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A malfunctioning furnace can be a major headache for a homeowner. Furnace problems often go unnoticed until it’s too late—many homeowners don’t realize their heating system isn’t working properly until they go to turn it on, only to find that it’s making strange noises, blowing cool air, or failing to fully heat the house. While repairs are often possible, some problems call for a complete furnace replacement.
When this is the case, turn to the experienced team at Horizon. For over 30 years, our staff has been providing reliable furnace replacement and installation services to homeowners throughout Delaware, Southern New Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northeastern Maryland, and North Carolina. Plus, we stand behind all our work with industry-leading warranties, including up to 12 years on both parts and labor. At Horizon Services, your satisfaction is so important to us, we even guarantee it.
Do You Need to Replace Your Furnace?
Knowing when it might be time to replace your gas or electric furnace is important. There are many factors involved and making the right decision between repairs and replacement can end up saving you lots of money, not to mention time and stress.
You may want to consider replacing your furnace if any of the following are true:
- The cost of repairs is more than the cost of a full replacement
- Your furnace requires frequent or repeated repairs
- Your furnace is more than 12 years old and has not been well-maintained
- Your furnace is not very energy-efficient
- Your furnace does not adequately heat your home
- Repairs are not possible to keep your furnace running properly
When it comes to replacing your furnace, there are many options to choose from. Our experienced technicians can help you find a furnace that is the right size for your home, offers the energy efficiency you desire, and meets your budgetary requirements. Once you’ve selected a replacement system, we’ll get right to work replacing your old furnace with your new one.
Choose the Best Furnace System For Your Home
Looking for a new furnace system, but don’t know what to choose? Here are varying factors to consider to help you pick the best system for you and your family.
Also known as a single-speed furnace, a single-stage furnace only has one stage when it comes to the heating operation: high. This means that the furnace will constantly release the maximum amount of heat no matter the temperature outdoors or in specific areas of the home. In turn, while single-stage furnaces may have the cheapest upfront cost out of the three variants, single-stage furnaces are also less efficient.
A two-stage furnace is engineered to operate at a high or low capacity. This type of furnace is more efficient when compared to single-stage furnaces. Typically, two-stage furnaces can heat up your home at an 80% capacity. A two-stage unit will provide more consistent heat distribution throughout your home. We offer trustworthy furnace replacement services to homes in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. To receive assistance with an issue, schedule a furnace installation appointment with our team of licensed technicians.
Variable Speed Furnace
A variable speed furnace refers to the variety of speed levels the furnace can operate on, making them the most efficient furnace type. A variable-speed furnace is able to correctly control the flow of heated air to your home, which allows them to use less energy in doing so.
We offer dependable variable-speed furnace installation services for homes in areas such as Bethlehem, Dover, Edison, Allentown, Charlotte, Wilmington, Trenton, and West Chester. Variable speed furnaces are more expensive up front. However, these furnaces end up costing less in the long run due to their efficiency.
What Size Furnace Do You Need?
When it comes to gas or electric furnaces — a single size does not fit all situations. You need a furnace that’s tailored to your home in order to effectively provide comfort for you and your family. But how do you know what to choose? Let’s take a look at how to choose your furnace size.
What is a British Thermal Unit?
A British Thermal Unit (BTU) is a metric that is used to measure the heat output of a heating system. Simply put, this metric is utilized to measure energy. Typically, the average furnace carries a BTU rating of 80,000 to 100,000. Ideally, you’ll need a furnace that provides 40 to 45 BTUs of heat per square foot of your home. For instance, if you have a home that’s 3,000 square feet, you’ll need a furnace that generates anywhere between 120,000 BTUs to 135,000 BTUs.
What is an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency Rating?
AFUE stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency and refers to the measurement of the energy input that is converted to heat (BTUs). When it comes to a system’s AFUE ratings, the higher the rating, the more efficiently your furnace will operate. For example, if your furnace has an AFUE rating of 80%, this means that the system will effectively fuel the usable heat while wasting the remaining 20%.
A high-efficient furnace will typically have a rating between 90 to 97 percent. A high AFUE will best ensure that your furnace runs effectively and save you money on your monthly bill in the long run.
Furnace Installation Services in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey
When it comes to replacing your furnace, there are many options to choose from. Our experienced technicians can help you find a furnace that is the right size for your home and offers the energy efficiency you desire. We provide innovative furnace replacement and installation services in locations such as Dover, Trenton, Allentown, Columbia, Dover, Bethlehem, Edison, and Columbia. Our technicians will get right to work replacing your old furnace with your new one.
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.