No heater lasts forever, not even with our expert repair team extending its lifespan. When your heater or furnace has breathed its last, the heating replacement team in Cranberry Township at Homer Nine and Sons, Inc. is only a phone call away, with efficient and cost-effective new units that can get you back to peak comfort in no time.
When Should I Replace My Heater?
When your heater isn’t working, your first instinct is, naturally, to get it repaired. However, there comes a point in the life of every heater or furnace when repairs, even ones from our highly qualified team, just aren’t enough to keep it running. When that day comes, we can help you lay your old unit to rest and install a reliable new unit in its place. If your unit fits one or more of the following criteria, it’s time to give our heating replacement team a call.
Your Heater Needs to Be Replaced If:
- It’s over 15 years old
- It’s needing repairs more and more frequently
- You’re exhibiting symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning
- The burner flame has changed color
- Your utility bills have gone up without warning
The Benefits of a New, Top-of-the-Line Heater
If you need a new heater or furnace in Cranberry Township, you want to make sure you’re getting the best model on the market. We accept nothing but the best for our customers, and that includes making sure you have access to reliable, efficient, and effective heaters that can keep you and your loved ones warm for decades to come. Our new heating units get you the best quality heated air available, along with a whole host of other benefits, including:
- Lower utility costs
- No accumulated dust entering your air supply
- Access to new comfort technologies
- Much lower risk of carbon monoxide buildup
- Fewer breakdowns
What Type of Furnace Should You Get?
Choosing the right furnace for your home is a crucial decision that can significantly impact your comfort, energy efficiency, and utility bills. With various options available, it's essential to understand the major types of furnaces – natural gas, oil, electric, and propane – along with their respective advantages and considerations. Each type has its strengths and drawbacks, so it's crucial to evaluate your specific needs and circumstances before making a choice.
Natural Gas Furnace:
Natural gas furnaces are one of the most popular choices for heating homes. They utilize a clean and efficient fuel source – natural gas – which is piped directly into your home from a utility provider. The key advantages of natural gas furnaces include:
- Cost-effectiveness: Natural gas is often more affordable than oil or propane, making it an economical choice in regions with a reliable gas supply.
- Energy efficiency: Gas furnaces typically have high energy efficiency ratings, resulting in reduced energy consumption and lower utility bills.
- Lower emissions: Compared to oil and propane, natural gas produces fewer emissions, making it a more environmentally friendly option.
However, there are some considerations to keep in mind:
- Availability: Natural gas may not be accessible in all areas, especially in rural locations. Before considering a gas furnace, ensure that a gas line is available in your neighborhood.
- Installation cost: While natural gas furnaces offer long-term cost savings, the initial installation cost can be higher than electric alternatives.
Oil furnaces use heating oil stored in a tank on your property. They have been a traditional heating option for many homes, especially in regions without a natural gas supply. Some of the benefits of oil furnaces include:
- Heating power: Oil furnaces provide high heat output, making them suitable for cold climates and larger homes.
- Independence from gas lines: If natural gas is not available, oil furnaces offer an alternative heating solution.
- Durability: With proper maintenance, oil furnaces can have a long lifespan.
However, there are several considerations for oil furnaces:
- Higher operating costs: Heating oil prices can fluctuate and be higher than natural gas and electricity, leading to increased operational expenses.
- Environmental impact: Oil furnaces produce more emissions compared to natural gas, which may not be the most environmentally friendly option.
Electric furnaces are powered by electricity and are relatively common in areas where other fuel sources are limited. Some advantages of electric furnaces include:
- Simple installation: Electric furnaces do not require fuel storage or exhaust systems, simplifying the installation process.
- Safety: Electric furnaces do not involve combustion, reducing the risk of carbon monoxide leaks.
- Low upfront cost: Electric furnaces typically have a lower initial cost compared to other furnace types.
However, there are important considerations for electric furnaces:
- Higher operating costs: Electric furnaces can be more expensive to operate, especially in regions with high electricity rates.
- Energy efficiency: Electric furnaces may not be as energy-efficient as natural gas or propane alternatives.
Propane furnaces use propane gas stored in a tank on your property. They are a common choice for rural areas where natural gas is unavailable. The advantages of propane furnaces include:
- Versatility: Propane can power not only furnaces but also other appliances like stoves and water heaters.
- Convenience: Propane can be delivered to your home, eliminating the need to monitor fuel levels.
- Environmental friendliness: Propane is a cleaner-burning fuel compared to oil, reducing emissions.
However, consider the following for propane furnaces:
- Fuel cost: Propane prices can fluctuate and may be higher than natural gas in certain regions.
- Tank storage: Propane requires on-site storage, which means you'll need space for a propane tank.
Choosing the right furnace depends on factors such as fuel availability, climate, energy efficiency, and upfront/operational costs. Consult with Homer Nine and Sons, Inc. to make an informed decision that keeps your home comfortable and energy-efficient.
We Make Installation Fast and Easy
The thought of any kind of heating service occurring in your Cranberry Township home may make you nervous, but our heater and furnace installation team takes every measure to make the process as stress-free as possible. Our clean, quick, and professional installation team will get your new heater up and running in no time, without leaving a mess behind or making you wait around all day for them to show up.
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“Homer nine served my furnace today. Tom was the tech. I could not be more happy with the service. I've been in service for 30 years. I will stay with Homer nine because of employees like Tom.” - Jeff D.