When should I replace my furnace?

I get asked this question here in Bozeman all the time. How long does a furnace last?  We have seen furnace units that were installed in the 1950’s that are still functioning and heating homes here in the Gallatin Valley, but it isn’t very common.  The average warranty for modern high efficiency furnaces is 10 […]
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It is a daily occurrence… “Well this guy was a couple hundred dollars cheaper so we went with them.”  I cringe every time I get that response. Unfortunately, I know that homeowner will likely be calling back once the job is completed because something was done incorrectly and either that company won’t warranty the work […]
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Which is the Best AC Unit for My Home? The best AC unit for a home depends on many variables. Below are some common situations and the best AC unit options for each. I need whole-home comfort If you are looking for a whole-home solution, you have several options. If your home has existing ductwork […]
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One of the most common questions I get is, “How much does it cost to run AC?”  The answer, a LOT cheaper than most people think! In Montana, we are fortunate that we don’t need AC for long extended periods of time, typically just in the afternoons and evenings on very hot days so our […]
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The kids are back in school and fall is in the air!  Time to take care of pre-winter maintenance. Wait, what?!  I’m guilty. The system that provides my family with heat during the freezing Montana winters was always the LAST thing on my mind.  That is, until you no longer have it!  Just like your […]
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Who doesn’t want to reduce energy consumption and save money?  Here are 8 tips to help you reduce your power bill and put more green in your wallet while keeping your family comfortable. Even if you have air conditioning, use a ceiling fan and other fans to provide additional cooling and better circulation. Install a programmable thermostat and raise […]
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In the state of Montana, you don’t have to hold a licence to install arguably one of the most important systems in a home, your HVAC system.  We all need heat in these cold Montana winters, but the guys installing these systems need no experience before starting a company like electricians and plumbers. When the […]
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One of the top questions I get asked is, “What does a new furnace cost?”  Of course, the answer is, “It depends.”  There are many reasons that you may need a new furnace and the cost will vary based on the answer to that question. 1. You are building a new house and need a […]
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Winter in Montana can be rough on your skin. The cold dry air, the furnace running non-stop… I should buy stock in Jergens! I’ve spent years lathering on the lotion, dealing with chapped lips and dry skin. I have ran the small humidifiers that you have to clean constantly and refill multiple times a day […]
Bozeman HVAC
The average life span of a furnace is roughly 15-20 years if well maintained, serviced and filters changed regularly. Units installed prior to about 2005 in the Bozeman area are likely 80% or less efficient. The standard in the industry now is 90% plus although most HVAC contractors are installing 95% or higher units. The […]