If you’re thinking of scheduling an upgrade or replacement to a new propane furnace, you might be worrying about the length of time you’ll be without heat. Whether your old system conked out unexpectedly and you’re racing against the next cold snap—or you’re planning to replace your old furnace at the end of the season—the actual installation only takes a few hours!
The real work is making sure you get the right heating equipment for your needs. And that’s where the pros at Depew Energy can help. When you call us, we’ll help you assess your specific household needs, navigate your available options, and find the best choice for your budget and your space. Plus, we can even see if your system qualifies for any state or manufacturer rebates, too!
The bigger the house, the more Btus you will need to heat it comfortably. An average home of between 1,600 and 4,000 square feet will need a system that generates about 100,000 Btus. Here’s a rough guide:
|Square Feet||Typical Btus|
|700 – 1,500||40,000 – 60,000|
|1,300 – 3,000||80,000 – 100,000|
|1,600 – 4,000||100,000 – 125,000|
|2,000 – 5,000||125,000 – 150,000|
What’s the big deal if you get the wrong size? Too small and you won’t be able to heat your home adequately. But in addition to a less comfortable home, your equipment will work harder to try to keep up, resulting in “short cycles”—turning on and off frequently. It’s annoying, and it also puts a great deal more wear on your system.
So, wouldn’t an oversize system be a good thing? It’s not. When the blower fan is too powerful (because it’s sized to send warmed air through a much bigger space) you can end up with leaks in your ductwork. It can also result in pressure buildup that will cause your equipment to work too hard.
In either case, you’ll have to replace your furnace much sooner than if you had the proper sized equipment for your home.
When you’re investing in a big piece of your home’s infrastructure, looking for good value is important but remember that there’s something to the adage that you get what you pay for. If the cost of your heating furnace looks too good to be true, it probably is. A low-cost system is frequently made with low-quality parts put together by unskilled laborers who work for businesses that cut corners. With a cheap furnace, you’ll end up paying more in the long run, with increased heating costs or with future repairs. In most situations, it’s usually both.
We only sell and install equipment with strong reputations for quality and can help you choose a model that will suit your needs as well as your budget. With furnaces from brands including PurePro, Burnham and Buderus to name a few, you can feel confident that your new equipment will perform well and give you years of warmth and comfort for years to come.
When it comes to the cost of installation, again: remember you get what you pay for! Lots of contractors offer tempting estimates for replacement heating equipment. The catch is that usually these cookie-cutter jobs usually result in poor performance and costly repairs or refits.
We know no house is the same, and that’s why our technicians treat every job like a custom project. They take the time to get the job done right, to ensure maximum efficiency and the best return on your investment. Depew Energy also offers money-saving protection plans that include seasonal maintenance to help you protect your investment and ensure decades of comfort!
When you ask us to install new heating equipment, we take the time to evaluate your home’s infrastructure, discuss any comfort problems you have and listen carefully to what you want. And then we make sure you get exactly that.
By doing the job right the first time, we’ll help you save time and money on repairs and refits in the future. You’ll also enjoy better efficiency, which helps keeps heating costs manageable.
Contact us today to get started.