Dowd Mechanical, Heating & Air Conditioning is your one-stop shop for any and all gas furnace services in the Philadelphia, PA area!
Gas furnaces are some of the most efficient heating systems available today. In fact, given the great recent advances in furnace technology, new gas furnaces can potentially offer as much as twice the heat production compared to models made only 10 – 20 years ago.
Whether you’re interested in installing a gas furnace, upgrading to a newer model, or you just need repairs and maintenance, contact Dowd Mechanical, Heating & Air Conditioning. We can handle all your gas furnace services in Philadelphia, PA and the surrounding areas.
Schedule a free estimate today by giving us a call at 215-752-3638 or filling out the form to the right!
Gas Furnace Installation & Replacement
Do you already heat your home with a natural gas furnace? Or are you interested in installing one in your new home? Contact Dowd Mechanical, Heating & Air Conditioning today to learn more about installing a gas furnace or upgrading your current model to a more energy efficient system.
Today’s high efficiency gas furnaces can have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) between 90 – 97, which means they convert that percentage of fuel directly to heat—making them incredibly efficient! There are many benefits to upgrading your current heating system, including improved energy efficiency, potentially lower heating bills, becoming more environmentally friendly, and more! Call us today to schedule a free estimate for your gas furnace services!
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Gas Furnace Repair & Maintenance
If your gas furnace does not produce enough heat (or produces no heat at all), if your pilot light burns out repeatedly, or if your gas furnace experiences any other problems, call Dowd Mechanical, Heating & Air Conditioning. We can provide full gas furnace repair services for any brand of gas furnace to ensure that your family stays warm even on the coldest days of the year. And if you want to decrease the likelihood of inconvenient breakdowns this winter, contact us to schedule gas furnace maintenance.
Not only does routine gas furnace maintenance ensure your system is operating at an optimal level, it also gives our experienced technicians the chance to spot any minor issues and repair them before they become major problems down the road.
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Benefits of Gas Furnaces
There are many benefits to having a gas furnace in your home, including:
Lower costs – Gas furnaces hold many advantages over their oil burning counterparts. For one thing, gas burns much more cleanly (and therefore less expensively) than oil. Most oil furnaces require yearly service to remove accumulated soot and sulfur deposits—gas furnaces save you money by eliminating these requirements. Not only do they leave no soot, but gas furnaces also produce no oily odor. Gas furnaces are generally much more reliable and less likely to break down than oil or electric furnaces.
In addition to lower maintenance costs, gas furnaces will always have lower fuel costs than oil furnaces. While natural gas is still subject to price hikes, experts predict that it will never reach the price levels of oil.
Higher efficiency – Gas furnaces are the most efficient type of furnace. While all gas furnaces on the market today are required to have AFUE ratings of 80, most have much higher ratings than that and many are in the high 90 – 97 range. Given the way oil burns, an oil furnace will never be able to reach these levels.
Gas furnaces are far less expensive than electrical furnaces, which are often inefficient and lose heat quickly. Electric furnaces will also not work when the power goes out.
Lower emissions – Gas furnaces release far lower quantities of emissions than oil furnaces, which means they can operate in much less space. While oil furnaces need flues at least 18 inches wide to release harmful gasses, natural gas furnaces only need 8 inch pipes to do their job. Also, oil fumes have to be heated again in order to make them light enough to escape—heat that should be going into your home.
Who to Call for Gas Furnace Services in the Philadelphia Area
When you need gas furnace services in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, contact the experts at Dowd Mechanical, Heating & Air Conditioning. Our highly trained professional technicians can install, replace, repair, and maintain your gas furnace so you can enjoy a comfortable, warm home all season long. Call us today or fill out the form to the right to get a free quote!