What Is a Good Furnace for Your Southeast Wisconsin Home?
When winter sweeps through Southeast Wisconsin, you need a reliable furnace to keep your home cozy and warm. The right furnace heats the interior without spiking your energy bills. If your current heater is on its last leg, you may be shopping for a top-notch furnace that fits your home’s needs.
Understanding the Importance of Choosing the Right Furnace for Your Home
If you live in Wisconsin, you rely on home heating for over half the year. Choosing a high-quality furnace is crucial for your family’s comfort and energy bills. The Thielmann Group services and installs various top-notch brands, ensuring you get the right furnace.
Factors To Consider When Selecting a Furnace
Before choosing one furnace or another, consider these key factors:
- Efficiency: A furnace with a higher efficiency rating can significantly lower your energy bills.
- Size: The furnace size should match the heating requirements for the size of your home.
- Cost: Consider both the upfront price and the long-term operating costs.
- Brand reputation: Opt for a reputable brand known for durability and reliable performance.
- Fuel source: Determine whether a gas or oil furnace suits your needs.
- Warranty: A good warranty can save you from unexpected repair costs.
Types of Furnaces We Offer
The Thielmann Group installs and services gas and oil furnaces, each with distinct advantages.
Gas furnaces are efficient and provide quick, reliable heat. The initial investment might be higher, but gas furnaces usually have lower operating costs thanks to affordable natural gas. Plus, gas furnaces tend to last longer and require less maintenance.
Oil furnaces produce a higher heat output, making them incredibly powerful. However, heating oil is often more expensive than natural gas, leading to higher operating costs. Oil furnaces also often require more maintenance. In addition, they involve storing oil onsite, an inconvenience for some but a necessity for properties without natural gas lines.
Evaluating the Efficiency & Energy-Saving Features of a Furnace
Modern furnaces have numerous energy-saving features, such as variable-speed blowers, two-stage burners, electronic ignition, and condensing technology. These features are the key to pushing modern furnaces above 90% efficiency. Every new furnace displays its efficiency rating and estimated operating costs on a yellow EnergyGuide label — you can use this label to compare your options.
Sizing & Installation Considerations for a Furnace
Selecting the appropriate furnace size is crucial for efficient performance and system longevity. When determining what size furnace to install, consider your home’s square footage, insulation level, air infiltration rates, window layout, climate, and occupancy. The knowledgeable technicians at the Thielmann Group can assist with analyzing these factors to determine the most suitable furnace size.
Maintenance & Troubleshooting Tips for Your Furnace
Regular maintenance is the key to a long-lasting, efficient furnace. This involves having a professional inspect your furnace every fall to catch issues early. Between formal maintenance visits, keep your furnace running smoothly by replacing the filter, cleaning the area around the furnace, running a programmable thermostat with optimized settings, and requesting prompt repairs if you notice unusual noises, smells, or decreased efficiency.
Enrolling in our Care-Free Maintenance & Energy Savings Program is the best way to manage your maintenance schedule and lower monthly utility bills. Members also receive repair discounts and priority scheduling.
Schedule Furnace Services With the Thielmann Group
Winter is approaching Southeast Wisconsin — ensure you have a reliable furnace installed and ready to go. With a team of NATE-certified technicians and experience dating back to 1929, you can trust the Thielmann Group to deliver unbeatable heating solutions.
Why Choose the Thielmann Group?
Offering Reliable Heating & Cooling in WI for Over 90 Years
- Same-day services
- Licensed & insured
- NATE-certified & background-checked technicians
- Free estimates on replacement quotes
- Maintenance plans available
- Upfront pricing & financing options
- Military, veteran & senior discounts
- A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau
- Lennox Feel the Love partner