Furnace Installation

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Southern AC and Heating is a NATE certified, fully insured HVAC contractor servicing the greater Morgan City area. We provide the absolute best furnace installations and replacements. Our pricing is transparent and we provide all of our customers with free estimates on their heating installations.

How much should it cost to install a furnace

According to a recent study, a new furnace will cost you anywhere from $1,500 to $6,500. Installation can cost anywhere from $2,100 to $8,500 depending on the unit, accessibility, and labor costs. Mid-efficiency furnaces cost $1,500 to $2,000.

The annual fuel utilization efficiency of mid-efficiency furnaces is usually between 80% and 89%. Price is going to be affected by the brand you choose, how large your home is, how efficient your new unit will be, availability of the units, and any extra labor needed to install the unit.

Installing a furnace is a long-term investment, which is the main reason it costs so much. You can expect your furnace to last 15 years or even longer.

A full furnace installation costs between $4,820 and $9,350 on average in the United States. Installation fees, ductwork, removing the old furnace, and disposal are included, as well as any other upgrades required for installation.

The cost of a full furnace installation varies greatly depending on the type of furnace being installed and whether you’re installing a forced air furnace or a heat pump system.

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What is included in furnace installation

It is pretty easy to understand how a furnace is installed. Replacement furnace expenses include the cost of the furnace unit, labor charges, and disposal of the old unit and equipment, as well as any permits required. Most of the time, replacing ductwork is not necessary. When you remove your old ducts, it is important to know that they must be replaced with the same type of ductwork as the new furnace.

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How long does it take to remove and install a furnace

Depending on the complexity of the job, a residential furnace installation usually takes 4-8 hours. A certain amount of extra time may be required to accommodate modifications to ductwork, electrical, or gas lines to properly match the new equipment.

Our Heating Installation specialists have been performing quality heating installations for years. With the help of our highly trained technicians, we will make sure you are completely satisfied with the job. We are available 24/7, so if you need us for emergency service, we can come out right away.

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How hard is it to install a furnace

It takes a lot of work and effort to replace a furnace. It is important to consider and account for a wide variety of factors. As a major investment, replacing a furnace should never be attempted by a homeowner themselves.

Many people choose to hire a professional who has the training and experience needed to install the best replacement furnace. The first step in any project is to determine what kind of furnace you need which is where this HVAC company can guide you through the choices. The most common types are split systems, heat pumps, or baseboard heaters. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Can I install my own furnace?

Ultimately, the savings are not worth the risk involved with installing a furnace yourself. The best choice for all furnace installation, repair, and maintenance is to hire a qualified, professional HVAC contractor. 

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How long does it take to remove and install a furnace

Depending on the complexity of the job, a residential furnace installation usually takes 4-8 hours. A certain amount of extra time may be required to accommodate modifications to ductwork, electrical, or gas lines to properly match the new equipment.

Our Heating Installation specialists have been performing quality heating installations for years. With the help of our highly trained technicians, we will make sure you are completely satisfied with the job. We are available 24/7, so if you need us for emergency service, we can come out right away.

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The Best Furnace Brands:

  • Heil
  • Goodman
  • Rheem
  • Ruud
  • Armstrong
  • Maytag
  • American Standard
  • Carrier
  • Bryant
  • York

Should I replace a 30 year old furnace

Regardless of the logic behind it, you should expect your furnace to last between 15-20 years. Most experts recommend that when your furnace reaches 15 years old you begin looking for a replacement.

By the time your furnace reaches 30 years old, it’s probably not worth repairing your. New units will be much more energy efficient and will require much less ongoing repairs in comparison to a 30 year old unit.

Furnaces usually last for 20 to 30 years. You shouldn’t wait long before replacing yours, however. In about 15 years or so, if you have experienced significant problems with your furnace and have needed frequent repairs, you may want to consider replacing it.

After 15 years of use, assuming your furnace is replaced (as we recommend), you’ll save close to $1,300 in fuel every year. An 80% furnace would cost $927.45 more than a 90% one, based on fuel expenses. High-efficiency furnaces may be worth the additional cost if they end up saving you money in the long run.

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Signs to Replace Your Furnace

1. The Age of Your System

The first step is to check the furnace’s age. Since most homeowners moved into their homes with their furnace already installed, there’s a chance it has reached the end of its life. You can find your furnace’s model number in its owner’s manual or on the machine itself to then look up how old your unit is. A furnace’s lifespan is roughly 15 to 20 years, depending on how well it is maintained and used.


2. Rising Energy Bills

Your system may be less efficient if your energy bills increase. Units not working correctly will need to run longer and harder to heat the same amount of space as a well working unit. If you’ve noticed a significant raise in your utility bills without a large change in usage, it may be time to replace your old unit.


3. Excessive Dust, Dirt, Soot or Rust Particles

It’s a sure sign that you need a new furnace if dust, dander, soot, rust, dirt, or rust are building up in your home while the furnace is on.


4. Home Humidity Problems

In the winter, homeowners are concerned about the humidity in their homes, especially if they have hardwood floors. When you notice that the air in your home is dry when you’ve set your furnace to a higher humidity level, it’s probably problems with the furnace.


‍5. Rooms are Heating Unevenly

Your furnace may be the cause of uneven (or no) heating in different rooms in your home. Heating your home evenly can become more difficult as your furnace ages.


6. Unusual noise or buzzing, rattling, or humming in your furnace

The system may be in need of replacement if it runs louder than usual, buzzes or rattles, or other structural issues develop.


7. Furnace Has Visible Signs of Rust or Cracks in or Around System

If you notice signs of rust or cracks developing around or on top of your furnace, you should replace it immediately. As furnaces age, this happens naturally.


8. Frequent Repairs

In the past two years, you have called an HVAC contractor several times to fix your heating system, according to your repair bills. You should call for a free estimate if your repair man appears more often than your friends.

9. Strange Noises or Banging

The end of a furnace’s life can often bring about strange noises like banging, popping, rattling, and squealing. There may be excessive noise, frequent on-and-off cycles, or occasional cold air blowing from the furnace. All of these could indicate that it needs to be replaced.

It’s imperative to contact an HVAC contractor for replacement options if you have observed any of the above signs in your furnace. Your family’s safety isn’t just impacted by a reliable heating system this winter. The carbon monoxide, dust and dander produced by your furnace can cause health issues if inhaled.

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How to choose a furnace installation company

Start by asking your neighbors, relatives, and friends for recommendations. Referrals from a trusted individual who has previously worked with an HVAC company are likely to be the most dependable. They may have different ideas of affordable, quality service than you, but nevertheless, their suggestions provide a good place to begin.


Your favorite search engine can be used to run a query. Search for “HVAC contractors in Morgan City” or “ac repair near me” or “furnace repair near me” into the search bar and see what comes up. Here you can find a list of all the HVAC contractors in your area.


You can then visit online business directories such as Yelp, BBB, review sites and much more.
You can request recommendations on many communities’ Facebook pages. Keep in mind not all recommendations are unbiased as the Morgan City area is very tightly knit and many people will recommend their friends or family. These recommendations must still be carefully evaluated.

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Narrow Down the List:

Once you’ve done the previous steps you should then narrow down the choices to a few companies.

Read the reviews for each company on your list on Angie’s List, Yelp, or other directories if you didn’t thoroughly review them on Angie’s List, Yelp, or other directories.For each company, search for its Google business page. Find out how many reviews each has received and how many stars it has received. Use this information to vet prospective candidates.

You can then visit the website of each contractor. Most professional companies will have a website that details their services, certifications, suppliers, recommendations, and information about the owners. This is a good place to find whether these companies are insured and are NATE certified.

You’ll want to only work with those companies with insurance, this protects yourself from lawsuits and shows that the company is not just a man with a truck. You’ll also want to make sure they’re NATE certified.

The NATE certification shows the technicians have passed rigorous testing on air conditioning, heating, ventilation, and refrigeration. Check out the social media pages of each HVAC contractor. In order to keep their social media presence active, these companies will post photos of their completed work and happy clients. This gives you a better understanding of how the contractor works and the way he or she interacts with clients.

Reach out for a quote from each of the companies that you feel comfortable with. If they will not provide a free estimate that should be a red flag.

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Why Choose Southern AC and Heating for your Furnace Installation

Southern AC and Heating is fully insured, NATE certified, has a 5 star rating on Google, and we have years of experience installing, repairing, and maintaining furnaces in the greater Morgan City area. We pride ourselves on our customer service and transparent pricing. We’ll guide you through the entire process of installing your new furnace from picking the right size unit, brand, and installation process. If you’re ready for a free furnace installation estimate, give us a call today!

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904 Fig St Morgan City, LA 70380
(985) 498-2576
https://southernacandheat.com/

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