Winters in and around Medina, MN, can get very cold. You need a dependable heating system that can face even the coldest winter weather. While your home already has a furnace, it won’t last forever. Before you know it, you’ll have to start the process of finding a replacement.
Ditter Cooling, Heating & Electrical is glad to help. Since 1946, we’ve worked tirelessly to help our community stay warm. We’re not comfortable until you are, so you can trust we’ll help you find the right furnace for your needs and budget. We’re proud to partner with brands you know and trust, like Lennox.
Request a free estimate for furnace replacement today by giving us a call at 763-200-5055.
When You Should Repair vs. Replace Your Furnace:
Even with routine furnace maintenance, most furnaces last for around 15 years. If your current furnace is approaching or past this age, it might be time to look for a replacement. Luckily there are a few other pieces of information you can use to determine whether you should replace a furnace over repairing it:
If it’s older than 15 years: Once furnaces reach 15 years of age, they won’t run as efficiently as they would before, and serious problems are more likely to occur. If your air conditioner is also getting older, it’s a good idea to replace them at the same time.
You’re making constant repair calls: A steady flow of service calls is a surefire sign it’s not worth it to keep your old furnace around anymore. Keep an eye on the repair costs; if they amount to more than half the cost of a new unit, it’s time for new furnace installation!
Your furnace has a carbon monoxide leak: Carbon monoxide is deadly in high concentrations. If another HVAC company has told you your furnace’s heat exchanger has cracked, call us for a free, no-pressure second opinion before buying a new furnace.
What to Look for in Your New Furnace
At Ditter, we’re proud to partner with trusted brands like Lennox. There are a few features we’re likely to recommend when it’s time to replace your furnace.
Variable-speed blower: Furnaces with variable-speed blower motors offer a greater number of fan speeds for maximum comfort and energy efficiency.
A high AFUE rating or ENERGY STAR® symbol: The Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating illustrates how efficient your furnace is at converting fuel into heat. Efficient furnaces have AFUE ratings of 90% or above. You can also look for the coveted ENERGY STAR® distinction, which means the unit meets federal standards in the region for energy efficiency. Buying an ENERGY STAR furnace means you’ll also likely be eligible for additional rebates, so ask us for more details!
Smart thermostat compatibility: New furnaces are compatible with the latest smart thermostat technology. These clever programmable thermostats maximize your energy efficiency by creating a schedule that matches your routine. You’ll also be able to use your phone to adjust your furnace from virtually anywhere.
Four Benefits of Choosing Ditter for Your Furnace Installation
Getting a new furnace can be stressful. Ditter Cooling, Heating & Electrical strives to simplify your installation as much as we can. After all, we’re not comfortable until you are.
- Improved energy efficiency: Our installers will make sure your new furnace runs as efficiently as possible from the start, keeping energy costs down.
- Round-the-clock repair support: 24/7 emergency furnace repair ensures your HVAC system has protection when it needs it the most, like nights and weekends.
- True peace of mind: Few things are as relaxing as knowing your heating is supported by local professionals dedicated to your comfort.
- Convenient maintenance plan: Our HVAC maintenance plan makes it easy to stay on top of annual maintenance and keeping your new furnace in great shape!