The 2021-2022 heating season is coming to an end. As a result, homeowners and businesses in the Charlotte metro area are starting to turn their attention to AC maintenance and repairs, so their air conditioners are ready when summer comes.
With the milder temperatures of spring on the way and hvac maintenance on people’s minds already, it’s a great time to take a hard look at your current furnace unit and whether it performed the way you and those you care about needed it to during the past winter.
If it didn’t, now is the time to start thinking about a quality replacement furnace installation from Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC!
ULTIMATE PLUMBING & HVAC IS YOUR MOORESVILLE FURNACE REPLACEMENT CONTRACTOR!
Maybe your furnace’s burners are acting up. Possibly you’ve had the heat exchanger replaced three times or noticed condensate leaking from the system. Whatever the issue, Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC can help you choose the perfect replacement furnace installations for your life and needs. From the power load calculations to the furnace’s heat and EnergyStar efficiency rating, we make selecting and enjoying your furnace installation replacement cost-effective and straightforward.
THE HVAC PROS AT ULTIMATE PLUMBING & HVAC PROUDLY SERVE THE GREATER CHARLOTTE METRO AREA WITH A COMPLETE MENU OF HEATING, COOLING, AND INDOOR AIR QUALITY SERVICES, INCLUDING:
- Air conditioning installation
- Air conditioning repair
- Air duct cleaning
- Boiler repair
- Complete HVAC system design-build
- Furnace maintenance plans
- Furnace troubleshooting
- Heat pump installation
- Heat pump repair
- Inspection, repair, and removal of steam pipes
- Multi-speed blower and draft inducer motor
- Natural gas furnace inspection
- Natural gas furnace repair
- Oil furnace cleaning
- Propane gas line and gas shutoff valve installation and repair
- Replacement furnace installation
- Sales, installation, and repair of electric furnaces
- Service for ignition, flame sensors, and pilot lights
- And much more!
FROM METALWORK FOR DUCTS TO PIPING FOR A GAS FURNACE, ULTIMATE PLUMBING & HVAC DELIVERS MAXIMUM QUALITY IN OUR MATERIALS, CRAFT, AND THE RESULTS OUR CUSTOMERS EXPECT.
Call (704) 892-5843 or click here to find out more and schedule a free, no-obligation estimate for your system!
LAKE NORMAN COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL FURNACE REPLACEMENT DONE RIGHT
Are you converting your home from a wood-burning stove and chimney to furnace heat? Do you want to change your business from a steam boiler to an oil, gas, or propane furnace? We make sure the installation process goes as smoothly as possible, from the first call to the last time we drive away from your home or office, after we verify the system is online and running as it should.
THE SKILLED, CERTIFIED ULTIMATE PLUMBING & HVAC TECHNICIANS UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR AIR CONDITIONERS AND HEATING SYSTEM HAVE AN ESSENTIAL JOB TO DO.
We’ve worked hard to build a reputation for honesty, friendliness, knowledge, quality installation, and repair work for a lower cost than you might expect. We don’t believe in cutting corners. Our technicians never skimp on the various fine details that ensure your furnace will work the way it should. We make sure the insulation and wood around your home’s windows are adequate to keep your new furnace’s warm air inside, and carefully the exact length of tubing we’ll need to connect the unit to your home’s natural gas lines. We strive to deliver a stellar customer experience unlike any other consistently. We believe our customers are worth going the extra mile for in all our tasks. This simple philosophy is why Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC has attained such a terrific reputation, both in written online reviews and repeat business from our customers!
FURNACE REPLACEMENT THAT’S EASY ON YOUR LIFE AND YOUR BUDGET
The replacement cost of a new furnace installation can be daunting. So can having a bunch of strangers in your space disrupt your daily routine and add pressure to the process.
AT ULTIMATE PLUMBING & HVAC, WE DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE CHOOSING YOUR NEW FURNACE AND GETTING IT INSTALLED AS PLEASANT AS POSSIBLE.
Our strict no-pressure, no-obligation approach to sales and service has helped make us one of the most popular HVAC contractors in the Charlotte metro area. We won’t sell our customers any unit we wouldn’t use ourselves or install in the homes of our nearest and dearest friends and family. Only the best and most efficient possible series of furnaces from the best-known and most trusted names in HVAC technology are allowed or shown in our showroom. Our prices are honest and straightforward, with no reading fine print or cutting through a mass of red tape. And to help lower the sticker shock of a furnace replacement even more, financing is available for those customers who qualify!
ULTIMATE PLUMBING & HVAC’S FINANCING OPTIONS CAN HELP REPLACE AND UPGRADE YOUR FURNACE UNIT MORE AFFORDABLY. CALL (704) 892-5843 OR CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE AND SCHEDULE A FREE, NO-OBLIGATION ESTIMATE FOR YOUR SYSTEM!
Having access to reliable heat is not a luxury—it’s necessary for living in our modern world. And Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC’s commitment to making replacement furnaces as financially accessible as possible helps us create a safer, more comfortable, and healthier world for everyone!
ULTIMATE PLUMBING & HVAC IS YOUR SOURCE FOR HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING THAT LETS YOU BREATHE EASIER ALL YEAR.
Your HVAC system is a lot more than just a way to keep your living and working spaces comfortable in extreme weather. Many people are surprised to learn that your heating and air conditioning includes a filtration system that functions much like your lungs. It does this by bringing in fresh, clean air, filtering out irritants or harmful substances, and circulating stale or contaminated air. The climate control and ventilation system help keep indoor air quality high and reduce exposure to allergens like pet dander, irritants, and potentially toxic substances like household cleaning chemicals and even airborne bacteria and viruses. In addition, with regular maintenance, your replacement furnace installation will deliver many years of reliable, comfortable service with less risk of sudden failure when you need it most.
TO FIND OUT HOW FAST, EASY, AND AFFORDABLE ULTIMATE PLUMBING & HVAC CAN MAKE IT TO GET AN UPGRADED FURNACE REPLACEMENT FOR YEAR-ROUND COMFORT, CALL US AT (704) 892-5843 OR CLICK HERE.
We also invite you to check out the Frequently Asked Questions section below to learn more about furnace installation replacement from Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FURNACE REPLACEMENT
The experienced HVAC technicians of Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC are always ready and willing to help local home and business owners just like you with hard facts, straight talk, and honest answers about all things related to furnace installation replacement and your other heating and air conditioning needs!
QUESTION: ISN’T IT BETTER TO DIY COMMON FURNACE REPAIRS THAN SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY ON A WHOLE NEW FURNACE? —JOEL, STATESVILLE, NC
Answer: Unless the individual repairing the system also happens to be an experienced and certified HVAC technician, installing or repairing your furnace yourself creates a false economy which will likely lead to more problems than it solves. You’ll probably spend more on repairs than the furnace is worth, which means the unit will be less efficient in its operation and wind up costing you more than a simple replacement overall.
Some of the equipment an installer needs to install modern furnace software and run diagnostics correctly isn’t available at Home Depot or the average hardware store. For example, suppose someone uses the wrong materials or the vents aren’t connected to the unit correctly, compromising the unit’s airflow and leaving the home’s living areas uncomfortably warm or dangerously cold. In addition, leaks in the vents or the fuel supply to a gas furnace can cause unsafe levels of flammable gas to accumulate, especially in the lower areas of the house.
Finally, most homeowners’ insurance policies and furnace warranty documents contain a clause requiring authorized and adequately trained personnel to perform installation or repairs on your furnace. They know how to do the job right without cutting corners, which reduces the chances of damage to the unit. These clauses typically include a definition of what “authorized” means and stipulate which parts of the system can be safely worked on by a layperson, such as changing the furnace’s filters. Suppose you ignore these warnings and do this anyway. In that case, it will void the warranty, and your carrier will almost certainly deny any claims against your homeowner’s policy arising from your repairs. In addition, you could face civil penalties if you do specialized repairs without a contactor’s license or permit, or even criminal charges if anyone suffers property loss, injury or death because of your repairs.
QUESTION: IS THERE A GUIDE TO DECIDING WHETHER I SHOULD REPLACE MY FURNACE? —LINDSEY, LAKE NORMAN, NC
Answer: There are two main things you should check to decide if it’s time to look into replacement furnaces. Depending on the age and type of unit, the energy source the furnace’s burners use, and whether you’ve noticed other hardware problems, these can give you a pretty good idea of whether to replace your unit.
First, grab your utility bills and calculator to check your annual and average seasonal cost to operate your furnace over the past three heating seasons. Suppose you had to pay more to heat your home or business this winter. Still, your thermostat settings, usage profile, and the price per unit of electricity or your furnace’s primary energy source stayed stable. In that case, this could indicate your furnace is working harder to blow the same volume and temperature of hot air through the building. You can also tell your electric furnace is working too hard and using too much energy to produce heat if it tends to blow the circuit breakers under normal usage conditions. The added cost could mean something as simple as a faulty limit switch or a short in the unit’s control circuit board, but it could also indicate a more severe machine failure in progress.
Second, ask yourself if you had expenses for scheduled or emergency furnace installation repair costs over the winter. You’ll need to calculate the number of times you had to get the furnace repaired over its operational life and the total cost of repairing your furnace, not including essential seasonal maintenance and supplies like filters. For example, suppose you’ve had to pay over 50% of the unit’s original price on repairs since the unit installation. In that case, you can save money on your energy bill and get more reliable results in the coming seasons with a replacement unit.
QUESTION: HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MAINTENANCE ON MY FURNACE AND AC REPLACEMENT UNIT? —FRANCIS, HARRISBURG, NC
Answer: We generally recommend maintenance twice a year. Mid-spring and early fall are the ideal times for this. The fall maintenance call lets us inspect for needed AC repairs caused by the heavy usage of the summer and make sure your furnace is ready for whatever the winter throws at us. We would inspect the furnace for wear in the spring and make sure the AC installation is ready to go. We do extensive diagnostics and visual inspections during these calls, clean and replace worn or damaged parts, change the system’s filters, and verify airflow and overall function. These maintenance protocols make it less likely that your furnace or AC unit will fail when you most need them to work. If the machine does break down, we’re ready to stand behind our work, equipment, and customers with emergency service that gets your system back up and running as fast as possible. Call or email us to find out more about our available maintenance plans!
QUESTION: WHAT FACTORS DETERMINE THE COST OF A REPLACEMENT FURNACE? —CATHERINE, MINT HILL, NC
Answer: Several considerations play into the overall price of purchasing and installing a replacement furnace. Among other things, the size of the living areas to be heated will determine the necessary size and power of the new unit. In addition, the individual model’s SEER and EnergyStar ratings will affect the unit cost because greater efficiency costs a little more. However, on average, these higher prices at the point of sale are offset by tax credits and other government incentives and rebates for choosing “greener” HVAC technology.
Where the unit is installed matters as well. It’s usually easier to replace a furnace unit on the ground floor than in the attic or basement. The age of the building and the condition of its existing utility and vent systems need to be accounted for because some older homes may require retrofitting to be fully compatible with newer furnace models and avoid problems like blown circuit breakers.
At Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC, we always work to give our customers the best possible balance between a unit with a robust life expectancy, excellent energy efficiency, and budget-friendliness. Call or contact us through our website if you’d like to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate to check out the available options for your unique needs and living space. We’ll do everything possible to help you select a replacement furnace you’ll be happy with for years to come!
QUESTION: WHAT’S A BTU, AND WHY DOES IT MATTER WHEN CHOOSING MY REPLACEMENT FURNACE? —MATTHEW, MOORESVILLE, NC
Answer: “BTU” as used in heating stands for British Thermal Unit, a unit of measurement based on the amount of energy it takes to increase the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. Air conditioners have a BTU rating, but in that case, the BTU rating tells how much energy the unit uses to take the heat out of the air.
YOU CAN GET A ROUGH IDEA OF HOW MANY BTUS YOUR REPLACEMENT FURNACE NEEDS TO BE BY MULTIPLYING 45, THE CLIMATE VALUE OF IEEC ZONE 3A WHERE MOORESVILLE IS LOCATED, BY YOUR HOME’S SQUARE FOOTAGE.
This calculation will give you a rough idea, but you need to know three other things to get the most accurate number.
How high are your ceilings? Square footage can give you a decent idea of the BTUs you’ll need to heat your house effectively, but a home with 8′ ceilings will usually use less power to keep warm than a home with 16′ ceilings in common areas.
How well insulated is your home? An older construction requiring refurbishing, renovation, or remodeling may have inefficient or poor insulation, air leaks around door and window frames, or non-energy-efficient window glass.
How big and what style are your windows? Large, antique bay windows will be less helpful in keeping the heat in your home than smaller, more energy-efficient modern windowpanes.
Of course, suppose you don’t want to mess around with online calculators and guesswork that might go right up the chimney as soon as the new unit’s delivered. In that case, Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC’s experienced technicians will be happy to visit your home and get the precise measurements to choose the perfect replacement furnace for your needs!
QUESTION: HOW LONG SHOULD MY REPLACEMENT FURNACE LAST? —EDGAR, CATAWBA, NC
Answer: Usually, you can expect to get a service life of between 10-20 years from your furnace, with outliers of anywhere from 5-30 years. Having a properly sized furnace unit will make a big difference in keeping your furnace running longer. The on/off cycles fall in the unit’s “Goldilocks Zone” and aren’t too short (i.e., kicking on too often) or too long (i.e., the blower motor runs for extended periods without a break). Electric furnaces as a class tend to have a shorter lifespan than gas, so keep that in mind as well.
KEY ELEMENTS IN EXTENDING YOUR REPLACEMENT FURNACE’S LIFESPAN INCLUDE: KEEPING YOUR THERMOSTAT SET AT 68 DEGREES FOR OPTIMAL UNIT TEMPERATURE, KEEPING UP WITH RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE, AND MAKING SURE TO HIRE AN INSTALLER WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY’RE DOING AND CAN MAKE SURE THE FURNACE’S FUEL LINES AND DUCT CONNECTIONS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE INSTALLATION.
If you ignore these guidelines, especially if you run the unit very hard and disregard maintenance, you can expect to need to replace your unit much sooner than you might have otherwise. A new furnace is a significant investment, and the better you care for it, the more years of excellent service you can expect from your furnace replacement!