Gas Furnace Installation and Replacement
Need repairs or service for your home heating? Considering purchasing a new furnace or heating system? Exploring the benefits of upgraded gas furnaces or heat pumps? Wanting home heating offering better comfort, improved energy efficiency, and longer warranties? Recently experienced unusually high utility bills?
Home Performance Group LLC is an established, local, veteran led mechanical firm skilled in all heating technologies, offering heating system repairs, service and maintenance services. Our team possesses the technical knowledge and practical experience to correctly diagnose, properly repair, and expertly maintain all types and brands of home heating systems. To explore gas furnace options or heating and cooling loads, Contact our solutions advisor today.
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Home Performance Group LLC delivers quality installations for all furnace systems:
- Gas furnace installation, replacement and upgrades
- Electric air-handler installation, replacement and upgrades
- Air-source heat pump (ASHP) installation, replacement and upgrades
- Ground-source heat pump (GSHP) installation, replacement and upgrades
- Duct-less mini split heat pump installation, replacement and upgrades
- Gas boiler installation, replacement and upgrades
- Gas combi-boiler installation, replacement and upgrades
- Radiant heated floor installation
- Heating equipment safety inspections
- Heating system preventive maintenance
- Gas combustion analysis and tune-up
Key Benefits of Furnace Replacement or Upgrades:
- New unit coupled with professional installation eliminates inconvenient breakdowns and costly service calls
- Safer operation with sealed combustion chamber in high-efficient direct vent gas furnaces
- Improved comfort with even temperatures from multi-stage gas valves, and variable speed fan motors
- Quiter operation owing to ECM driven fan motors achieving decibel levels as low as 51 decibels
- New warranty period offers peace of mind from parts repair costs – (usually 5 to 10 years)
- All-inclusive warranty options deliver routine maintenance and labor coverage for repairs – (3 to 10 years)
- Longer equipment life expectancies up to 15-to-20 years with regular preventive maintenance
- Reduced risk of power quality issues and electrical surges with quality equipment surge protection device
- Decreased utility bills from higher AFUE and multi-speed systems – (both gas and electric bills)
Gas Furnaces – Did you Know
Research by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds heating and cooling systems are the single largest energy consumer in our homes. In 1987, the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act set federal standards for the minimum level of energy efficiency of many residential appliances. The Energy Policy Act of 1992, further expanded those standards to include heating and air-conditioning systems. Since 1992, all gas furnace manufacturers have been required to comply with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) energy conservation standards Gas furnace energy efficiency is measured by Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). Today, based on AFUE, gas furnaces fall into one of two broad categories, mid-efficiency, and high-efficiency. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires manufacturers to display a units AFUE on the yellow energy guide labels found on each piece of equipment. Labeling ensures consumers know what they are buying and empowers buyers to compare various products based on estimated annual operating costs. AFUE describes how much purchased fuel is used to heat a home and how much is wasted. For example, an 80% AFUE gas furnace converts 80 percent of gas into home heating while the remaining 20-percent is wasted and exhausted up the chimney or flue. In comparison, a high-efficient 98.5% AFUE gas furnace uses nearly all purchased fuel for home heating, wasting less than one and a half percent, thereby drastically reducing carbon emissions and lowering utility bills.
A further classification of gas furnaces concerns electricity usage, particularly from the indoor blower motor and fan. The indoor blower motor pulls air from the home through return air ducts, through the furnace heat exchanger, and pushes the heated air back into the home through supply ducts. Different types of blower motors use drastically different amounts of electricity to operate. NREL finds three common circulating air fans differentiated by furnace AFUE. Single stage fan motors are found on furnaces with gas AFUEs between 80-92%. These fans are effectively on/off, meaning when cycled on, they switch on to one hundred percent power and therefore consume the maximum power every time they turn on. Another more efficient fan type is the two-speed blower motor associated with units operating between 92-96% AFUE. Two-stage fans can operate at a lower speed and corresponding lower power consumption part of the time. For instance, many two-speed indoor blowers initially cycle on at forty to sixty percent power and when required can step up to one hundred percent delivering lower energy usage part of the time. Finally, truly variable-speed, step modulating, fans are only found on 96-98.5% AFUE gas furnaces. These fans are electronically commutated permeant magnet motors (ECM), also known as brushless DC motors and possess an infinite range of speeds and therefore power consumption levels, making them by the far the most energy efficient blower motor available. The advantages to multi-speed fan motors are realized during non-peak load times such as the spring and fall. Taken together, this means moving up in AFUE gas efficiency, also translates to reduced electricity consumption further reducing total energy needed to heat and cool homes.
Finally, research confirms, high-efficient gas furnaces equipped with multi-stage indoor blower fans deliver more even temperatures because of longer, lower, fan speeds which avoid overheating. A further benefit of multi-speed fan motors is higher external static pressure (ESP). This means homes with poor ductwork design or under sized ducts are better served with a higher-pressure multi-speed blower fan capable of overcoming such sizing, design, or installation flaws.
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Our team’s priority is to deliver safe and reliable gas furnace installations. We advocate for load matched, high performance systems, and support emerging heating technologies. We receive more than 40 hours per year of above-industry-standard mechanical training including gas furnace sizing, installation, commissioning, and diagnostics. Finally, our team maintains a Master Mechanical license offering our clients confidence in our work and peace of mind in our installations.
When selecting gas furnaces, the products we choose have a history of reliable operation, and a proven track record for delivering year-round comfort. We regularly reassess the performance of our furnace products while continuously exploring emerging gas heating technologies. Our supply chain partners are industry leaders in manufacturing excellence, heating product development, and innovations in efficiency, such as Carrier. When possible, we buy American made products.
Our skilled team possesses unparalleled knowledge of combustion, venting, and code requirements ensuring our gas furnace installation and upgrades provide long-term comfort and safety. Continuous training, particularly in high-efficient technologies afford us the opportunity to integrate new services and features into our solutions. Coupled with judicious product selection our solutions deliver durable, reliable and forward-looking heating systems.