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Ask Santa for a New Furnace This Holiday

It’s the holiday season and you are likely checking off the list with gifts for everyone else. You have friends and family to do things for, but what about yourself? There’s a good chance that the best gift you could give yourself this year would be a new furnace.

If you have an older furnace in your home that needs to be replaced, now is a great time to do so. And our team are the experts at furnace replacement in Vineland, NJ. You can keep reading to learn more about your heating options for replacing your furnace this winter season.


When it comes to choosing a furnace, you have both gas and electric options. You also have to consider the AFUE rating of any heater you choose. An AFUE rating of 90 or higher is considered high efficiency and offers you the potential to save a lot of money on your monthly energy costs.

Choosing between a gas or electric furnace may come down to whether or not you have the availability for gas at your home. Gas furnaces are known to be more efficient and effective at providing consistent heat. Electric furnaces on the other hand are more affordable to install, even though you’re spending more on your monthly energy cost over the life of the unit.


If you already have a boiler, replacing it with another boiler is a great idea. Boilers are an excellent way to provide efficient heat for your home. Water conducts heat better than air and so boilers tend to offer better overall comfort compared to a forced air furnace or heat pump.

If you don’t already have a boiler, the installation process for one can be a major headache. Most homeowners only consider a boiler if they are already going through a home renovation. This is because a network of pipes has to be laid underneath the floors of your home for the boiler to channel water through as a method of heating.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are great because they offer all-in-one heating and cooling. You can choose between a ducted or ductless heat pump. The potential downside to a heat pump is that it loses efficiency when temperatures drop down and stay low. A cold-weather heat pump is a good option in cold climates.

Heat pumps work by transferring heat into your home from the outside. When it’s cold outside, there is still some heat in the air that can be transferred. But the lower the temperatures get, the less heat is available, and the harder the heat pump has to work.

You do have the option to install a small furnace alongside your heat pump. This dual fuel system lets you enjoy the energy efficiency of a heat pump while having some extra heating power when it is extremely cold outside.

Your comfort is our business. Contact our team today to schedule your appointment for a new heating system this holiday season.

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