Heating Installation in Amarillo, TX & Nearby Communities
Heating Installation in Amarillo, TX & Nearby Communities
Amarillo Air Conditioning is the best choice for furnace installation and residential heating service in the Amarillo area, including Canyon and other nearby Panhandle communities. Whether your furnace is on the fritz or you’re looking for a more efficient model that’ll lower your energy bills, our friendly, NATE-certified experts are here to help you every step of the way.
3 Signs You Need a Furnace Replacement vs. Repair
Many furnace installation companies want to sell you a new unit at any cost — even if your current heating system is in good enough condition to last several more years.
In many cases, a broken furnace can be repaired — but there comes a time when it’s more economical to have a new furnace installed. When it’s time to decide between repair and replace, Amarillo Air Conditioning will help you make the right choice for your comfort, safety, and bottom line.
Here are the top three signs you might need a new furnace installed vs. repairing your existing system.
1. Your furnace is more than 15 years old
A typical furnace has a lifespan of 15 to 20 years. Depending on how well it’s been maintained, it could last for as long as 30 years — or it could need replacing after eight to 10 years. In many cases, it may be more cost-effective to replace an aging furnace with a newer, more energy efficient model, which will keep you comfortable while lowering your energy bills.
2. Your furnace requires frequent repairs
Repair costs can add up fast if your furnace breaks down frequently and requires professional service. If any single repair will cost more than half of the cost to replace the furnace, it’s best to opt for a new heating installation. Additionally, an older or poorly functioning furnace is less energy-efficient than a newer one, so it’s often more economical to replace a furnace once it starts experiencing regular operating problems.
3. Your rooms aren’t heated evenly
If some of the rooms in your home are consistently colder than others, and repair services don’t seem to fix the problem, you may need a new furnace. Older furnaces often struggle with evenly distributing heat throughout your home — especially if you live in one of Amarillo’s older, two-story houses!
Once you make the decision to replace your home heating system, our furnace installation services get you back up and running fast — usually within a day.
Let Amarillo Air Help You Choose the Right Heating Replacement
When it’s time to replace your furnace, trust the HVAC pros at Amarillo Air Conditioning to help you choose the right unit for your home and your budget.
Natural Gas vs. Electric Furnaces
There are four main types of furnaces to choose from: natural gas, electric, oil, and propane. Here in the Texas Panhandle, the majority of homes are heated with gas or electric furnaces. Oil furnaces are typically used in the colder northern regions of the U.S., while propane furnaces are found in areas where there’s no ready access to natural gas or oil.
Natural gas furnaces
Gas furnaces are the most common type of furnace in residences today. Heating your home with gas is generally the most affordable option since natural gas is less expensive than electricity. Gas furnaces are generally far more energy efficient than other options and cost less to operate.
For homes that don’t have access to a gas line, electric furnaces are a good alternative to natural gas models. Electric furnaces are usually less expensive to purchase and smaller than other furnace types, so they fit easily in smaller spaces. However, they’re not as energy efficient, and they cost more to operate than a gas furnace.
Types of gas furnaces
Gas furnaces come in three main types: single-stage, two-stage, and modulating systems.
A single-stage gas furnace has two settings: on and off. When your home’s temperature dips below the setting on the thermostat, the furnace kicks on. When the temperature reaches the thermostat setting, the furnace turns off. Single-stage systems are less efficient and a little noisier than two-stage and modulating furnaces.
A two-stage gas furnace has two levels of operation: high and low. Two-stage furnaces are more energy efficient than single-stage models, and they heat your home more evenly. These furnaces are also quieter, and since they run more continuously, they’re better at cleaning your indoor air than single-stage systems.
A modulating furnace, also known as a variable-capacity system, is far more energy efficient than single- and two-stage furnaces. It features a variable-speed blower motor and modulating gas valves, which work together to automatically maintain a consistent temperature in your home at the lowest energy expenditure possible. They also last longer — especially in the Panhandle, where winter temperatures are relatively moderate.
Sizing a new furnace
Everything’s big in Texas, but when it comes to heating your home, bigger isn’t better. An improperly sized furnace will cost more to operate and won’t keep your home as comfortable as it should. A furnace’s size is determined by its output of British Thermal Units, or BTUs. In general, furnaces range from 40,000 to 120,000 BTUs.
If your furnace is too small for your home, it will heat unevenly, run for longer cycles than it should, and break down more often. If your furnace is too large for your home, it will cycle on and off frequently, known as short-cycling, which uses more energy and causes more wear and tear on the unit, translating to more repairs and a shorter-than-normal lifespan.
At Amarillo Air Conditioning, we ensure your new furnace is exactly the right size based on current industry best practices. Some of the factors we consider in making the right calculation include:
- The size and layout of your home
- The level of insulation in your home
- The number of windows your home has and the amount of sun exposure it gets
Protect Your Investment with Preventive Maintenance
A new furnace is a major investment — and with proper annual maintenance, it’s one that will pay off in maximum comfort and minimum utility bills for 30 years or longer. Once we install your new furnace, join our Home Comfort Club preventive maintenance program — we’ll tune up your furnace in the fall and your AC in the spring; plus you’ll always get priority scheduling and a 20% discount on repairs.
For Furnace Replacement Service, Call Amarillo Air Conditioning
When the temperatures fall and your furnace falls apart, trust family-owned Amarillo Air Conditioning to get your heating back up in no time. For more than 65 years we’ve been providing quality HVAC services in the Texas Panhandle, as well as quality heating and air conditioning installation and repair to three generations of local families. To see what sets us apart from the other furnace installation companies in town, contact us today for a free heating installation estimate.
CONTACT Amarillo Air Conditioning, Inc.
Our installation technicians are the best in skill, attitude and workmanship. They will care for your home and complete the job with speed and precision. They will not wear shoes on your carpets. They will clean up when they are finished and take personal responsibility for your satisfaction. They will not smoke or swear in your home and they are drug-free. If, when they have finished in your home, they have not performed in accordance with these high standards, we won't consider the job done until you are satisfied with the results.