No matter where you live in New Jersey, having a functioning furnace is essential. For older homes with poor insulation, the need is even greater. Freezing temperatures can bring frozen pipes, water damage, and a handful of other issues to your doorstep.
A professional furnace installation by Hutchinson will keep you warm all winter. Our local technicians are certified and licensed to perform furnace maintenance, repairs, and installations. Don’t struggle through another harsh winter with an old, outdated, or failing furnace. Give us a call.
Is It Time to Replace My Furnace?
Furnaces can last for more than ten years with proper maintenance. Your environment can also impact how long your furnace lasts. While some problems can be fixed with simple repairs, others can only be solved by installing a new unit. Here are some signs it’s time for a new furnace:
- Old Unit: A key indicator you need a new furnace is old age. Furnaces are designed to last around ten years, though they can last longer with regular maintenance. If your furnace has surpassed the ten-year mark, it’s time to consider a replacement.
- High Energy Bills: An old furnace can cost more to operate than a new furnace because it requires more energy. If you notice your heating bills going up with no clear reason, an inefficient furnace could be to blame. The more your furnace struggles to warm your house, the more it will cost you every month.
- Strange Noises: Furnaces have a specific noise they make when they turn on. If you hear something out of the ordinary, though, it could be a bad sign. Banging, squeaking, and squealing all indicate a problem with internal components.
- Reduced Efficiency: As your furnace ages, you may notice it having difficulties maintaining the set temperature. A lack of efficiency can manifest as frequent cycling or increased energy usage. You may notice the temperature never reaches or maintains your desired setting.
- Uneven Heat Distribution: When your furnace fails or doesn’t produce sufficient heat for your home, you’ll notice some areas are warm while others are cold. Uneven heating occurs for various reasons, including internal damage or ductwork issues.
These are all common furnace problems. Before you decide whether you need a new furnace installation or simple repairs, speak to one of our skilled technicians. They will be able to assess the condition of your furnace and help you determine the best course of action.
Furnace Installation FAQs
After being in business since 1948, we’ve received a range of furnace-related questions. Here are some of the most common questions we get asked about furnace installation services.
How Much Does a Furnace Installation Cost?
Many variables go into determining the cost of an installation. No two houses are the same, and the price is often different based on specific conditions, including the size of the furnace, what fuel it uses, and any additional features.
The good news is you can schedule a free consultation with one of our expert comfort consultants. They’ll come out to your home and give you a detailed estimate of what it would cost to replace your system.
How Often Should a Furnace Be Replaced?
Most furnaces will last around ten years, with some lasting longer. Regular maintenance is essential for the longevity of any major appliance, and furnaces are no exception. While ten years is standard, the number of repairs and problems your furnace has should also be considered when calculating the unit’s lifespan. Your environment also has a part to play in how often your furnace should be replaced.
Should I Get an Electric or a Gas Furnace?
Gas furnaces are the most popular option and work well in areas with extreme winter weather. They cost a bit more to buy and install but cost less to operate each month. Electric furnaces are great for areas where it isn’t very cold because the furnace experiences less demand.
For most people, a gas furnace is the superior choice. They warm the house faster and are cheaper to operate. This makes them an attractive option for families who live in areas where the winters are long and cold.
How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?
Annual maintenance is the best way to get your furnace to last longer. Make sure the intake isn’t clogged and the filters get changed regularly. You can discuss with your technician other steps you can take to maximize its service life. But remember that maintenance isn’t a guarantee your furnace will last longer. It’s always best to consider the warranty and other options when you have a new furnace installed.
Our Service Locations
Founded in 1948, Hutchinson has proudly served residents in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware for 75 years and counting. As the Haddonfield and Cherry Hill communities expanded, we did too so our technicians could meet the needs of our neighbors.
When your furnace starts having problems, give Hutchinson a call. We’re ready to provide you with the furnace replacement that you need.