Every home needs a heating system.

But how do you pick out the right one? And who do you hire to help install and service it?

Carrier Ohio can help. Our directory connects you to Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers in your area to install, service, or repair your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.

Find a Carrier Dealer to Begin Your Next Home Project

Choosing the Right Furnace

Furnaces run at different speeds. The operating speed you choose will impact your comfort, budget, and indoor air quality (IAQ).

  • Single-stage furnaces have just two settings, on or off. Your furnace switches on and continues to run to reach the desired temperature. Once it reaches the temperature, the furnace turns off. Single-stage furnaces are a practical choice for a smaller home but tend to struggle in larger homes.
  • Two-stage furnaces run at full-speed and half-speed. This feature allows your furnace to heat your home more evenly, producing a more consistent temperature from room to room. In addition to creating better heating, the half-speed setting is much quieter.
  • Variable-speed furnaces are the gold standard of the heating world. These models adjust their speeds to provide precise comfort. They run longer at slower speeds, improving efficiencies and lowering your energy bills. These systems tend to have fewer breakdowns because they do not frequently cycle on and off.

Furnace Installation or Replacement

Hiring a quality contractor to install your furnace is equally as important as the product you choose.

You can count on your Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer to take accurate load calculations and measurements to ensure your furnace is sized correctly for your home.

From start to finish, it's a collaborative process:

  • First, we will take measurements to determine the appropriate size of the heating system for your home.
  • Next, we will assist you in finding the model that meets your personal preferences and budget.
  • Then, we will give you an accurate estimate.

The average installation takes four to eight hours. However, the timeframe may increase if you need additional ductwork.

Five Signs That You Need to Replace Your Furnace

Are you ready for a new heating system? Planning ahead allows you to make better financial decisions. Here are some signs that it is time to start looking around

  1. Your furnace is more than 15 years old: Furnaces have an average lifespan of 15-20 years. After that point, they are more likely to experience problems and require frequent repairs.
  2. Your furnace is inefficient: If your energy bills have been increasing steadily, it may be a sign that your furnace is not operating as efficiently as it should be.
  3. Your furnace is not producing enough heat: If it cannot keep your home warm enough, it may be time to replace it.
  4. Your furnace is making strange noises: If it is making strange noises, such as banging, clanging, or squealing, it may be a sign that something is wrong.
  5. Your furnace needs constant repairs: If you are calling for repairs frequently, consider spending that money on a new furnace.

Furnace Repairs

Don't wait for a minor issue to turn into a costly problem. Call a Carrier dealer today if you detect a problem with your HVAC system.

Our Midwest winters demand a reliable heating system. Your Carrier dealer can ensure your equipment is ready to run efficiently before the first major snowfall.

What Are Some Common Furnace Problems?

Carrier dealers offer 24/7 emergency repair services to be there whenever you need help. Some common furnace problems include:

  • Dirty filters: A dirty filter can block airflow and cause your furnace to work harder, leading to higher energy bills and decreased efficiency.
  • Faulty igniter: The igniter is responsible for lighting the pilot light. If the igniter is defective, your furnace will not be able to produce heat.
  • Clogged heat exchanger: The heat exchanger transfers heat from the combustion chamber to the air. If the heat exchanger is clogged, it can reduce the efficiency of your furnace and cause it to overheat.
  • Faulty blower motor: The motor is responsible for circulating the heated air throughout your home. If the blower motor fails, your furnace cannot distribute heat evenly.

Furnace Maintenance

Want to get the most value from your HVAC system? Develop a preventative maintenance plan. Doing so can rejuvenate your equipment, increase comfort, and lower operating costs.

Ask your Carrier dealer about joining a maintenance plan to care for your HVAC equipment. Maintenance Agreements provide repair discounts, priority service, friendly scheduling reminders, peace of mind, and other perks.

When Should I Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up?

We recommended scheduling a furnace tune-up once a year, preferably before the start of the heating season. This will help to ensure that your furnace is operating efficiently and safely.

Call Carrier Today for Professional HVAC Service

Carrier Ohio provides you with a trusted source to locate a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer and the perfect furnace for your home.