Vital Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Replacement’

Rate Your Furnace’s Performance for the Winter

Monday, March 1st, 2021
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At the end of winter, we recommend you take a few moments to think about your furnace’s performance over the past season. If you have a relatively young furnace, you probably enjoyed consistent heating from it without any concerns. Older furnaces may start to encounter troubles, and it’s a good idea to consider if any of those troubles indicates a need for furnace service or even a new furnace installation in Indianapolis, IN. Planning is critical for ensuring you continue to receive the highest quality heating and energy efficiency from your HVAC system.

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How Much Will a High-Efficiency Furnace Save Me?

Monday, February 15th, 2021
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If you’re reading this blog post, you probably are considering getting a furnace replacement in Indianapolis, IN at some point in the near future. Maybe your current furnace is starting to fall behind and you’re ready to get a new one once the winter weather is past. Or perhaps your furnace is already on the verge of failing and you think the time for a replacement is imminent. 

Whatever the reason, you’re considering investing in a high-efficiency furnace with an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) of 95% or higher. This can be a big change from an old mid-efficiency furnace with an 85% efficiency, or from an even older furnace with a meager 70% AFUE. How much can you expect to save with one of these high-efficiency systems?

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Does a Gas Furnace Make the Air in My Home Drier?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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You’ve probably heard this before: “Running a gas furnace during the winter may keep you warm, but it also dries out the air.” Since winter conditions are already drier than the rest of the year because more moisture has solidified out of the air, this can create serious problems for a house. Low humidity makes it harder to keep warm, which means running the furnace even more often. Low humidity also creates potential health problems by drying up sinus membranes, and it can cause damage to wood and painted surfaces.

But is it true that a gas furnace lowers indoor humidity?

The answer isn’t a straightforward one.

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Are You Ready to Let Go of Your Furnace?

Monday, December 9th, 2019
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We understand that you might have had that furnace in your home ever since you moved in. For something that came with the house, we are sure it must be quite old. That unit could have been responsible for making your home much more comfortable during all those cold winters in Indianapolis. However, it might be time that you let go of that old unit.

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