Furnace Installation & Replacement in Minneapolis
Blue Ox Heating and Air offers residential furnace installation and replacement services throughout Minneapolis – St. Paul and the surrounding metro. Whether you need a new furnace installed or are thinking about replacing an old one – our certified heating technicians will work with you to assess your current situation and make recommendations for the best solution for your home. Read more about furnace installation and replacement options from Blue Ox Heating & Air below or go ahead and schedule your furnace consultation today!
Which Type of Furnace is Right for me?
Not all furnaces work the same. As you decide which kind of furnace installation is right for you and your home, you’ll want to start with choosing the type of fuel or energy you want your unit to run on, which include:
Natural Gas Furnace: A natural gas furnace, also called a forced-air furnace, pulls cool air from rooms in your home and then passes it through a heat exchanger where the gas ignites a burner inside a combustion chamber. The warm air is then distributed back through the same duct system while vents exhaust outside the home.
Oil Furnace: An oil furnace operates similar to a forced-air furnace, but uses oil that is burned into a fine mist so it can be absorbed into the air and carried to the rooms through ducts.
Electric Furnace: These furnaces use heated coils to warm air that is blown through the system, then distributed through ducts. They are also commonly used with heat pumps and central air conditioners.
When Should I Replace my Furnace?
Since furnace replacement costs can be high, many homeowners prefer to pay for repairs. It’s important to know the warning signs that indicate you need a new furnace.
Furnace Age: Furnaces that are older than 12-15 years are likely inefficient, and should be replaced before a major problem occurs.
High Utility Bills: Higher utility bills often indicate an inefficient system that has to run longer to provide the same amount of heat.
Inconsistent Thermostat: If you are constantly adjusting the thermostat to try and find the right temperature, the furnace may not be distributing air properly.
Never-Ending Repair Work: As a furnace ages, the costs to repair can be expensive and frequent. Instead of spending more money to repair an inefficient and old furnace, consider getting a new one.
Noisy: While all furnaces make a little bit of noise; excessive noise or strange sounds like banging, popping, and rattling can indicate a problem.
How much does furnace installation cost?
The cost of a new furnace installation depends on a variety of factors, including your selection, the amount of labor required, and the supplies and materials necessary. Blue Ox Heating & Air offers free estimates on new equipment, so there’s no need to hesitate inquiring about installing a new furnace in your Minneapolis – St. Paul or Twin Cities home today! Visit our FAQ page to learn how to know when it’s time to repair or replace your furnace.