When the snow starts falling in Rittman, OH, you want a furnace you can depend on to keep your family warm and safe. Behind every great furnace is a great team of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals—you can count on Schar Heating & Cooling to keep your heating equipment running strong.
We can service any make or model. Additionally, we install only the finest heating and cooling products: furnaces, heat pumps, boilers, and air conditioners. No matter the time of year, we’re ready to improve your home comfort
What Does AFUE Mean?
AFUE stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency. This rating system gives you a quick way to see how cost-effective an HVAC unit is.
Older, lower-tier furnaces typically have an AFUE of 56 to 70 percent. That means little more than half of the fuel they consume gets used. Not exactly the most productive use of resources. Fortunately, furnaces have come a long way since then, burning as high as 98.5 percent AFUE.
How Much Money Can a New Furnace Save You?
Our AFUE energy savings calculator can help determine how much you could save on your utility bills. Just enter your current unit’s AFUE value and compare it to a newer, more efficient system.
A new furnace does more than save you money on energy costs—it lowers your home’s carbon emissions. Switching out from your old 56 percent AFUE clunker to a 90 percent AFUE efficiency model can reduce your carbon footprint by a significant margin, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
What Is a Variable Speed Furnace?
Single-stage furnaces only blow hot air at one speed. They are the most affordable upfront—but the most expensive to operate. Additionally, they have the most temperature variance, sometimes a 4 to 6 degrees difference between rooms.
Two-stage furnaces can distribute hot air at a full-speed or half-speed setting. This allows for more comfort and efficiency without breaking the bank.
Variable speed furnaces have fully dynamic and responsive blower speeds. This is the most energy-efficient option by far. Also, your home will be a near-uniform temperature, within a fraction of a difference between all rooms.
How Does a Furnace Work?
Gas furnaces heat using combustion. Once you set your thermostat, your furnace gets to work.
The ignitor lights the gas. Newer models use an electric starter to ignite, while older models use a pilot flame.
The combustion chamber lets in oxygen. This keeps the combustion efficient and clean. It also gets rid of byproducts, sending them through your flue.
The heat exchanger captures the heat rising from the combustion chamber. It has metal tubes that warm up. The heat from the tubes gets distributed through your air ducts with blowers.
Furnace Installation and Replacement
Need a new heating system installed? We can help with that. At Schar Heating & Cooling, our team of highly trained experts is ready to modernize your home comfort.
From start to finish, it’s a collaborative process:
- First, we’ll take measurements to determine the appropriate size of the heating system for your home.
- Next, we’ll assist as you find the model that meets your personal preferences and budget.
- Then, we’ll give you an accurate estimate.
The average installation takes four to eight hours. However, the timeframe may increase if you need additional air ducts put in or work done on your wires or gas lines.
Be sure to ask about our convenient financing options to purchase the HVAC equipment your family deserves. Ready to get started? Give us a call.
Are you having furnace troubles? Common symptoms include:
- Short cycling
- Patchy heat or no heat at all
- Strange sounds
It gets cold here in Ohio, so we take repair calls seriously. Our experts are committed to solving the problem and making a long-lasting repair—no band-aid solutions. As an added protection, we offer repair warranties.
HVAC equipment always seems to break down at the wrong time! No worries—we offer 24/7 emergency response services to be there right when you need us.
Schedule a fall tune-up to keep your heating system running at peak efficiency all winter. It’s also critical for your safety—a professional needs to check your heat exchanger for any cracks that could lead to a dangerous carbon monoxide leak. Your specialist will also perform vital cleaning that helps extend the lifespan of your equipment. Schedule maintenance today. Or sign up for one of our [company-plans] to receive reminders, priority service, discounts, and more.
Call Schar Heating & Cooling for Dependable HVAC Service
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Cody came out to our house to help us repair our furnace that had been shutting off. We had been using a previous company and now we wish we had gone to Schar first. Cody immediately began inspecting and explaining the process. He found the issues and made the necessary repairs! Customer service and pricing unmatched! Cody knows his stuff and really cared to go the extra mile for us.
My furnace went out on the coldest night of the year and in less than 24 hours Schar was there taking care of the problem. All of their employees have been courteous and caring. They provided me with heaters until a new furnace could be installed; which was less than a week after my problem began. Thanks Schar and your employees for your professionalism.
I was very impressed from start to finish with this new furnace install. The inspection and quote, notifications on timing, and the installation itself. Very well done. The two young men who installed were fabulous. I told them and the company and I will reiterate here, If these two were my sons, I would be very proud of them. Heck I am proud of them anyways, they did a great job! I highly recommend Schar Heating and Cooling for all you HVAC needs.
We have appreciated what Schar has done for us both on servicing the old furnace to installing a new water heater. They’ve been prompt, courteous, and thorough every time.
Super friendly and professional service! They were very prompt in helping get my heat back on! Highly recommend!!!
Install and follow-up team was friendly and professional. We are very pleased with our new furnace and looking forward to warm weather and using our new air conditioner.
This is one of the best experiences I have ever had with a service call. They responded quickly when our furnace went out. Cody delivered great service and explained things in detail on what was going on. My family is appreciative and we feel safer now that everything is fixed. I will always use their service for my heating and cooling needs.
Cody came out to check my furnace as it was not blowing out warm air and keeping up to temperature. He was very professional and patient with me explaining everything and showing me all the pictures he took of the issue with my furnace. I will definitely be keeping them as my heating and cooling company and have already recommended them to someone. Thank you for being awesome to my dog as well!