3 Questions to Ask Before Installing a Furnace in Sarasota, FL

3 Questions to Ask Before Installing a Furnace in Sarasota, FL

Sarasota, FL, is a land of contradictions. It’s part of the so-called Sunshine State, yet it still gets chilly enough to need a furnace.

A pro tip for good Florida living is that it’s never a good idea to forgo basic furnace maintenance.

Now, say we’re dealing with someone who didn’t maintain their HVAC system. The homeowner is installing a furnace today and is about to commit another mistake-not asking questions.

If you don’t ask, you won’t know. You can’t afford not knowing anything about your new heater. Here are three questions homeowners should ask before HVAC installation services hook up their new furnace.

1. What Types of HVACs Work Best for My Home?

Certain HVACs work best in different environments and scenarios. Ask the installers which unit is best for Sarasota’s weather and your budget. It’s their job to know which unit will perform best for you.

Split-system central HVACs work inside most Florida homes because they warm and cool everything simultaneously. Packaged central air is better for spaces that don’t have room for split-system units.

Window heat pumps (window heating and cooling units) work for areas that require heating for only part of the year. Window heat pumps warm single rooms, which may not matter for smaller homes or workshops.

If you don’t want a window unit, you can opt for a ductless mini-split heat pump. They often see use for warming in one area, but one can heat your entire home with the proper modifications.

2. What’s the Best Size HVAC for My House?

Your second question when installing a new HVAC is what size works best. Larger systems cost more because the installation is a more extensive process. Single-room units are cheaper and easier to install.

A central split system requires more parts, time, and effort to connect to your home than a window heat pump unit. But while the larger system may be more than your home needs, the smaller one may not heat effectively.

3. How Long Will My New HVAC System Last?

The average life expectancy for a furnace is 15 to 20 years. But how much mileage you get out of your heater depends on the type you have and how much maintenance you do.

A gas furnace will last 15 to 20 years, while an electrical one can last 20 or longer. How often you change the filter matters a lot. A clogged filter can damage and destroy your HVAC.

The trickier question is predicting how long a still-functioning HVAC will last because it’s already gotten plenty of use.

A helpful tip is to check the internal door sticker (or the fan blades) for the manufacturer and installation date. Using this information alongside the furnace condition may give you an estimate of how long it’ll last.

Considering Installing a Furnace?

Sarasota, FL, isn’t the coldest place, but you still want to be sure that your home is warm when needed. Schwartz Air Conditioning and Heating’s staff can handle installing a furnace with no problem!

Our expert and certified team will deliver honest and effective solutions to resolve your HVAC issues. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or for our 24/7 emergency services.

Get In Touch Today

At Schwartz Air Conditioning and Heating, we know that reliable and affordable HVAC companies are hard to find.

Contact our office today to talk to one of our technicians. We’ll schedule an appointment to come to your home as soon as possible.

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