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Having a new heating system installed in your home is a big deal. Hurlburt’s experienced service advisors will help you pick the right heater to meet your needs and our professional installation team will make the change out of your old heater quick and painless, with high attention to detail. You are our priority and we work on your schedule at a fair price!
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How Much is a New Furnace in Eau Claire, Menomonie or Hudson?
This is probably one of the most common questions we get, and for good reason. Like so many things in life, we’re faced with many choices and features when it comes to replacing a furnace. There are different levels of efficiency, size, features, brands and without a doubt the most important choice to make is which company to install it. With all of that said, we install new furnaces that cost a little over $2000 all the way up to nearly $8000, depending on the variables I listed above.
Below are some furnace options for you to consider. We will go over your options in detail and make recommendations based on your needs, budget, and home comfort goals. You may also qualify for hundreds of dollars in rebates from local utility providers as well as the furnace manufacturer. We’ll help you determine which rebates you qualify for and even submit the rebate forms for you!
An electric furnace is an option to consider when you’re looking at new heaters for your home. Electric furnaces are very expensive to operate as compared to a gas furnace so they are not installed much in the Eau Claire area due to our extreme heating demands in the winter months. You will still have to keep to a regular schedule of professional maintenance if you want to make sure your furnace continues to work well for many years to come. New variable speed ECM motors run super quiet and efficiently circulate the air in your home.
Despite some of the attractive features of electric furnaces, gas furnaces are still the more popular of the two. They tend to be more energy efficient than electric models, and as long as they’re properly maintained, gas furnaces will see many years of service life.
A gas furnace will also typically cost less to install than an electric one, but they do require more frequent maintenance than most electric models. Also, although some older gas furnaces could be quite noisy when they were running, today’s models especially with new variable speed ECM motors, are as quiet as their electric counterparts.
Outdoor Wood Furnace
While a Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace itself is one of the most technologically advanced ways available to heat with wood, how it delivers heat is a pretty simple and neat idea.
Central Boiler outdoor furnaces burn wood to heat water that is circulated through insulated pipes. Water can transfer its heat by direct circulation or by moving through one or more heat exchangers, or both. Of course, your situation is unique, Hurlburt will help you make sure you select the right model for your application.
AFUE Ratings for Furnaces
One thing you’ll notice when you’re comparing various types of furnaces is that they all come with what’s called an AFUE rating. This number reflects the energy efficiency of that particular model, so it’s important to take into account when you’re making your selection.
The furnaces on the market today typically have an AFUE rating of 80% or higher. Some can even get up above 90%, and while more efficient is generally better, there are other things you should take into account as well. For instance, a furnace with an AFUE rating of 90+% will be more expensive to purchase than one with an 80% AFUE rating. The savings will show in lower monthly bills with a break even date, then future savings for the rest of the furnace’s life.
If you live in an area with harsh and long winters or you own a particularly large home, you’ll probably make up for that higher installation cost with the monthly savings you’ll accrue on your heating bills. However, if you’re not going to be using your heating system that rigorously, you won’t be saving nearly as much each month. An 80% AFUE furnace is still pretty efficient and will get the job done with lower upfront costs.
Forced Air Heating
As opposed to localized heating units such as baseboard or radiator, forced air systems can be installed as part of a central heating and cooling system and will provide heated air to the various parts of your home through a series of ducts. An air handler manages the flow of air through the ducts to make sure that all areas of your home receive an equal amount of heating.
Forced air heating systems can run on either gas or electricity and they are also generally more energy efficient than either gas or electric furnaces.
No matter what type of heating system you’re leaning towards, we have what you need. So give us a call today we’ll walk you through the selection process and have your new heating system installed in no time.