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Depend on Hoover Electric for Your Furnace Needs

As any  Troy, MI, resident knows, Michigan winters are challenging—to say the least. The lake-effect snow and brutally cold temperatures are not for the faint of heart. Because of this, having a furnace you can depend on all winter is a necessity. A damaged or broken heater poses more than a minor inconvenience. It can be a health risk to you and your family, but a replacement furnace can solve all your heating problems

To guarantee your home is safe and cozy year-round, you need an experienced team on your side. Our trained specialists have your back and are ready to handle all your furnace replacement needs.

Our Furnace Replacement Process

Since our founding in 1980, we’ve expanded our business to meet all your home services needs, including ensuring your Troy, MI, home has reliable heating. Even well-maintained furnaces have a finite lifespan. If your heating unit is nearing the end of its life, our professionals will evaluate the benefits of replacing it and whether your existing system is worth the upkeep. 

Before finding a replacement unit, the team at Hoover performs an in-home evaluation that includes an industry load calculation. The square footage of your home, the number and size of windows, and how many people live there are factored into an equation that helps determine the capacity of the furnace you need. A furnace that’s the ideal size will run at peak efficiency, maintain your comfort, and require fewer repairs.

Our HVAC professionals disconnect and remove your old furnace and perform any gas line, ventilation, ductwork, or electrical upgrades necessary. Then they install your new furnace and test and adjust the system to ensure it meets our strict safety, comfort, and efficiency standards.

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Types of Furnaces

Nowadays, several different types of furnaces are available to homeowners. Each has its benefits, but some may be more costly than others. If you’re unsure about which type of furnace you have, give our heating replacement experts a call. We would be happy to answer your questions and provide guidance on the best solutions for your Troy, MI, home. Furnace options that are currently available include the following:

  • Natural Gas
  • Electric
  • Coal
  • Propane
  • Geothermal
  • Solar
  • Mini-Split System

How Long Does a Furnace Last?

The typical lifespan of a modern furnace is around 20 to 30 years. You can keep yours operating for as long as possible with regular maintenance and care. Our team would be happy to help with the following to ensure you get the most out of your furnace:

  • Cleaning the burners
  • Changing the filters
  • Performing thorough annual inspections
  • Completing repairs before the winter months

Why Should You Replace Instead of Repair Your Furnace?

In an ideal situation, our Troy, MI, heating specialists will evaluate your furnace and provide the necessary repairs to solve your issues. With regular maintenance, we can keep your furnace running safely for as long as possible. However, furnace replacement is the best option in some cases. 

Consider this route if your heating system is becoming more expensive to run over time or has required multiple major repairs in the past year. Changes in heating performance and efficiency as a system ages are signs it is wearing out. Depending on operating and repair expenses, it can be more cost-effective to replace your current unit with a modern, high-efficiency furnace. Or, if your system is working okay, at least start planning for a suitable replacement or upgrade.

A replacement furnace can give you the peace of mind that your family will stay safe and warm year-round.

What Does It Cost To Replace a Furnace?

A furnace generally costs a few thousand dollars, including equipment, materials, and labor plus any updates needed in your home. Electric furnaces typically cost less than natural gas, propane, or oil furnaces. And, the larger the size and capacity of the unit, the more it’ll cost to purchase and install. There are also cost considerations when switching from one type of furnace to another, while additional work such as installing ductwork, a new gas line, or upgrading your electrical panel will add significant costs to the project.

How Long Does It Take to Install a Furnace?

Installation time averages about four to 10 hours. The type, size, and complexity of the unit have a significant impact on how long it takes. Updates to your ducts, flu, gas connection, or electrical system will also add time to your furnace replacement project.

How Do I Determine the Efficiency of My New Furnace?

The gas consumption of a furnace is measured by its annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). A 15+-year-old furnace may not have more than a 70 AFUE. The minimum efficiency rating in the U.S. is now 80 AFUE, while an Energy Star-rated unit must be at least 90 AFUE. Some of the highest efficiency furnaces now available are up to 98 AFUE. A unit’s efficiency rating is listed on the cabinet or in the user manual.

What Are Some of the Best Features to Look For?

Modern high-efficiency furnaces are designed to improve comfort and lower your carbon footprint. Look for models that have features such as:

  • Variable-speed motors that adapt incrementally based on demand.
  • Quiet operation due to sealed cabinets and near-silent gas burners.
  • Smart thermostats that learn your preferences and can be controlled remotely.

Warning Signs You May Need Furnace Replacement

As furnaces age, it becomes more difficult to carry on with just routine maintenance. Significant repairs may be needed more frequently as the furnace reaches the end of its lifespan. If your furnace is not yet out of commission but requires costly repairs, it may be time to consider a heating replacement

Call us as soon as possible if you’ve noticed these warning signs in your Troy, MI, home:

  • Unusually high electric or gas bill
  • Inaccurate thermostat reading
  • More frequent repairs
  • Unfamiliar noises such as rattling or buzzing
  • Foul odors
  • Rising humidity levels inside the home
  • Visible rust, cracks, or corrosion

Call Our Team of Furnace Specialists Today

The last thing you want is to be stuck with a broken heater in the middle of a Troy, MI, winter. At Hoover, our highly trained specialists use modern technology and techniques during furnace replacement. We’ll take the time to ensure your new heating system is running as safely and efficiently as possible. If you are considering a heating replacement in Clinton Township or Troy, MI, give our team of professionals a call today. 

We would be happy to answer any questions or help you schedule an appointment, furnace evaluation, and estimate. Just request service online or call (586) 496-4862 to get started.