Furnace Replacement In Mesquite, Forney, Balch Springs, TX, and Surrounding Areas
Residential and Commercial Furnace Replacement in Dallas-Fort Worth
DVO Heating and Air Conditioning has been providing exceptional HVAC services to the Mesquite, Texas area since 2006. We understand the need to have high-quality heating equipment in your home or business, and we take pride in every furnace we install. Every member of our caring team is licensed and certified per Texas regulations. No matter what your furnace replacement needs, we have a solution to fit every home and budget.
Furnace Installation: A Vital Step in Heating
You may not realize it, but the correct installation of a furnace is often more important than the brand itself. Licensed HVAC contractors know this, which is why it’s crucial to select a technician with the proper training. Improperly installed furnaces are not only less energy efficient, but they can also lead to safety issues like carbon monoxide poisoning and fire hazards.
When a technician from DVO Heating and Air Conditioning comes to replace your existing furnace, he or she will do what’s called a Manual J load calculation. This is a complete analysis of your home that will yield an accurate result telling us what size furnace you need. It takes into account not only the square footage of the building but things like what it’s constructed from (wood, brick, etc.), the position of walls, and the number of family members. It also considers the locations of windows, the condition of insulation in walls, attics, and crawl spaces, ceiling height, and the direction the front of your home faces. The year your house was built is also a factor.
In commercial structures, your HVAC pro will go through a similar process but with a Manual N load calculation — a set of measurements to size heating and air conditioning equipment for businesses. This analysis helps contractors meet the specific requirements of commercial installations. One aspect is the average number of employees and customers inside the building on any given day. It’s a critical part of the calculation since bodies also generate heat!
Furnace Replacement: Correct Sizing
At DVO Heating and Air Conditioning, we understand that furnace replacement isn’t a one-size-fits-all project. Heating power is measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units). A furnace with too high a BTU rating for the house it’s heating will put out too much heat per square foot. This causes the thermostat to shut down the system before it’s completed its full heating cycle. It puts incredible strain on the furnace, and will eventually cause the equipment to break down prematurely.
On the other hand, when a furnace is “too small” (not powerful enough), it doesn’t put out enough heat for the space and keeps running continuously. Not only does it take a long time for your home to reach the desired temperature, but this overwork also puts a heavy load on the furnace. Oversized and undersized furnaces alike have shorter lifespans.
Our experienced HVAC techs will never cut corners when it comes to performing Manual J or N load calculations for sizing your new furnace. Besides using high-tech tools that will help us analyze the dimensions of your home or commercial building, we’ll take all the necessary measurements. Your new, correctly-sized furnace will be energy efficient and keep you comfortable.
Indications for Furnace Replacement
If your existing furnace hasn’t been taking the Texas chill out of the air this winter, here are some signs you should consider replacing it.
- Despite changing the filter and performing regular maintenance, your home has been harboring a lot more dust, dander, and dirt lately. You’ve noticed reduced air quality while running your furnace.
- Although your heat usage hasn’t changed, your energy bill has been much higher. This can be true of both gas and electric furnaces. An improperly functioning gas furnace can naturally increase your gas bill, but both gas and electric units can raise your electric bill as well. Both contain electric elements and utilize electricity (though electric furnaces use much more).
- Rooms within your home aren’t heating evenly. It could be due to an incorrectly sized furnace (too small), as we mentioned earlier. However, if your heater has the right BTU rating and you’ve never had this problem before, there’s another cause. If ducting is sufficient and vents are open, your furnace may be breaking down.
- Within the last two years, your furnace has needed frequent repairs. If it’s over 15 years old, it may be time for a new model. Removing it and installing an Energy Star rated furnace can be up to 15% more energy efficient.
- The furnace has been making lots of odd noises, such as popping, banging, or rattling. If repairs don’t fix it, it’s a sign that the unit is wearing out.
- The furnace has been turning on and off a lot (short-cycling) and sometimes blows cold air.
- Despite frequently adjusting the thermostat, you can never seem to keep the house at a comfortable heat level. The solution might be as easy as changing or repairing your thermostat, but it could indicate that your furnace is no longer able to distribute the heat properly.
- Your gas furnace’s burner flame has been yellow. Any color flame besides blue shows incomplete combustion of gases and indicates the production of carbon monoxide or leaking natural gas. Other signs that your furnace is emitting carbon monoxide include:
- Lack of upward airflow in the furnace flue.
- Excess moisture around your home, such as on walls and windows.
- Black streaks of carbon around the furnace.
- Rust on the flue or other pipes.
- You and your family have been experiencing carbon monoxide exposure symptoms. Symptoms of CO poisoning include weakness, dizziness, headaches, chest pain, confusion, upset stomach, and vomiting. “Flu-like” signs are also common. If the heat exchanger in your furnace is cracked, it can release carbon monoxide. Call your HVAC tech right away, maintain your carbon monoxide detector, and of course, see a doctor.
Call the Experts in Furnace Replacement
DVO Heating and Air Conditioning works with only the best brands of heating equipment, ensuring you get the highest quality furnace at the most affordable price. We also offer financing so that you can get the heating you need without breaking the bank. Our pros are the masters of furnace replacement in Mesquite, Texas, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Contact us today for a warm and safe winter!