We contracted Heatmaster Services to replace the 28-year-old gas furnace in our 1,100 sq ft home. After an initial visit by Ian (at no charge) to check the furnace and adjust the induced draft fan that was intermittently failing to start, Heatmaster Services explained the options available to us. Ian identified some signs of cracking in the furnace heat exchanger and, given the age of the existing furnace, we decided to replace rather than repair it.
We went with a new 60,000 BTUH, two-stage, 96% efficient, variable speed furnace. The quote from Heatmaster Services was over $500 less than the quote for a similar replacement furnace from another highly rated company.
Heatmaster Services scheduled the work within a week. The work took a day — Ian and Dmitri showed up at 9:30 AM, as promised, and finished at 6:30 PM, also as promised. They were clean and tidy, and left no mess.
The work included removal and disposal of the old furnace, installation of the new furnace, installation of a new chimney liner (for the existing gas water heater), a wireless thermostat (as wall openings would be needed for a wired thermostat), and a carbon monoxide detector. The installation brought everything up to code and passed inspection without issue a few days later.
We would recommend contacting Heatmaster Services if you have problems with your existing furnace or are considering a residential furnace replacement.