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We have been providing trusted furnace installation services to Pittsburgh and surrounding areas for 38 years. To stay prepared for the harsh winters of Pittsburgh, our furnace installation technicians are continually trained on all the latest heating technology available by all major furnace producers.

Whether you are looking to invest in a new high-efficiency heating system from our line of Carrier furnaces, or the time has come that you require a furnace replacement. Our furnace service installation contractors will be happy to help you find the best heating option to install for your home.

Ensure the lifetime of your furnace or heat pump, and get the highest efficiency possible from these heating systems, ask about our 21 Point – Furnace Priority Service Plans.

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What Is A Furnace & How Does It Work?

A furnace is an enclosed structure where heat is produced to warm the air of a home or building. Various heating systems exist to achieve this, the most common being gas furnaces, electric heat pumps or electric furnaces, and oil furnaces.

The Basic Process Furnaces Use to Heat Your Home:

STEP 1: The furnace is heated using its primary fuel source being ether heat, gas, electricity, or a combination of these.

STEP 2: The heat energy produced by the fuel source is then used to heat the furnace heat exchanger. Any excess heat exhaust created in this step is released through the furnace’s flue.

STEP 3: Your furnace then operates to pump out the cold dense air from your home through the ductwork into the looped tubes of the heat exchanger to warm the air.

STEP 4: The air is now heated and ready for the furnace blower to redistribute the air back to the rooms in your home.

Types Of Furnace Systems

Gas Furnace

Gas-powered central air systems are the most common type of furnace. Natural gas is often the fuel that is used for this type of HVAC heating. These systems are made up of a gas valve, burners, a blower, a heat exchanger, a control system consisting of the thermostat and electrical controls, a ventilation system, and ductwork. They operate by using gas to heat the heat exchange in the furnace to heat the air of your home. Gas furnaces come in three varieties, single-stage furnaces, two-stage furnaces, and modulating furnaces.

Single Stage Gas Furnace

A single-stage furnace is the most common type of gas heating system. Single-stage furnaces have only one high gas flow setting when the gas valve is open. This makes these systems less energy efficient with an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating of about 80%. These systems are a better choice if you have a home located in an area with more mild temperatures.

Two-Stage Gas Furnace

Two-stage furnaces are capable of fluctuating between high power and half power or low and high gas flow. These systems work closely with your thermostat to determine the amount of gas needed to sufficiently heat your home, which makes them more energy efficient than single-stage furnaces with a general AFUE rating of 90%.

Modulating Gas Furnace

The most energy-efficient type of gas heating system is modulating gas furnaces. These systems have an exceptional ability to determine needed gas usage with great precision by regulating output by one percent intervals. Modulating gas furnaces evaluate and adjust energy output by the minute, ensuring the output of gas energy is limited to the minimal amount needed to provide your home with optimal warming comfort. A modulating gas furnace can achieve an astounding AFUE rating of up to 98% efficiency!

Hot Water Boiler Heating

A boiler also works to heat your home with gas, only it does so through the use of radiators placed throughout your home that have gas-heated water flowing through them. Boilers work by releasing gas through a gas valve into a sealed combustion chamber in the boiler through small jets. With an electrical ignition, the gas is combusted to create heat. This heat is absorbed by a connected pipe carrying cold water. The water is heated to about 60°C (140°F) and transferred to the radiators through your home to maintain the heated indoor climate you desire.

Oil Furnace

Oil furnaces are fueled by heating oil, a low-viscosity, liquid petroleum product. In oil heating systems, the process begins in the combustion chamber where oil is electrically ignited to heat the furnace heat exchanger. The heat is then transferred to the gas or boiler water that your oil HVAC heating system uses to heat the air that will be distributed through your home.

Electric Furnace/Heatpump

Heat pumps are electric-powered machines that warm your home by pulling in cold air and sending the air through the refrigeration cycle. The air is heated and then redistributed throughout the rooms of your home.

Electric furnaces, or heat pumps, consist of the following indoor and outdoor parts: Heat Pump Out-Door Parts:

  • A condenser that heats or cools the air, depending on which way the refrigerant flows.
  • A defrost control board with a sensor that automatically runs a defrost cycle when it detects frost and ice. If steam is rising from the outdoor unit, that likely means it is defrosting.
  • A compressor that pressurizes and moves the refrigerant fluid through the system.
  • An electric heat strip for auxiliary heat.
  • Refrigerant lines that connect the outdoor unit to the indoor unit.
  • A fan that pulls in air.

Heat Pump In-Door Parts:

  • Thermostat control.
  • Ducts and vents that distribute air through the home.
  • An air handler is made up of a blower motor, evaporator coils, and a fan that moves warm air into the ductwork.
  • A condenser that heats or cools the air, depending on which way the refrigerant flows.

How to prepare for your new furnace installation:

1. Clear the Way!

Keep a clear path to where the furnace crew will be working. HVAC systems are often large and difficult to maneuver. We need as much space as possible to replace your old furnace. Cleaning the pathway to the heater can help speed up the installation process. It also makes the area safer for us to work in if you remove all potential tripping hazards. If it is necessary for us to travel through narrow hallways or spaces to install the new furnace, remove any objects in the path or pictures on the walls.

2. Be There

If possible, free up your schedule to be sure you can be available during the times your new furnace installation is being performed. The job can take anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days. You will not need to do any part of the installation, but it is still best to be available during all parts of the furnace installation process. This will also allow our installers an opportunity to give you a tour of your new heating system and offer you pointers on how to operate it best. Speak with us about scheduling the installation according to times that will work best for you.

3. Think Ahead

You can ensure the temperature in your home is at an ideal temperature for comfort and energy efficiency, even when you are away, with a programmable thermostat. Be sure to ask about the thermostat that your new furnace includes, and find out about the Wi-Fi programmable thermostat options we have available that will allow you to control your home temperature from an app on your cell phone. Call 412-787-1341 to learn about the options we have available.

4. Any Add-Ons?

Take this time to consider adding an in-line humidifier to your new heating system. In colder months, the air inside and outside of your home is dry, this lack of moisture results in dry skin and chapped lips. It’s easy to increase the moisture of the air in your home by using a furnace with an in-line humidifier. The added moisture will make your home feel warmer at lower temperatures. As a result, it will lower your heating bill as well. Call 412-787-1341 to learn about the options we have available.

5. Consider Health & Wellness

Updating your home heating is also an excellent opportunity to reduce allergy problems in your home. Help remove the massive amounts of dust that naturally accumulate in your home by asking our furnace service installation technicians about adding an in-line air purification system to your new furnace set up. These systems are effective at cleaning the air in your home while producing heat. Call 412-787-1341 to learn about the options we have available.

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The Typical Ductless Mini-Split Installation Process

Once you have decided on which air conditioner you will be purchasing, one of our air conditioner specialists will come to your home to conduct a pre-installation evaluation to determine how to best install your new AC system. These are the steps the installation professional will follow.

1. Find a location that will have enough room for the AC unit’s clearance and ventilation specifications.

2. Evaluate for possible safety hazards, such as areas prone to flood water collection or overexposure to dirt, grime, grease, or anything else that could inadvertently catch on fire.

3. Ensure the location will be able to hook up to the ductwork, drain, pipes, electric supply, and gas supply.

4. Once the best location has been determined for everything, our air conditioner installation service crew will install the ductwork system, vent pipes, electric supplies, and condensate drain your system will require.

5. Finally the foundation for installation has been completed, all that is left to do is install your new air conditioner.

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Great service, friendly staff. Furnace failed during recent cold spell, staff were here the next day to service the furnace. Discovered the furnace (24 years old) needed replaced which they did the next day. What great service!

David H.

Fast and Professional. Could not recommend Wade Heating & Cooling enough. From the very first technician that came out, to the estimator and installers, all were extremely knowledgeable and professional. Not many workers out there anymore who seem to care about their customers like this company does.

Bob S.

Great sales and installation team! Very friendly, considerate and conscientious!! I had a Mitsubishi ductless system installed in two rooms and couldn't be happier with the work and demeanor of this team who spent 8+ hours in the freezing cold with smiles. Truly top notch.

Craig J.

Our experiences with Wade have been entirely positive. We value the honesty and integrity of the Wade staff. Every technician has been professional, knowledgeable and honest.

Cecilia G.

The entire team from estimator to installers was very professional. The installation team cleaned up each day before leaving and were polite and respectful and easy to have in the house. They carefully explained everything before leaving. I highly recommend Wade!

Susan H.
Our Reviews

See What Customers Are Saying

Great service, friendly staff. Furnace failed during recent cold spell, staff were here the next day to service the furnace. Discovered the furnace (24 years old) needed replaced which they did the next day. What great service!

David H.

Fast and Professional. Could not recommend Wade Heating & Cooling enough. From the very first technician that came out, to the estimator and installers, all were extremely knowledgeable and professional. Not many workers out there anymore who seem to care about their customers like this company does.

Bob S.

Great sales and installation team! Very friendly, considerate and conscientious!! I had a Mitsubishi ductless system installed in two rooms and couldn't be happier with the work and demeanor of this team who spent 8+ hours in the freezing cold with smiles. Truly top notch.

Craig J.

Our experiences with Wade have been entirely positive. We value the honesty and integrity of the Wade staff. Every technician has been professional, knowledgeable and honest.

Cecilia G.

The entire team from estimator to installers was very professional. The installation team cleaned up each day before leaving and were polite and respectful and easy to have in the house. They carefully explained everything before leaving. I highly recommend Wade!

Susan H.