Get Informed Before Replacing Your Furnace

We want you to be well informed before you invest in a new furnace. A new furnace is a big investment, so let us help you make the right choice with confidence. We will provide you with knowledge and options to help you make the best decision for your family. Schedule your free furnace estimate today by calling (586) 480-5060 or (248) 987-4244 or request service online


Options to consider when replacing your furnace with Charest Heating and Cooling

Properly sizing the Furnace

Undersized equipment can effect how your home is heated. Our technicians pride themselves in identifying the proper system for your home.

Furnace Efficiency

Today’s furnaces have efficiency ratings from 80-97%. The higher the efficiency rating, the lower the utility costs will be for your home. Older furnaces become less efficient, which costs you money. A new furnace install will typically reduce the gas bill.

Single Stage vs. 2 Stage vs. Modulating

Furnaces are available in single, two stage or modulating heat and the main difference between these types is comfort. Modulating furnaces hold the temperature more evenly in the home, and we generally recommend this type if you plan on staying in your home for five or more years. Our technicians can best advise the best option for your house and comfort level.

What type of Motor?

There are three motor options available when purchasing a furnace: variable speed, high efficiency and a standard motor. Most furnaces that haven’t been updated contain a standard motor. Variable speed and high efficiency motors are more effective and can lower your electricity consumption. An additional perk of the variable speed motor is that it operates very quietly. Our technicians can provide consulting on furnace motors and what may be best for your house and your furnace.
Signs it might be time to replace your furnace

It can get bitterly cold during a metro Detroit winter. Don’t wake up without heat in the middle of a winter night. We can help you make sure your furnace is going to last the entire season or provide recommendations if your furnace is too old or far-gone to repair. Here are some signs it may be time to consider replacing your furnace:

  • High utility bills
  • Furnace frequently breaks down
  • Furnace is 10 years or older
  • Takes a long time to heat your home
  • Strange noises from your furnace
  • Heat is not even temperature throughout the home