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How to Choose the Right Furnace

Are you thinking about upgrading your furnace but not quite sure where to begin?

We understand. Furnaces are more efficient than ever, with a plethora of features designed to keep you comfortable. They come in different sizes and shapes, some more powerful than others. They also have different price points based on their efficiency ratings.

The thermostat is the brains of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. But it’s the furnace that provides all the muscle, teaming up with your ductwork to send warm air throughout your Nevada home.

And always remember, a happy home is a warm one! It would only take a few cold days in a row with no indoor heat for all the pipes in your home to freeze.

What matters most is to pick the right furnace that fits your budget and the size of your home. Our team at Nevada Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Fireplace has the knowledge and expertise to help you make that choice. We’re a trusted name in the Sparks for creating healthy homes. Give us a call today—we can schedule a free consultation to help with your next home improvement project.

Choosing the Right Furnace by Fuel Type

Your first decision is easy: choosing the fuel type.

The most common source is natural gas. Your local utility company supplies the fuel delivered to your home through an underground gas line. The price of natural gas is relatively stable, so you don’t have to worry about cost fluctuations. Plus, you never need to worry about storage.

  • If you have access to a natural gas line, we strongly recommend a gas furnace. These furnaces have proven their value over the years for providing steady comfort on the coldest of days.
  • Oil furnaces are a popular alternative in the United States, particularly in parts of the Northeast that do not have easy access to natural gas. These types of furnaces last longer than a gas furnace but do not operate as efficiently. Oil prices fluctuate more than natural gas prices, making it harder to gauge your monthly expenses. Plus, you will need a storage tank for the oil.
  • Electric furnaces tend to last longer than gas furnaces and cost less to install. On the other hand, they are more expensive to operate and take longer to heat your home. Anyone living in a cold climate would enjoy more comfort with a gas or oil furnace.

Choosing the Right Furnace Speed

Furnaces run at different speeds. The operating speed you choose will impact your comfort, budget, and indoor air quality (IAQ).

Single-stage furnaces have just two settings, on or off. Your furnace switches on and continues to run to reach the desired temperature. Once it reaches the temperature, the furnace turns off. Single-stage furnaces are the most affordable models and easiest to install. But they are the least efficient and tend to create hot and cold spots in larger homes.

Two-stage furnaces run at full-speed and half-speed. This allows your furnace to heat your home more evenly, producing a more consistent temperature from room to room. In addition to producing better heating, the half-speed setting is much quieter.

Variable speed furnaces are the gold standard of the heating world. These models adjust their speeds to provide precise comfort. They run longer at slower speeds, improving efficiencies while lowering your energy bills. Because they do not frequently cycle on and off, these systems tend to have fewer breakdowns.

Variable speed furnaces are much more adept in maintaining your indoor air quality, catching harmful particles, and eliminating excess moisture that causes mold growth. Larger homes benefit tremendously from variable speed furnaces.

Choosing an Efficient Furnace

The AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating on your furnace indicates how much energy it converts. An energy-efficient furnace with an AFUE rating of 95 can convert 95 percent of the energy it consumes into heat.

The higher the AFUE rating, the more money you save on monthly utility bills. Energy-efficient furnaces emit fewer greenhouse gases and make less noise when they operate. If you want to reduce your home’s carbon footprint, the perfect place to start is with your heating and cooling equipment!

How Much Money Can a New Furnace Save You?

Our AFUE energy savings calculator can help determine how much you could save on your utility bills. Just enter your current unit’s AFUE value and compare it to a newer, more efficient system.

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Furnace Installation or Replacement

Don’t invest in a quality HVAC system and then hire a substandard contractor to install it. You will never enjoy the full benefits of a system installed incorrectly.

At Nevada Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Fireplace, we specialize in installing equipment the right way. We take our time to ensure everything is measured correctly. Our team will also conduct a thorough energy audit of your home to find additional ways to lower your energy use.

Furnace Repairs

Odd sounding noises, a spike in energy bills, or constant cycling—these signs indicate a problem with your furnace. Don’t wait for a minor issue to turn into a costly problem. Give us a call today if you detect a problem with your HVAC system. We promise never to replace a part unless necessary—or if we can demonstrate significant cost savings.

Furnace Maintenance

Want to get the most value from your HVAC system? Develop a preventative maintenance plan. Doing so can rejuvenate your equipment, increase your comfort, and lower your operating costs.

Give us a call today and ask about our customized Comfort Club Plus tailored to fit your budget and needs. Enjoy peace of mind knowing a trusted professional is watching over your HVAC equipment.

Call Us Today

Our entire team at Nevada Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Fireplace values the trust you placed in our company—we promise to work extra hard to keep your business. Let us install your next furnace. Give our Sparks, NV, office a call today for a free consultation. Call us at 775-323-5585 or request service online today.

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“Our furance and air conditioner installers were Garrett Adrian and Christian S. They came first thing in the morning with friendly smiles and a great attitude and work ethic. They were here twelve hours and left with the same great attitude. They removed our old furnace from a very tight place and took everything away and installed the smaller new replacement and did the same with the air conditioner. They worked through several equipment issues until everything was installed and tested multiple times. They are excellent representatives for the company. Thanks guys. Mike and Linda”
- Mike B.

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“David M. came today to service my heater. He was great. He was professional, thorough, informative, and friendly. I also appreciated his cleanliness and efficiency. I am very glad I chose to use your company. Your employees are really decent hard-working people. Thank You!”

- Janet E.

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“Recently had my gas furnace replaced. The installers Roger, Adrian, and Anthony did a great job. They kept me updated on the progress and made the install go smoothly. They were courteous and knowledgeable.I appreciate their efforts with the upgrade and also improved the air flow of my AC. Thanks guys.”

- Dave M.

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“Technician Jacob H. went above and beyond while servicing my furnace. He was professional and courteous and he explained everything he was doing while servicing my furnace. His knowledge about my product was excellent and he ensured I was happy before he ended his service call with me. After servicing my furnace I could feel and hear the difference of a tuned-up furnace.

Plus, he was very pleasant to speak with and I felt safe. It’s important to feel safe when someone is alone with you in your house. I give him 5 stars!

Thank you Nevada Heating and thank you, Jacob.”

- Geraldine M.

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“I’m thankful for Nevada Heating being so readily available to get my furnace up and running so quickly especially when the weather quickly changed from spring back to winter. Nick was extremely courteous and diagnosed the problem and got the part ordered and installed quickly.”

- Kathy O.

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“If I had only a few words, I would say of Kevin and Vince on our new furnace installation: TENACITY and GRACE. These guys are the ultimate professionals. Our installation presented them not only with almost impossibly close quarters in which to work, but a very involved correction of auxiliary system(s) that had been responsible for the failure of our prior, aging furnace. At no point did they ever demean the workmanship of that which they were correcting. They were presented with difficult challenges throughout the installation, but never even once displayed even the slightest frustration. I so admire their approach and cannot speak highly enough of KEVIN and VINCE and NEVADA HEATING in general. We’ll sleep better now that we’re under the diligent and warranted care of remarkable folks.”

- Jo B.

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“Shamar was very thorough and efficient in the work he performed, both gas furnace and hot water heater. He explained what he was doing, let us know what the results were and was very personable. Very good representative of your company.”

- Gary P.

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“David M was fantastic to work with — he was knowledgeable, very personable, and kind. He informed us of furnace operation, and maintenance and helped inform us of steps to improve air quality in the home. Highly recommend David to anyone that wants a professional technician in their home.”

- Bonnie c.

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“Had our furnace maintenance today from your technician David M. I am very pleased with the services he performed, and based on that good service, I have signed up to extend our yearly maintenance service again. I have always been pleased with the service I have received from Nevada Heating.”

- Bill B.

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“David M came to perform a yearly inspection of our furnace. He was polite, efficient and also was observant and pointed out a slight problem with the water heater venting pipe. He was able to repair it while here, which was greatly appreciated.”

- Rosemarie B.

Need Furnace Service?

Contact the experts at Nevada Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Fireplace.

Call us at 775-323-5585!