When Is The Right Time For Me To Replace My Furnace?

Assuming your furnace is still running. The question then turns to ‘when should I replace my furnace while still maximizing the life of the system. This chart should help you make your decision. Each homeowner has different priorities. Some just want peace of mind while others want a hedge against rising energy costs today.




New Furnace Prices?

The Decision In A Nutshell:

Like most homeowners, if you’ve done any research online you may be feeling a little overwhelmed; even frustrated. There’s loads of technical details; enough to make your eyes glaze over. Let’s see if we can simplify, in general terms, what is involved in making the right decision for you. We hope this helps.
Let’s frame the decision in simplest terms. Let’s use the familiar ‘Good, Better and Best’.

In this graph you see, the more you invest the greater TRUE comfort, efficiency, the quieter it operates and the better air quality.
Keep in mind you’re making this decision one time and living with it for 20 years. It makes no difference to us which one you select.

Here’s a little more about the specifics to help you understand and the variables that determine a move up or down and the corresponding furnace costs and prices ranges. We’ll begin by keeping the AFUE at 95/96%.

Three Musts Every Homeowner should know and Have in Writing:

  1. Proper BTU’s (size)
  2. Size Design
  3. Fan Design

Size System for your home and living style

  • By the Manual J Software and the heat loss calculated of your home.

Size Design

  • Single Stage (Standard)
  • 2-Stage (Deluxe)
  • Modulating (Optimum)

Fan Motor Design

  • Single Stage (Standard)
  • Multi-Stage (Deluxe)
  • Variable (Premier)
  • Modulating (Optimum)


“What many home owners don’t realize is that a unit uses more energy in the first three to five minutes ramping up compressors and coils than in the next 25 minutes of continuous running,”  Most homeowners think just the opposite”. A single-speed furnace or air conditioner comes on full-blast no matter what. That may be okay in the dead of winter or heat of summer, but in the spring or fall, when outdoor air temperatures are less extreme, a single-speed unit may heat or cool rooms too quickly. You should realize a heater or air conditioner is the right size (less than 9 days a year) when it is 14 degrees in the winter or 95 degrees in the summer. All the other times your system is over sized unless you consider modulating to match the outside temperature loss and gain or a two stage to help the energy condition and comfort.

Furnace Costs:

Budget- $$$$ Optimum Furnace: 96-98% Modulating

Budget- $$$ Premier Furnace: 95-97% Multi-Stage Variable Speed

Budget- $$ Deluxe Furnace: 95% Two Stage

Budget- $ Standard Furnace: 95% Single Stage


Here Is Our HVAC Guide:

  Elite HVAC Service Areas:

West Chester PA 19380, West Chester PA 19382, Havertown PA 19083, Downingtown PA 19335, Media PA 19063, Wayne PA19087, Noristown PA 19403, Broomall PA 19008, Malvern PA 19355, Lansdale PA 19446, Coatesville PA 19320, Newtown Square PA 19073, Glen Mills PA 19342, Pottstown PA 19464, Collegeville PA 19426, Exton PA 19341, Bryn Mawr PA 19010, Berwyn PA 19312, Kennett Square PA  19348, Wallingford PA 19086, Landenberg PA 19350, Oxford PA 19363, Chadds Ford PA 19317, West Grove PA19390, Chester Springs PA19425, Lincoln University PA 19352, Devon PA 19333, Paoli PA 19301, Honey Brook PA 19344, Rutledge PA 19070, Avondale PA 19311, Parkesburg PA 19365, Atglen PA 19310, Thorndale PA 19372


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