Heating: Furnace Installation in Palm Desert, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, CA, and Surrounding Areas
Heating Installation in Palm Desert, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Bermuda Dunes, Cathedral City, Palm Springs, Indio, Indian Wells, CA, and Surrounding Areas.
If your current furnace is less than 80% AFUE, installing a new gas furnace installation may be a significant energy-efficiency upgrade. The Department of Energy says that the higher the energy-efficiency rating of your home, the more likely you are to save money on energy bills.4 This certainly applies to your heating equipment — which, depending on where you live, could be a big part of your utility bill.
Although both an 80% and a 90+% gas furnace will efficiently heat your home when compared to a less efficient model, there are initial and long-term operational cost differences that you should consider when purchasing a new heating system.
We will make every effort to improve your home’s overall energy-efficiency. If your home has gaping holes in your ductwork or insufficient insulation, merely installing a new high-efficiency furnace may not produce the long-term, operational savings you were expecting. It is important to have our professional HVAC technician inspect the entire system to identify any lingering energy vampires in your heating system.
We can discuss the overall replacement cost for each type of gas furnace and any modifications required. It is important to remember that a higher-efficiency model may cost more initially, but the increase in operational energy-efficiency may save you money month-over-month, year-over-year.
As of October 1st, 2019, our area of Southern California was required to start using a specific type of heater for a new furnace installation. All systems are now required to use Ultra Low NOx furnaces in an effort to reduce our gas emissions. This has had a large impact on the overall efficiency ratings of the system as we try to get our customers rebates through their system and replacement with their furnace installation.
We are happy to discuss what this means to you as a homeowner!
The State of California is encouraging homeowners to transition to Heat Pumps as they replace their systems. A heat pump doesn’t have a traditional gas furnace but rather uses the condenser to create heat. This means instead of your gas bill being affected by the heat, your electric bill would instead reflect the heating. With that said, heat pumps tend to be highly efficient so most customers see a decrease in their utility usage throughout the course of the year. This might be a viable option for some customers looking for an alternative to a new furnace installation.
Whether you’re looking for a gas furnace or a heat pump, we are happy to help with your new furnace installation needs! If your system is more than 15 years old, it’s considered past its prime. If the initial investment has you shying away from upgrading to an energy-efficient system, you might consider financing to get the system of your dreams. Affordable monthly payments and lower energy bills could be the key to comfortable living – both financially and literally.