Furnace Services, Installation, and Repair Monroe, MI
A furnace is integral to keeping your home warm, especially during winters in Monroe and surrounding areas. However, choosing the right furnace can be tricky without professional guidance. Iceberg’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning features highly trained and skilled furnace technicians to help you from start to finish. And, after installing your furnace, we offer a 5-year 100% satisfaction guarantee, as well as maintenance plans and 24-hour emergency repair services. Other services include everything from installation, repair, ductwork, to inspection and maintenance for your furnaces.
A furnace connects to an indoor fan and to the ductwork in your home. The three primary fuel types are gas furnaces, oil furnaces, and electric furnaces. The mechanical types of furnace include the following:
Basic Single-Stage Furnace
The primary benefit of a single-stage furnace is its low heating cost and ease of use. The furnace is either on or off, blowing hot air at full capacity or not at all. These types of furnaces have an alternating current (AC) and a single-speed blower that deliver the maximum amount of treated air to the space.
Two-stage furnaces provide more control over your home heating by including a two-stage thermostat. Stage one operates at 60%-70% for colder days, and stage two operates at 30%-40% for mild days. By slowing and elongating the heating cycles, your home heats evenly. Longer heating cycles and an even comfort level saves you hundreds in electrical and fuel costs.
Two-Stage Variable Speed Furnace
Similar to the basic Two-stage furnace, the two-stage variable furnace operates using two-stage heating, pushing more heat on colder days and less on mild days.
Benefits of a Two-stage variable speed furnace:
- Two-stage heating
- Continuous circulating air within duct system
- Utilizes a direct current (DC) or electric-commuted motor
- Low electricity usage
- Rebate if furnace is equipped with advanced main circulating fan
- Possible federal tax credit
- Low fuel usage
The modulating furnace uses variable heating similar to the two-stage variable speed furnace, however it differs with a modulation in the gas valve. Modulating furnaces run at 33% of heating capacity and increase by single-degree increments until they reach 100% output. All this translates into huge fuel savings, increased comfort levels, and low operating costs.
HVAC experts agree that an annual furnace inspection can prolong the life of your Monroe furnace, save energy, and decrease health risks for you and your family. Scheduling an annual furnace inspection can keep you from waking up to a cold house in the event your furnace goes out. Not only that, a furnace inspection can reveal carbon monoxide leaks, which are hard to detect because the gas is colorless and odorless. If you choose to skip your annual furnace inspection, whether it's gas or electric, can lead to your furnace running less efficiently, making it work even harder, and increasing your monthly utility bills.
If you think it’s about time to replace your furnace, know that you have options. The average life expectancy of furnaces in homes today is between 16 and 20 years. If your furnace is close to this age or older, you should begin shopping. Furnaces also tend to lose efficiency as they age. So if you’ve been thinking about a possible replacement and have noticed an increase on your utility bills, it may be time to have it replaced. Keep in mind that a new furnace can be quite an investment. They range from around 3,000-15,000 dollars. Give Iceberg’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning a call to find out which furnace is right for you and learn about our financing options.
As we said above, it’s important to keep your home furnace is good condition. It will extend the life of your furnace and ensure you and your family are protected from possible health hazards. As your furnace ages, you need for furnace maintenance and repair will dramatically increase. Consider looking at one of the maintenance plans we offer at Iceberg’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning in order to save you money in the long run.
Emergency Furnace Repair
When it comes to addressing a problem with any of these types of furnaces, it is important you enlist the help of Iceberg's One Hour for any emergency furnace repair. We understand the whole range of furnaces, and as such, we understand how to repair the whole spectrum. We come prepared to any job we take on, ready to do a repair or full replacement if necessary. Your furnace is safe in the hands of Iceberg's One Hour.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
After reading on the different functions and types of furnaces, we tend to get some frequently asked questions. Those include:
How Often Should I Replace my Furnace Filter? When we get this question, we stress and err on the side of caution. That means we suggest you replace your filters monthly. Some sources may say to do it less frequently, but we don't. We know that a monthly change ensures better breathing air inside the home. and in turn, healthier family members.
How often should routine maintenance be performed on my furnace? We insist and ensure routine maintenance happens regularly, as our particular climate here in Minnesota can be pretty unpredictable sometimes. With hectic and chaotic weather changes, there can be extensive wear and tear on your furnace. Make sure that maintenance is done with every seasonal change.
Should I install a natural gas or propane furnace? This really depends on the size of your home and the needs of your family. Propane can be a cheaper energy alternative to electricity, but some families feel more comfortable not utilizing a propane furnace. Propane is not toxic or damaging and will not harm the environment if it is released into the atmosphere while natural gas is a greenhouse gas and can be a turnoff for environmentally minded families.
What type of filter should I use for my furnace and how often should it be replaced? It’s most ideal to check your filter once a month. Depending on the type of filter and your furnace usage will impact how often your filter should be replaced. With higher efficiency furnaces, 3-inch filters are becoming more common, and with that you should change your furnace filter every three months. If you’re still using a 1-inch filter, go ahead and plan to change it monthly.
To discuss furnace options, heating installation and repair, or questions you have about furnace types, contact us or call (734) 265-0922 to speak to our Comfort Specialists. Our technicians are available 24 hours, 7 days a week for emergency furnace installation and furnace repair.