G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Installation’

Too Big, Too Small, or Just Right?

Monday, January 14th, 2019

furnaceSelecting the right furnace for your home might feel like something out of a children’s tale: you have to find the system that is just right. An oversized or undersized furnace can leave you dealing with a handful of issues, costing you both time and money. The best thing that you can do to avoid furnace repair in Everett, WA is to have your system professionally installed.

One common misconception amongst homeowners is that if the furnace physically fits within the space where it is housed, then it will work just fine. Without consulting with a trained professional, homeowners make decisions based on what will fit rather than what their home’s specific needs are. This usually leads to the purchase of an oversized or undersized unit. Below, we have listed the implications of installing an oversized or undersized furnace, as well as the tell-tale signs that your system might not be a good fit. 

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The Benefits of Proper Furnace Installation in Everett

Monday, December 17th, 2012

With a quality installation and professional maintenance there is no reason you should not be able to expect years of dependable home heating performance from your furnace in Everett. You can never expect to get the best possible performance from your gas or electric furnace if the installation is not handled by a qualified, professional service technician though. Make sure that you not only get the right furnace for your home but that you get the best service that furnace has to offer by letting G & S Heating, Cooling and Electrical handle you installation.

Having a professional Everett heating technician perform your furnace installation benefits you and your home heating system in many ways. The very first way it does so comes even before the installation itself. Chances are you are not sure just what size the furnace you need in your home should be. We can help you make the right decision. If you furnace is too small it will be prone to damage as it struggles to attain temperatures beyond its capability. If it is too large it will bring temperatures up too quickly, causing it to short cycle and experience excessive wear and tear.

When you are dealing with any type of fuel source – gas, oil, electricity or otherwise – there is always the possibility for the development of a dangerous situation in your home. It is necessary that your furnace installation be handled by a professional to minimize this risk. There is no better way to ensure the safe operation of your furnace.

Plus, having your furnace properly installed by a home heating expert is the best way to ensure that you get the most efficient performance that that furnace has to offer. Do not spend more money for a weaker performance from your home heating system. Call to schedule a professional installation today.

Get the most out of your new furnace in Everett by scheduling a proper, professional installation. G & S is glad to help. We want you to enjoy the efficient, effective heating service you deserve. Contact G & S Heating, Cooling and Electrical today.

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Everett Heating Installation: Testimonial from Mary R

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Having new equipment installed in your house can be a big project. You not only need to decide the make, model, and size of your new unit, but you also have to find the right company to install it. Especially with heating and air conditioning, when so many things can go wrong if you have a sloppy installation, it is important to know a contractor who will do the job right.

We always make sure that our technicians answer all your questions and walk you through the installation process. Here is what Mary in Everett wrote to us about her recent furnace and heat pump installation:

A big thank you to your team of professionals who installed my new furnace and the heat pump; they did an excellent job. Special kudos goes out to the technician who crawled in and out of my drawl space and was the one who figured out why the new thermostat was not working. Please let him know I got all my settings in place without getting that engineering degree!

– Mary R. in Everett

Thanks Mary! We are happy that you like your new heating system. Remember that regular maintenance will keep it working efficiently and cut down on future repairs!

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Green Lake Heating Tip: Signs of an Undersized Furnace

Monday, December 12th, 2011

If you’re purchasing a new furnace for your Green Lake home, you want to avoid buying one that is undersized for your particular space. To do that, here are some common signs that the furnace isn’t powerful enough for the heating needs of your home. These signs might appear for an older furnace as well, especially as it ages and loses its ability to provide adequate heat for your home.

Maintaining Temperature

The most common (and in many cases only) sign that your furnace is undersized is that the device simply doesn’t maintain the temperature in your home properly. This means that when turned on to full and left for a few hours, your furnace doesn’t heat your home to the thermostat setting.

This can be due to an improper load calculation or a load calculation that wasn’t taken at all. The perfectly sized furnace will heat your home evenly on the coldest day your area is likely to have. So, undersizing should be pretty evident – if it doesn’t heat your home evenly and it’s not exceptionally cold outside, you might not have enough BTUs under the hood.

How to Fix the Problem

The problem is one that varies depending on the severity of the undersizing. Modern furnaces are often available with two stages, meaning they can operate at both a low BTU rating (often around 40K or so) and a higher BTU rating (70K or higher). This is the perfect solution for homeowners worried about undersizing because it ensures that your home always has enough heat in reserve should the weather get exceptionally cold.

For example, most furnaces are sized for extremely low temperatures, but if the temperature jumps up to 50 degrees F outside, your furnace is now oversized for that weather. A two stage furnace offers solutions for both common conditions and extreme conditions and will resolve most of the concern you have about undersizing and not having enough heat to offset outdoor temperatures.

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Things to Look For When Buying a Heating System in Issaquah

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

If you are in the market for a new or replacement heating system in Issaquah and don’t know much about heating systems, you are not alone. Many homeowners are in the same boat as you. And many of that number put their trust in their local, professional, and qualified heating and cooling contractor to find the right furnace for their homes.

Before calling for an estimate, there are some things you can do to “prepare” yourself for one of the most important purchase you can make. Here is a checklist of things you should look for when buying a heating system.

Know your energy alternatives. There are lots of options today when it comes to heating your home. Gone are the days when the choices were so cut and dried.  Check with your heating and cooling contractor for suggestions.

  1. Know what size your furnace should be. Furnaces are not “one size fits all.” The size of the furnace is determined by its Btu (British thermal unit) rating. For example, a one-story ranch home on a crawl space requires less heating capacity than a two-story colonial with a basement, thus it would require a furnace with a smaller numbered Btu rating. A home with a great deal of heat loss through windows and doors may require various furnace sizes. And don’t forget about insulation. Insulation can affect the furnace size, too. Again, check with your heating and cooling contractor for recommendations.
  2. How much room do you need for your furnace? Some homes have mechanical rooms for furnaces and water heaters while others utilize attics, basements, or crawlspaces for furnaces. If you think you need a big furnace to heat a big home, think again. Furnace manufacturers have been downsizing their heating equipment for years, while maintaining the same heating capacities. One example are wall hung boilers, which utilize water and electric as heating sources and are installed on a wall, making the unit easy to locate and easy to service – while at the same time being off the floor and out of the way.
  3. Will your heating system be “plug and play?” New furnaces can take the place of the ones they are replacing by using the same space. But sometimes a replacement unit may need some altering to fit into an existing duct system. It is almost a given that a new plenum (the part attaching the furnace to the ductwork) will have to be fabricated. But the new furnace may also require some other modifications to an existing duct system. You should understand this ahead of time and be prepared to pay additional costs.
  4. A box is a box is a box. As a rule, most heating systems are made the same. In some cases, one furnace manufacturer may produce several different brand names. The best “brand” is the heating and cooling contractor who installs and services your heating equipment. Do your homework ahead of time and find a qualified and professional contractor. Ask friends and family for recommendations. This is may be the most important thing to look for when buying a heating system

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