happy to help you get started with a free estimate!
Contact us now to schedule a service appointment. We can walk you through your options and provide you with an estimate for our professional recommendation.
Is It Time to Replace or Repair Your Furnace?
Ultimately, you will need to determine how to proceed. Our Aurora furnace replacement technicians can walk you through some of the important considerations to help you make the best possible choice. There are a few significant factors that contribute to cost of repairs versus the cost of a replacement unit, as well as foreseeable maintenance costs on your existing system.
It may be time to replace your furnace if you have noticed the following:
- Strange Noises - Some noises that come from your furnace are perfectly normal. But, if you are hearing a loud screeching or grinding, it may mean something is wrong with it. Give our Aurora furnace replacement technicians a call for expert advice.
- Funny Smells - Do you notice odd smells coming from your furnace? This could just be dust that is burning off in the ducts, which is normal. But, if the smell doesn't go away in a couple hours, it could be that a part is broken or that some plastic or rubber is burning on the damaged part. Don't ignore this strange odor - call our team for professional help.
- Rising Energy Bill - If you see that your energy bill is slowly rising over the months, it could be an early indicator that your furnace isn't working properly. It could also mean that your furnace has gotten to a point in it's lifespan where it can no longer properly heat your home. Contact us for our advice on how to proceed.
- Furnace Turns On & Off Frequently - If you hear your furnace turning on and off frequently, your furnace is short cycling. The cause may be improper air circulation or a clogged air filter.
Choosing the Right Furnace
Things to consider when deciding whether to replace your furnace:
- The age of your furnace should weigh most heavily in your decision. Bear in mind that even if your furnace has served you admirably so far, each year means it becomes increasingly difficult to locate inexpensive parts for even simple repairs.
- What is the problem? When our friendly pros investigate your furnace, they can provide a helpful breakdown of what aspect of it requires repair. Understanding your repair costs helps you evaluate the value of a complete replacement.
- Heating efficiency and maintenance costs are a big deal. Not all brands are created equal, and some issues you may have experienced with yours could be attributable to the unit itself. We can make recommendations for quality upgrades after reviewing the situation with your furnace.
How Many BTUs Should My Furnace Have?
A furnace that is oversized is just as inefficient as one that is too small. An oversized furnace will incur heat loss due to a condition called rapid-cycling. When this occurs, the furnace starts and stops over and over again. This can cause some areas of your home to be warmer than others and it will wear out the parts in a much shorter timeframe.
When a professional enters your home to determine the proper size furnace, he or she will use load calculations to calculate the amount of heating and cooling BTUs needed for the entire house. This calculation includes the number of windows and doors, along with the type of insulation used within your home’s walls.
A BTU is a British Thermal Unit, or a measure of thermal or heat energy. BTUs are used to determine thermal energy output from a variety of devices, including your furnace. The energy required to heat one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit is equal to one BTU. You’ll find a tag with this number in plain view on every new furnace.
While heating contractors use various load calculations to determine furnace size for a home, there are also “rule of thumb” estimates so you can quickly determine a furnace size. For cooler climates like Colorado, a very broad estimate of furnace sizing is to select one that generates 40 to 45 BTUs per square foot. That would mean that for a 2,500 square foot house, you would need a 100,000 to 112,500 BTU furnace to heat it.
The efficiency rating is equally important when selecting a furnace. This rating is called the AFUE or Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating. This measurement is based on the percent of fuel that converts to heat. If a furnace has correct capacity but has poor efficiency will lead to higher costs and possibly need more repairs in the long run due to longer running times to achieve the set temperature.
Modern furnaces have many features, but capacity and efficiency are at the top of the list when selecting the right furnace for your home. A correctly sized furnace will keep your family comfortable for many years to come.
We offer free estimates for furnace replacements and new installations. Give us a call now at (720) 548-2770 to request yours!