Furnaces – Installation and Maintenance Services
Whether you need to replace a furnace or install an entirely new heating system, you are looking at a significant investment. Before you even start shopping for a heating solution, you should consider consulting with a licensed HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) professional. The technician will take into consideration the size, configuration and age of your home to help you determine the best and most cost-effective way to heat it. R. J. Groner Co. is here to help you. Our technician will address your questions and will notice the things that could escape the untrained eye.
Given today’s average installation cost of furnaces, you want to make sure that the furnace you choose to install will give you the most value for the money you invested in it.
Today’s new high-efficiency furnaces can save up to 50% in operating costs when compared to that of a ten-year-old furnace. Many of the 1990 and earlier model furnaces have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating of 65% or less. The minimum AFUE rated furnace that can be sold in the United States today is 80%.
Our current product offering starts at 80% AFUE and goes all the way up to a very efficient 96.6% AFUE rating. Depending on your average usage, the higher AFUE rated furnaces can significantly reduce your gas bill.
Our oil furnaces use no.2 fuel oil burned in a sealed chamber to heat an exchanger.
Furnace Maintenance Tips
To ensure your home furnace operates optimally when it is cold outside, you should employ the following maintenance tips:
- Start Your Maintenance Early:
Prevent furnace breakdowns by doing a furnace service at least once a year, before the winter kicks in.
- Administer the Eye Test:
Do a quick visual inspection to make sure everything is securely fastened. At the same time, also pay attention to any smells. If there is an odor of rotten eggs, it is an indication that you have a gas leak.
- Inspect the Thermostat Wires:
Once the power has been shut off, give your thermostat wires a slight pull to ensure they’re properly secured.
- Dust and Vacuum:
Use a soft tipped brush to remove the dust from the inside of the furnace, and clear the debris with a vacuum.
- Clean the Flame Sensor:
A dirty flame sensor will stop the furnace from working altogether, so clean this part at least once a year. This can be done as follows:
- Unscrew the sensor from the furnace,
- While holding the sensor at the bottom, clean it with an emery cloth,
- Once the sensor is clean, it can be replaced.
At R. J. Groner Co. you can find both gas and oil furnaces, each with its own advantages. Our experts will help you decide which is best for your home.
At R. J. Groner Co., we use Amana Gas Furnaces. With the Amana brand, reliable and long-lasting product performance are our top priority. We achieve that goal through:
- Innovative U.S.A. craftsmanship,
- World-class manufacturing processes, and
Our rigorous quality assurance scrutiny.