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Minneapolis Gas Furnace Services

At Ray N. Welter Heating Company we’re eager to ensure that all your nights are warm and all your heating bills are low—or as low as they can with all our frigid weather. 

During the long Minnesota winters, our homes serve cozy respite from the cold. When the temperatures dip, our furnaces work behind the scenes to keep us warm—until they don’t. As with any appliances, furnaces will inevitably need to be repaired or replaced. 

Gas furnace services offered by Welter Heating include: 

  • Furnace maintenance: Preemptive maintenance makes a difference. Our $99 Furnace Maintenance Clean and Safety Check makes it affordable.
  • Furnace repair: 24-hour emergency furnace repair in Minneapolis and surrounding areas.
  • Furnace installation: Expert advice and installation of Trane natural gas furnaces.

Even if your current furnace isn’t completely kaput, it might be time to think about a new furnace. Read on to learn why and when you should upgrade to a new furnace. 

When to Consider a New Gas Furnace?

The odds are that you have a natural gas furnace in your home. They are the most popular heating system in the United States and are tied into the HVAC system. Here’s how they work:

  • The natural gas or propane is ignited by the pilot light in a combustion chamber. 
  • The resulting flames heat the metal heat exchanger and increase air temperature. 
  • The furnace blower delivers heated air into the HVAC ductwork. 
  • As the heated air fills your rooms, the colder air is pulled into the return duct
  • The cycle starts again. 

Compared to other furnace types—such as electric, oil, and heat pumps—gas furnaces are exceptionally efficient and reliable. Plus, they require minimal care to run at optimal efficiency. In most cases, yearly furnace maintenance is all that’s needed. 

However, if your gas furnace is more than 15 years old, it’s probably not as efficient as it could be. Older furnaces often have a fuel efficiency between 56% to 70%. That means with older models up to 44% of your fuel is wasted and does not contribute to heating your home. 

High Efficiency Natural Gas Furnaces by Trane

Even among natural gas furnaces, there are top-performers. We think nothing comes close to Trane natural gas furnaces in terms of durability, reliability, and efficiency. And it’s not just our opinion. Trane has been named as America’s most trusted HVAC brand for the last five years. 

While many manufacturers haven’t updated their furnace design for years, Trane continually optimizes their models and creates new components to improve the heating power and resilience of their systems. 

Trane furnaces are quiet and reliable. They also have high-efficiency models with an AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of up to 97%. Because these models use almost all the fuel you pay for to heat the home, they cost significantly less to run. 

While Trane has dozens of models, there are four that we believe are best suited to our frigid Minnesota winters. 

Best High Efficiency Furnaces for Minnesota

  • Trane S9V2: In Trane’s line of top-notch furnaces, there are still some that rise to the top. This model is the quietest available and boasts a 96% gas efficiency. 
  • Trane S9X1: This furnace includes innovative features to make your HVAC more efficient in heating and cooling. This model has the highest efficiency rating of up to 97% AFUE. 

Top-Rated Standard Efficiency Gas Furnace Heaters

  • Trane S8X2: This two-stage furnace provides flexible heating, allowing you to operate your furnace at high or low heat output, depending on your needs when the outside temperatures drop. This model delivers 80% fuel efficiency. 
  • Trane S8X1: A single-stage furnace that provides dependable heating, even in the coldest months. Fuel efficiency rating of 80%.

Choosing Between a High Efficiency and Standard Efficiency Home Gas Furnace

Natural gas furnaces typically cost between $3,000 and $6,000 to purchase and install, with the most significant variable being the cost of the furnace. 

While the upfront cost of a high-efficiency furnace is more significant, the savings from increased efficiency typically makes up for it—especially in Minnesota with our seemingly endless cold. You can use this furnace efficiency calculator to see how much you can save. 

But let’s be clear: Even if you opt for a model with 80% fuel efficiency, that’s probably going to be a massive upgrade if your current furnace is only 60-70% efficient. Also, note that a high-efficiency model isn’t the best choice in all situations. For example, if you’re replacing a furnace in a vented space, an 80% efficiency furnace could be your best bet. 

If you’re not sure what furnace is right for you, we can help! As the leading Trane furnace experts in Minneapolis, we have been connecting customers to the right furnace for decades. 

New/Replacement Gas Furnaces at Affordable Costs

There are certain indicators that your furnace is coming to the end of its life, including insufficient heat and excessive noise. If these symptoms are associated with a furnace that’s around 15 years old, you might need to upgrade. To learn more, read our post on how to tell if you need a new furnace

But committing to a new furnace is an investment. So, make sure you consult your HVAC company to ensure that you need a replacement and not just a repair. If it turns out you need a new furnace, you can count on Welter Heating for reasonable pricing and financing options. 

Newer gas furnaces can last 15-30 years under the right conditions. Durability is one of the main reasons we’re committed to Trane furnaces. With the regular maintenance and timely repairs, we’ve seen Trane furnaces last longer than most other brands.

Because key factors in furnace longevity include routine maintenance and proper installation, choosing the right service company for gas furnace service can help ensure that your gas furnace lasts as long as possible.

Home Furnace Services and Gas Furnace Replacement with Welter Heating

For over 100 years, Welter Heating, a family-owned, Minneapolis-based company, has installed and serviced the home heating systems that help sturdy residents brave and brag about our bitter winter. 

As the leading Trane repair experts in Minneapolis, we have a wealth of experience with the nation’s most trusted HVAC brand. Our licensed and trained professionals know how to install and maintain these systems for maximum efficiency and durability. We’ll even proactively inform you about news related to your Trane furnace.

While we have a particular fondness for Trane furnaces, we won’t leave you out in the cold if you have a different brand of furnace. We know that no one can survive a Minnesota winter without heat. That’s why we offer emergency furnace repair 24/7 during the winter. 

Let us know how we can help with your service, repair, or new furnace needs. Contact our home heating experts at 612-825-6867.

Minneapolis Gas Furnace Services

At Ray N. Welter Heating Company we’re eager to ensure that all your nights are warm and all your heating bills are low—or as low as they can with all our frigid weather. 

During the long Minnesota winters, our homes serve cozy respite from the cold. When the temperatures dip, our furnaces work behind the scenes to keep us warm—until they don’t. As with any appliances, furnaces will inevitably need to be repaired or replaced. 

Gas furnace services offered by Welter Heating include: 

  • Furnace maintenance: Preemptive maintenance makes a difference. Our $99 Furnace Maintenance Clean and Safety Check makes it affordable.
  • Furnace repair: 24-hour emergency furnace repair in Minneapolis and surrounding areas.
  • Furnace installation: Expert advice and installation of Trane natural gas furnaces.

Even if your current furnace isn’t completely kaput, it might be time to think about a new furnace. Read on to learn why and when you should upgrade to a new furnace. 

When to Consider a New Gas Furnace?

The odds are that you have a natural gas furnace in your home. They are the most popular heating system in the United States and are tied into the HVAC system. Here’s how they work:

  • The natural gas or propane is ignited by the pilot light in a combustion chamber. 
  • The resulting flames heat the metal heat exchanger and increase air temperature. 
  • The furnace blower delivers heated air into the HVAC ductwork. 
  • As the heated air fills your rooms, the colder air is pulled into the return duct
  • The cycle starts again. 

Compared to other furnace types—such as electric, oil, and heat pumps—gas furnaces are exceptionally efficient and reliable. Plus, they require minimal care to run at optimal efficiency. In most cases, yearly furnace maintenance is all that’s needed. 

However, if your gas furnace is more than 15 years old, it’s probably not as efficient as it could be. Older furnaces often have a fuel efficiency between 56% to 70%. That means with older models up to 44% of your fuel is wasted and does not contribute to heating your home. 

High Efficiency Natural Gas Furnaces by Trane

Even among natural gas furnaces, there are top-performers. We think nothing comes close to Trane natural gas furnaces in terms of durability, reliability, and efficiency. And it’s not just our opinion. Trane has been named as America’s most trusted HVAC brand for the last five years. 

While many manufacturers haven’t updated their furnace design for years, Trane continually optimizes their models and creates new components to improve the heating power and resilience of their systems. 

Trane furnaces are quiet and reliable. They also have high-efficiency models with an AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of up to 97%. Because these models use almost all the fuel you pay for to heat the home, they cost significantly less to run. 

While Trane has dozens of models, there are four that we believe are best suited to our frigid Minnesota winters. 

Best High Efficiency Furnaces for Minnesota

  • Trane S9V2: In Trane’s line of top-notch furnaces, there are still some that rise to the top. This model is the quietest available and boasts a 96% gas efficiency. 
  • Trane S9X1: This furnace includes innovative features to make your HVAC more efficient in heating and cooling. This model has the highest efficiency rating of up to 97% AFUE. 

Top-Rated Standard Efficiency Gas Furnace Heaters

  • Trane S8X2: This two-stage furnace provides flexible heating, allowing you to operate your furnace at high or low heat output, depending on your needs when the outside temperatures drop. This model delivers 80% fuel efficiency. 
  • Trane S8X1: A single-stage furnace that provides dependable heating, even in the coldest months. Fuel efficiency rating of 80%.

Choosing Between a High Efficiency and Standard Efficiency Home Gas Furnace

Natural gas furnaces typically cost between $3,000 and $6,000 to purchase and install, with the most significant variable being the cost of the furnace. 

While the upfront cost of a high-efficiency furnace is more significant, the savings from increased efficiency typically makes up for it—especially in Minnesota with our seemingly endless cold. You can use this furnace efficiency calculator to see how much you can save. 

But let’s be clear: Even if you opt for a model with 80% fuel efficiency, that’s probably going to be a massive upgrade if your current furnace is only 60-70% efficient. Also, note that a high-efficiency model isn’t the best choice in all situations. For example, if you’re replacing a furnace in a vented space, an 80% efficiency furnace could be your best bet. 

If you’re not sure what furnace is right for you, we can help! As the leading Trane furnace experts in Minneapolis, we have been connecting customers to the right furnace for decades. 

New/Replacement Gas Furnaces at Affordable Costs

There are certain indicators that your furnace is coming to the end of its life, including insufficient heat and excessive noise. If these symptoms are associated with a furnace that’s around 15 years old, you might need to upgrade. To learn more, read our post on how to tell if you need a new furnace

But committing to a new furnace is an investment. So, make sure you consult your HVAC company to ensure that you need a replacement and not just a repair. If it turns out you need a new furnace, you can count on Welter Heating for reasonable pricing and financing options. 

Newer gas furnaces can last 15-30 years under the right conditions. Durability is one of the main reasons we’re committed to Trane furnaces. With the regular maintenance and timely repairs, we’ve seen Trane furnaces last longer than most other brands.

Because key factors in furnace longevity include routine maintenance and proper installation, choosing the right service company for gas furnace service can help ensure that your gas furnace lasts as long as possible.

Home Furnace Services and Gas Furnace Replacement with Welter Heating

For over 100 years, Welter Heating, a family-owned, Minneapolis-based company, has installed and serviced the home heating systems that help sturdy residents brave and brag about our bitter winter. 

As the leading Trane repair experts in Minneapolis, we have a wealth of experience with the nation’s most trusted HVAC brand. Our licensed and trained professionals know how to install and maintain these systems for maximum efficiency and durability. We’ll even proactively inform you about news related to your Trane furnace.

While we have a particular fondness for Trane furnaces, we won’t leave you out in the cold if you have a different brand of furnace. We know that no one can survive a Minnesota winter without heat. That’s why we offer emergency furnace repair 24/7 during the winter. 

Let us know how we can help with your service, repair, or new furnace needs. Contact our home heating experts at 612-825-6867.

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