Written on: December 5, 2022
If the furnace or boiler in your Central Maine is starting to show its age through reduced energy efficiency, poor performance, or frequent breakdowns, you are likely thinking that the time will come soon to replace it.
If you are, then AFC is the perfect place for you! We’ll help you find the right furnace or boiler for your home and your budget and help you secure financing as well as any rebates your new heating system qualifies for.
We not only provide expert heating installation by our licensed and experienced service technicians, but we also have affordable Comfort Plans to help protect your investment with regular maintenance tune-ups and coverage of many parts and labor costs for heating repair.
There are many factors that influence how much you’ll pay for a new boiler or furnace. Let’s explore some of those so you have a better idea of how much it may cost to install a new heating system in your home.
We understand that some brands of boilers and furnaces cost more than others. However, at the end of the day, it’s not just about the name–it’s about getting the best quality and energy efficiency for your money. We will help you explore all of your options so that you can make an informed decision about which heating system is right for you.
If you’ve been keeping up with current events, then you’re probably aware of the supply chain issues that have arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic. These same difficulties are present in the HVAC industry, including workforce shortages and a lack of key materials needed such as copper and aluminum.
AFC has maintained reliable access to top-quality heating systems from our suppliers. If your home’s furnace or boiler is aging and not performing as well as it used to, it is wise to begin the process of upgrading to a new one. We’ll come out and look over your furnace or boiler and give you a FREE estimate for a new one.
The price of installing a new furnace or boiler varies depending on the chosen system’s size and placement within your home. Difficulty in installation may drive up the cost if, say, the unit is to be installed in a difficult location. Furthermore, because a larger space requires a bigger heating unit, the size of your home can greatly impact both the selected model’s price tag as well as its installation cost.
Upgrading your home’s heating system from electric to oil-fired, for example, will come at a greater cost. This is because you’ll need to install an oil tank and lines as well as make other adjustments. You will, however, get a return on your investment from the first day thanks to improved energy efficiency and comfort.
We’ll ensure that your new heating system will be able to accommodate any extra space in your home since you last replaced your boiler or furnace, such as a newly added room or finished sunroom or basement. If you hadn’t already done so, adding ductwork or baseboard radiators to those spaces will be necessary, which would come at an additional cost.
In recent years, we have come to realize just how important it is to have clean, safe air in our homes. If you are upgrading your furnace, you may choose to add indoor air quality equipment such as an air purifier or humidifier. This will be an additional expense.
Now is the time to begin planning the replacement of your aging furnace or boiler. Contact AFC today for a FREE estimate!