Educational Articles & Latest News
Can I Install a New Furnace and Still Use My Pre-Existing Ducts?
The ductwork in your home is probably extensive, running through walls, under floors, and through crawlspaces. If you need to replace your current furnace because it has broken down, or perhaps has lost too much efficiency, you won’t want to go through the extra work of replacing your current ductwork system to accommodate the new furnace. People often wonder if new ductwork is a requirement for a furnace installation.
The answer is: “Usually not.” We’ll look into how this works. But for a solid answer, you’ll need to talk to an HVAC technician who can look over your house and your current furnace. Call Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning today and learn about what you’ll need for a new furnace installation in Marana, AZ.
You won’t need to replace your ductwork if…
You are installing a furnace similar to your current one. Your new furnace will likely have a higher efficiency rating than your old one (advances in technology have made furnaces more energy efficient in general) and include more features, but it can use the same ducts without any complications. Your installers may need to make some adjustments at the connectors, but nothing more extensive than this.
Even for most high-efficiency furnaces, you won’t need to replace any of the ductwork. Have the installers perform duct testing along the ventilation system to spot leaks or other places where the ducts might lose heat. This will give the installers an idea of how well the ductwork will handle a high-efficiency furnace. If you have taken good care of the ductwork over the years, you can expect few problems.
You may need ductwork replacement if…
The ductwork is extremely old and/or in poor shape. If you’ve experienced trouble with leaking ductwork before and have needed numerous sealing and repair jobs done, then you should consider at least having partial ductwork replacement. HVAC installers can perform the same duct testing to find just how leaky the ducts in your home have become. Based on this, they can provide you with an estimate of how much work needs to be done to make sure that your new furnace can live up to its efficiency rating.
Call duct and furnace professionals
At Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning, we not only provide excellent furnace installation and other heating service options in Marana, AZ, but we are also air quality and energy efficiency specialists. We can combine installing your new furnace with duct testing and repairs so that you’ll know that you will receive the finest possible performance from your new heating system. If you have any concerns about your ductwork and a new furnace, call us today.
Related Expert Center Articles
Qualities to Look for in Commercial HVAC Repair Services
During a long, hot summer in Southern Arizona, a powerful air conditioner is essential for the success of any business. With the amount of strain that you will place on your company’s AC during the summer months, you need to have the number of an excellent Tucson, AZ commercial HVAC repair service handy should something go wrong with your cooling. You’ll also need to keep them in mind for the rest of the year, should you also need work for your heater. But what separates a good comm...
Don’t Forget to Schedule Heating Maintenance
The temperature around here during the daytime hours is still pretty warm, although, at night, things are getting noticeably cooler. Sure, we’re hanging around the mid-60’s for the most part right now, but it won’t be long before temps in the 50’s, and even the 40’s, are commonplace. Our mild winters do not mean that you can overlook the need for professional heating maintenance in Phoenix, AZ. Before our nights get any colder, you should dial our number and schedule routine h...
Thermostat Tips for a Better Cooling Performance
There are a lot of different components in your home cooling system, but not a single one do you interact with more directly than your thermostat. It is your thermostat, after all, through which you communicate with your air conditioning system in order to regulate its performance. Because of this, it is absolutely necessary to ensure that you are using your thermostat in Phoenix, AZ as successfully as possible. While you may not think of a thermostat as being very complex, the fact of t...
See what our customers say about The Goettl Way.
I have been with Goettl Air in Tucson for years and have always had complete confidence in their maintenance service. The technicians are knowledgeable and pleasant, on time, and work in an efficient and timely manner. They explain what they are doing and will make recommendations if a repair is warranted. I have purchased several preventive parts and find that my yearly inspections have been great — with little or no repair in the past years. I do like the option of a yearly maintenance contract. Having yearly maintenance keeps my furnace and air conditioner running efficiently. I would definitely recommend Goettl Air Conditioning.
See what our customers say about The Goettl Way.