Embarking on a new furnace installation may seem like a complicated process to many Lufkin, TX home and business owners. At McWilliams & Son Heating & Air Conditioning, we make this process easy, convenient and affordable. We offer electric and gas furnace installation in Lufkin, TX for residential and commercial customers seeking to improve their indoor comfort and lower their monthly utility costs. Our furnace installation experts will assist you in determining whether an electric or gas furnace is best for your needs, which make and model will best suit your requirements and explain how to maintain your system so that it will provide indoor comfort for many years to come.
About Electric Furnaces
Electric furnaces are an affordable and efficient method of home heating for places with relatively moderate environments. The advantages of electric furnaces include:
A properly maintained electric furnace has an average lifespan of 20 to 30 years, which is about 50 percent longer than the average lifespan of a gas furnace.
Electric furnaces do not require ventilation to the exterior of your home to dissipate waste products like gas furnaces do. This means that in an existing home, you will not need to pay for modifications or the addition of a flue or other ventilation equipment.
Electric furnaces do not produce carbon monoxide, which is a toxic gas that can induce serious health effects and even death if the gas builds up within your residence.
Electric furnaces offer better energy efficiency at converting fuel into heat compared to gas furnaces.
Electric furnaces make little noise during each heating cycle, as there is no combustion of gas. The only noise that you will hear is the rushing of air through your duct work.
About Gas Furnaces
Gas furnaces confer their own unique advantages when used for residential heating. These advantages include:
Gas furnaces cost less to purchase and install in comparison to an electric furnace.
Lower Operating Costs
The cost of using gas to heat your home is less in most areas compared to the cost of using electricity.
Many people feel that gas furnaces produce a more comfortable type of home heating. Gas furnaces preserve more of the natural humidity in your home, resulting in less static electricity buildup and fewer health issues such as dry skin and nosebleeds due to dry air.
Many homeowners are concerned about the energy efficiency of the type of furnace in their home. Gas furnaces and electric furnaces have AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency), which are issued by the U.S. Department of Energy. AFUE ratings evaluate the amount of energy that is utilized in the conversion of fuel to heat versus the amount of energy that is wasted. A heating system with a 90 percent AFUE will convert 90 percent of the fuel into heat while 10 percent will be wasted. Most new electric furnaces feature a 95 to 100 percent AFUE rating, while modern gas furnaces usually range from 80 to 90 percent AFUE.
The Installation Process
The installation process for putting in a new electric or gas furnace depends on whether your home will need any modifications such as changes in duct work or ventilation system. If your home's duct work and ventilation are compatible with the new system, the installation process will be simple and require just a single day of work performed by our expert technicians. Gas furnace installations generally take a little longer than electric system installations even when no modifications are needed.
Selecting Your New Furnace
Once you have decided upon electric versus gas for your new furnace, we will help you select the specific make and model best suited to your home and budget. We will begin by assessing what capacity of furnace is needed to effectively and efficiently heat your home. This requires calculating square footage and determining other factors such as the number of levels in your home, the type and number of windows, the materials with which your house was built, the amount of existing insulation and the orientation of your house to the sunshine. Proper sizing of the furnace will ensure that your home is comfortable and that you are not spending too much money on fuel or electricity costs. Next, we will offer you information about different system features such as variable speed motors, air filtration, humidification and other climate control options. Finally, you will have choices regarding zoned climate control and thermostat installation to control the temperature of your home.
Scheduling a Furnace Installation
To schedule the installation of your new gas or electric furnace, call us at any time. Our installation appointments are convenient and fit into your busy schedule.
When you need an expert furnace installation in Lufkin, TX, our team at McWilliams & Son Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you. With our wide level of expertise, we can install any make or model of furnace in your home or business with the highest level of efficiency and accuracy possible. We take pride in our solid reputation for excellence in customer service and satisfaction with the services we provide. As members of the Lufkin, TX community, offer you the best in class service so that you can rest peacefully knowing that your comfort and safety are in capable hands. We look forward to assisting you in your electric or gas furnace installation needs.