Star Heating & Cooling is a local heating and air conditioning company located in Central Indiana. We have over 30 years of experience and employ only the best and most qualified HVAC experts in the business.
We are committed to serving all of your comfort needs. Furnace installation in Fishers, IN is just one facet of many – we do it all!
We’re Leaders in Furnace Installation
One of the most popular heating services we offer is furnace replacement. However, it can be difficult to know when exactly your furnace needs to be replaced. As a result, some people wait until it’s too late to call a company to install a new furnace. As experts in the field, we’re here to tell you what to look for if you’re considering replacing your furnace soon.
Signs Your Furnace Needs to be Replaced
If your Fishers furnace is noisy or is running louder than usual, these are signs that it’s time to replace it. Typically, a furnace only makes a lot of noise if it has cracks, leaks or other structural issues that compromise its functionality.
Rattling, popping or banging noises are telltale signs that a furnace may be at the end of its life.
Higher Energy Bills
Higher-than-usual energy bills are another sign of a malfunctioning furnace. Energy bills shouldn’t have sudden dramatic increases if there has been regular maintenance. However, if there’s a jump in what you’re paying monthly, it could indicate that the internal parts of the heater are wearing out.
Extra money paid toward gas and electricity with a broken heater can go toward a new, energy-efficient furnace!
The typical life expectancy for a furnace is around 18 years, but any unit that’s over 15 years old is likely to have issues. As time goes on, internal and external parts such as the heat pump wear down and the furnace will become less efficient. If your furnace is over 15 years old, we recommend replacing it with an Energy Star-rated furnace, which is more efficient than older furnaces.
If you have central heating but you’re feeling cold indoors, or if temperatures are significantly different between rooms, it may be time to replace your furnace. This may be due to a malfunctioning thermostat or an air leak, but if those causes have been ruled out, it’s at least time to schedule a consultation with a heating company.
Dust, Dirt or Soot Particles
If you’ve noticed dust, dirt and soot building up around the house while your furnace is running, it can ruin indoor air quality and be a sign that the heater needs to be replaced. With a furnace, dust buildup is inevitable because the air it cycles can disturb dirty surfaces. However, more dust than usual can be an indicator that the filtration technology isn’t as good as it used to be.
What Type of Furnace Is Right for Your Home?
There are several things to consider when deciding which furnace is right for your Fishers home:
Some furnaces will work better in some climates and surrounding areas. For example, homes in mild climates that experience warm temperatures will do best with a heater that has an annual fuel utilization efficiency of 80 or more. Homes in colder and freezing climates need more power, so the annual fuel utilization efficiency should be 90 or higher.
There are two major types of furnaces: Gas and electric. Oil furnaces also exist but are rarely used.
- Gas furnaces are generally more expensive to install than electric furnaces but have cheaper fuel costs.
- Electric furnaces are cheaper to install but are less heat efficient. It’s up to you and your heating and air conditioning company to determine which one suits your home better.
The most efficient furnaces are electric. However, electricity is more expensive than gas, making it more expensive in the long run than a gas furnace. Therefore, energy efficiency depends on how much you’d like to spend on a furnace long term.
Furnaces that are too small will fail to heat the entire home. Furnaces that are too large will produce too much heat for the home, creating a higher power bill.
Consider the size of the home, as well as the following factors:
Request Free Installation Estimate
Are you confident that you’re receiving the best deal on HVAC repairs or installation of a new system? Star Heating and Cooling offers free second opinions on estimates for repairs of air conditioning or heating systems or quotes for a new unit. If we can match or beat the price quoted by our competitor, we’d love to have your business. If the estimate you’ve already received is fair, we’ll let you know that, too.
We’re happy to give you expert and balanced advice on whether you should consider repairing or replacing your heating or cooling system. As a family-owned and run business, we’re interested in retaining you as a customer for a long time to come.
No matter your needs or budget, we have quality Carrier products to keep you comfortable.
Infinity® 20 Heat Pump With Greenspeed® Intelligence
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Efficiency: Up to 20.5 SEER/13 HSPF
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Performance™ 16 Heat Pump
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Comfort™ 15 Heat Pump
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Infinity® 98 Gas Furnace With Greenspeed™ Intelligence
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