On a cold winter day, a furnace is your home’s best friend.
Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment work in harmony to keep everyone in your home healthy, comfortable, and safe. These systems maintain your home temperature and your indoor air quality (IAQ), filtering out contaminants so that you enjoy the fresh air.
The key is to choose the right system for the size of your home and your needs. Our professionals at Carrier Cooling Center are happy to help.
Choose from our extensive list of Factory Authorized Carrier Dealers in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. Our team has the expertise and equipment to install, replace, repair, and maintain your next furnace.
Along with great service, you’ll enjoy a complimentary gift for choosing us! Book a service with one of our companies and select one of the following:
- Free Wi-Fi Thermostat—Keep your home temperature just the way you want it, even when you’re not home.
- Additional Second Year on Your Warranty—Receive an extra 12 months on a service agreement that saves money and provides you with "Guaranteed Peace of Mind."
- Upgraded Filter System—The EZ Flex system provides whole-house air filtration using a high-efficiency filter.
Become a member of the Carrier family and enjoy tremendous cost savings, a wide selection of quality products, and unsurpassed customer service. Find the Carrier dealer nearest to your home and schedule an appointment today for a free consultation.
Furnace Installation and Replacement
We understand the importance of installing something right so that it works for years and years. Taking shortcuts when you install a large piece of equipment can lead to a loose part or rattling noise down the road. Our companies install gas, electric, and oil furnaces.
As Factory Authorized Carrier Dealerships, our companies participate in specialized programs to ensure every Carrier furnace installation is done right. We know these systems through and through and are happy to help you determine the right heating solution for your home.
What Is an AFUE Rating?
The AFUE rating of a furnace is much like miles per gallon (MPG) for a car—a higher AFUE rating means a high-efficiency system.
If you have a furnace with an 85 percent AFUE (annual fuel usage efficiency) rating, for every $100 you spend on heating cost, $85 heats your home while $15 in energy escapes out the door. If you purchase a furnace with a 95 percent AFUE rating, for every $100 you spend on heating your home, only $5 of energy escapes.
Over time, you can see how your return on investment significantly increases when you choose a higher efficiency rating. Our Carrier experts can help you choose the right AFUE rating for your needs and budget.
How Do I Know When to Replace My Furnace?
Are your energy bills steadily increasing? Are you paying for more repairs in the last year or two? These indicators are clear signs that you should start planning for a new furnace.
A well-maintained gas furnace can run efficiently for over 20 years. But at some point, the loss of efficiencies coupled with frequent repair calls outweigh any savings you might achieve by sticking with your old equipment. And keep in mind that new HVAC equipment adds significant value to your home.
How Long Will It Take to Install My Furnace?
Depending on the size of the furnace and the area where you want it located, installing a new furnace system typically takes anywhere from 4 to 10 hours. Additional work, such as extended ductwork, will add extra time to the job.
Availability can also become an issue. You are better off installing a furnace in the spring or summer than in the dead of winter!
Single-Stage vs. Two-Stage Furnaces
When it comes to choosing a furnace, our Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers offer different options so you can decide what’s right for your comfort and your budget. A single-stage furnace with airflow on or off provides the most basic level of comfort. A two-stage model offers you more control, with high- and low-stage heating options, and can provide more consistent comfort. Our modulating furnaces give you the most precise temperature control and best comfort features.
It is easy to overlook your HVAC system until something breaks. By that time, you often find yourself forced into making a hasty decision.
Avoid that scenario by paying attention to how your equipment operates. If something seems wrong, give us a call. Our companies offer 24/7 emergency service and can repair all makes and models. Here are a few signs your furnace needs repair:
- Strange noises
- Uneven temperatures
- Costly energy bills
- Poor indoor air quality
- No heat
If you find yourself calling for repairs several times in the same year, it may be time to consider upgrading your system—especially if your current furnace is more than a decade old. You can trust our professionals to help you determine whether your furnace has a few more good years of service or whether you would save in the long run by replacing it with a new system.
Join our Premium Protection Plan that offers cost savings for repair calls, tune-ups, labor, and parts. Our plans provide comprehensive protection against any unexpected mechanical features your HVAC system might have during the life of the agreement.
Preventative maintenance plays a critical role in helping your furnace reach its expected service life. Schedule a tune-up in the early fall each year to get the most value out of your heating system. And always remember to change your HVAC air filter based on the manufacturer guidelines.
Give Us a Call Today!
We hope this information helps with your choice of furnaces. Remember to book your appointment with one of our Carrier Cooling Center companies to receive a complimentary gift–along with premier service, quality products, and great pricing. Call us today or reach out to us online. We’re here to make your home comfortable, healthy, and safe.