Furnace Replacement in the Baltimore Area
While professional installation, correct sizing, and routine annual maintenance can help to extend the life of your heating equipment, advancements in technology can further increase your comfort and save money on the cost of energy. With an average life span of 15 years a furnace replacement is inevitable, and when it comes time to upgrade the furnace in your home, Pohlman Plumbing is here to help.
Our family-run business has been proudly serving homeowners throughout the Baltimore metro area since 2008, and all our work is backed by the Pohlman Promise: “Fast service at a fair price, done right the first time.” Let us help you with your new furnace installation today!
Call us today at 443-961-2886 to learn more or contact us online to schedule an appointment for furnace replacement in Baltimore, including Anne Arundel and Howard counties.
SIGNS YOU NEED FURNACE REPLACEMENT IN YOUR BALTIMORE HOME
Having a functional HVAC system is crucial to the safety and comfort of your family, but as your furnace starts to approach the end of its usable life span you may start to notice some warning signs that a replacement is imminent. Call Pohlman Plumbing for expert advice on furnace replacement and installation if you notice any of the following:
Decrease in Comfort
As parts begin to wear, improvements are made to your home, and increasing demand is placed on your furnace, you may begin to notice a decrease in comfort and efficiency. A lack of heat or airflow may also be a sign that your ductwork is leaking or needs repair or replacement.
Although your 15-year-old furnace may still be operational, you are likely to pay more for system operation and repairs than you would with a new, high-efficiency furnace replacement.
Older furnaces may start to emit a series of unusual noises including squealing, banging, popping, or rattling. Call the experts at Pohlman Plumbing for efficient, reliable diagnosis of your furnace issues to determine if you need repair or replacement.
A musty smell coming from your vents may be a sign that you have mold growth in the HVAC system or ductwork. If you smell gas, however, you may have a cracked heat exchanger which can pose a serious threat to your home and family. Turn off the furnace and evacuate the home immediately before calling your gas service.
Furnace issues are unavoidable, but if you find yourself calling for repairs once or more each season or are facing a repair higher than 50% of the cost of replacement, it may be time to upgrade to a new unit.
Increased Cost of Energy
As your furnace ages, it starts to lose efficiency, using more energy to produce less heat. Today’s high-efficiency furnaces operate at close to 99% efficiency, compared to older models which may be closer to 65%.
If some of the rooms in your home are hotter or colder than others, your furnace may be improperly sized or no longer able to distribute heat evenly throughout your living space. Our technicians will ensure your furnace replacement or installation is correctly sized for maximum performance and efficiency.
If you’ve noticed any of these warning signs, give Pohlman Plumbing a call at 443-961-2886 to schedule furnace replacement in the Baltimore area.
Why Choose Pohlman Plumbing?
At Pohlman Plumbing, our family-owned and -operated, full-service plumbing and HVAC company has proudly served the Baltimore region for over 10 years. Our professional and friendly customer service combined with our unparalleled skills and high-quality products make us one of the most trusted furnace replacemet services in the area.
We are committed to providing each customer with the Pohlman Promise: Fast service, at a fair price, done right the first time. No matter what your furnace frustrations may be, our team has the skills and experience necessary to deliver fast, reliable replacement services done right from the start. Don’t settle for just any team for your furnace replacement needs; contact Pohlman Plumbing to get the expert service your home deserves today!
SCHEDULE FURNACE REPLACEMENT IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY
Call the experienced professionals at Pohlman Plumbing at 443-961-2886 for fast, efficient furnace replacement services in the Baltimore metro area—or contact us online!
Service Areas: Baltimore
Furnace Replacement FAQs
How long do furnaces last?
On average, furnaces will last about 15-30 years. Refer to your manufacturer’s owner’s manual to see what the life expectancy is for your specific system.
Why does my furnace smell when I first turn it on?
Normal dust burn-off can happen when you first turn your furnace on. This is due to the fact that when furnaces aren’t actively running, dust and other particles gather within the ducts. When the furnace turns on, the dust burns off, creating a slight burning smell. If, however, the smell persists for longer than a few minutes, you may have a larger issue on your hands that will require professional assistance.
Should I repair or replace my furnace?
In general, if the cost to repair your furnace is greater than 50% of the cost to replace the unit, you should opt for furnace replacement rather than repair. Additionally, if your furnace is emitting carbon monoxide gas, you’ll need to replace the unit to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Consult with your HVAC contractor to understand whether repair or replacement services are better suited for your situation.
What are the pros and cons of gas furnaces?
A natural gas furnace is both a clean and affordable option, allowing homeowners to save up to 70% on their monthly expenses when compared to electric units. However, gas furnaces emit a small amount of carbon monoxide, which can pose a serious threat if malfunction occurs. Gas furnaces are also more costly to install and last a shorter period of time compared to electric furnaces.