Investing in a new furnace is a big commitment. We recognize that and want to make your experience as easy as possible. You will experience increased comfort and lower energy bills right away when you choose a well-designed system for your home. Our service advisors take the time to learn the unique needs of your house and design a system for you that is correctly sized and properly installed.
Repair vs Replace
Watch the video for some helpful guidelines on how to make this decision. If repairing your furnace makes the most sense right now, you may want to consider one of our parts and labor service agreements to offer protection in case more repairs are needed in the future.
Importance of a Quality Installation
In the nearly 60 years we’ve been doing business, we have noticed that proper sizing and quality installation make a much bigger difference in comfort, efficiency, and customer satisfaction than any particular brand name. Recent studies have proven that common installation errors account for an average of up to 30% loss of energy efficiency in heating and cooling equipment.
We do things right at A.B. May. We follow industry standards for installation and do not cut corners. A Kansas City Star investigation found that A.B. May is one of the few companies in the KC metro that even pulls permits for furnace installations at all. Importantly, permits give the city an opportunity to check for installation errors that could allow dangerous carbon monoxide leaks. Permits cost a little extra money and time, but they are an essential step for quality control. Learn more about our high standards on our installation process page.
Do I need to Buy a New Air Conditioner, too?
Purchasing a new air conditioner or furnace for your home is a major investment. People often consider buying one-half of a system now and plan to replace the other part when it breaks sometime in the future. You can do that, but it often makes sense to replace both parts at the same time.
Modern furnaces and air conditioners share the same air handler (blower) inside your home. By design, they work together as a matching system, and you will get the most efficiency and performance by installing them together. Buying one part of that system may limit some of your options, but it is possible. Make sure you talk to your service advisor about any concerns you have. Our goal is to present all of your options, so you can make the best choice for your family.
A Ductless Alternative
A traditional furnace and air conditioner may be just what you need, but older homes and new additions may require a special solution.
Mini-Split Ductless Heat Pumps – Do you live in an older home without central air? Or do you have a room addition that is never the right temperature? A mini-split ductless heat pump may be the perfect solution for you. These units have indoor and outdoor components, just like a traditional system, but they are much smaller and do not require any ductwork. Mini-splits simply hang on a wall or ceiling. They also allow more flexibility and control for areas difficult to heat. Finally, they increase energy efficiency because there is no possibility for ducts to leak. Mini-splits are used all around the world and are growing in popularity in Kansas City.