Gas Furnaces

Furnace service.
Furnace service.

How to Choose the Right Furnace

Are you thinking about upgrading your furnace but not quite sure where to begin?

We understand. Furnaces are more efficient than ever, with a plethora of features designed to keep you comfortable. They come in different sizes and shapes, some more powerful than others. They also have different price points based on their efficiency ratings.

The thermostat is the brains of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. But it’s the furnace that provides all the muscle, teaming up with your ductwork to send warm air throughout your Michigan home.

And always remember, a happy home is a warm one! It could only take a few cold days in a row with no indoor heat for all the pipes in your home to freeze.

What matters most is to pick the right furnace that fits your budget and the size of your home. Our team at Sharon's Heating & Air Conditioning has the knowledge and expertise to help you make that choice. We’re a trusted name in Westland, MI, for creating healthy homes. Give us a call today—we can schedule a free consultation to help with your next home improvement project.

Choosing the Right Furnace Speed and Heating Capacities

Furnaces have different fan options and can heat at different capacities. These features will impact your comfort, installation cost, and indoor air quality (IAQ).

Single-stage furnaces have just two heating settings: on or off. Your furnace switches on and continues to run to reach the desired temperature. Once it reaches the temperature, the furnace turns off. Single-stage furnaces are the most affordable models and easiest to install. But they are the least efficient and tend to create hot and cold spots in larger homes.

Two-stage furnaces have a secondary heating setting that is usually 60 or 70 percent of full capacity. This allows your furnace to heat your home more evenly, producing a more consistent temperature from room to room. In addition to producing better heating, the lower capacity heating stage runs quieter.

Modulating furnaces have multiple heating stages, usually spanning a range of 40 to 100 percent capacity. The exact number of capacity stages will vary across furnace models. This allows them to regulate energy use while maximizing comfort.

Variable-speed furnaces have fans that can adjust their speed to provide precise comfort in contrast to fixed-speed motors. They run longer at slower fan speeds and lower heating capacities, improving efficiency while lowering your energy bills. Because they do not frequently cycle on and off, these systems tend to have fewer breakdowns.

Variable-speed furnaces are much more adept in maintaining your indoor air quality, catching harmful particles, and eliminating excess moisture that causes mold growth. Larger homes benefit tremendously from variable-speed furnaces.

Choosing an Efficient Furnace

The AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating on your furnace indicates how much energy it converts. An energy-efficient furnace with an AFUE rating of 95 can convert 95 percent of the energy it consumes into heat.

The higher the AFUE rating, the more money you save on monthly utility bills. Energy-efficient furnaces emit fewer greenhouse gases and make less noise when they operate. If you want to reduce your home’s carbon footprint, the perfect place to start is with your heating and cooling equipment!

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. Enter your current unit’s AFUE value and compare it to a newer, more efficient system.

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Furnace Installation or Replacement

Don’t invest in a quality HVAC system and then hire a substandard contractor to install it. You will never enjoy the full benefits of a system installed incorrectly.

At Sharon's Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in installing equipment the right way. We take our time to ensure everything is measured correctly. Our team will also conduct a thorough energy audit of your home to find additional ways to lower your energy use.

Be sure to ask about our convenient financing options designed to make it easy for you to create your dream home.

Furnace Repairs

Odd-sounding noises, a spike in energy bills, or constant cycling—these signs indicate a problem with your furnace. Don’t wait for a minor issue to turn into a costly problem. Give us a call today if you detect a problem with your HVAC system. We promise never to replace a part unless necessary—or if we can demonstrate significant cost savings.

Furnace Maintenance

Want to get the most value from your HVAC system? Develop a preventative maintenance plan. Doing so can rejuvenate your equipment, increase your comfort, and lower your operating costs.

Give us a call today and ask about our customized Sharon’s Comfort Club tailored to fit your budget and needs. Enjoy peace of mind knowing a trusted professional is watching over your HVAC equipment.

Call Us Today

Our entire team at Sharon's Heating & Air Conditioning values the trust you placed in our company—we promise to work extra hard to keep your business. Let us install your next furnace. Give our Westland, MI, office a call today for a free consultation. Call us at 734-794-3822 or request service online today.

Need Furnace Service?

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“Scott arrived as planned. Very professional and polite. Verified the problem quickly, found a replacement part, and installed it successfully!! Heat back on, thank you. Part was a bit more than expected, but that’s what it is.”
- Michael C.

“The installation team, consisting of TJ and Chris, recently installed a brand-new Bryant 135K BTU 80% Single-Stage, Fixed-Speed 24″ Wide Furnace for us, and the results are truly spectacular. I’ve witnessed numerous HVAC installations in the past, but this one stands out as the best by far. The craftsmanship, technical understanding, and expertise that went into this project were truly remarkable.

Remarkably, the entire system was installed within just four hours, including the complete removal of the old furnace. It’s worth noting that we switched to Sharon’s services because of a technician named Scott, who had serviced my son’s condo years ago. Scott’s thorough inspection had uncovered a dangerous gas leak due to a cracked component, potentially preventing a disaster. Since then, Sharon’s team has consistently provided stellar service.

I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to TJ, Chris, and Scott for their exceptional service. TJ and Chris, in particular, deserve special recognition for their outstanding installation of our new furnace and to Scott again for catching that leak. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!”

- Gregg M.

“A different company said they fixed it and we were still having major problems with our furnace. Our tech was knowledgeable and explained everything to us. Finally got a working furnace with no issues.”

- Derik A.

“Jordan is a very polite and knowledgeable service technician. He arrived and completed the service in a timely manner. He also gave me a few tips, that are not common knowledge, on how to keep my furnace in top shape. Thanks Jordan!”

- Jon A.

It is imperative for me to acknowledge the kindness and professionalism of your company. After sitting in the cold for many, many days, the two smiling faces that installed my furnace, was refreshing. Zach the competent lead and Chris, the earnest worker, exemplified team work, integrity and care, for their job and for each other. I thank God for this blessing. I thank DTE for this program. I am now warm. I have had many other workers to enter my home, but these men carry a sense of responsibility and trust. Yesterday was a day of celebration for me, so I treated them to lunch. I hope that’s okay. Thank you again. I bless your company in Jesus Name.”

-Cheryl B.

“Jordan came out to perform annual maintenance on my furnace. He was so knowledgeable, he even showed me how to clean my drain pipe and recommended I do this whenever I change my furnace filter. I also signed up for the furnace and AC maintenance plan, so I’ll hope to see you again in the spring to perform maintenance on my AC.”

- Michelle L.

“We were having issues with our furnace not blowing air through our house. Sharon’s technician was able to diagnose that it was the furnace fan and that they would be able to just replace the fan, instead of needed a whole new furnace like another company recommended. Unfortunately the furnace fan was on back order and there were some issues with the manufacturer shipping them out. Sharon’s part manager was very helpful in getting the fan we needed in a timely manor as the cold weather was approaching and we had little one at home. Install was timely and quick and our technician was very knowledgeable and gave us recommendations on what type of filters, how often to change them, and how to extend the lifetime of our now new furnace fan! I will be recommending that any of my friends with home HVAC issues to call Sharon’s. Thank you for your amazing service!”

- Josie O.

“I’ve used your service for years and have always been very happy with how responsive and professional your staff has been. Thanks!”

- Dorota P.

“Charles and Aaron were AMAZING at installing our new furnace and air conditioner. Fast, friendly, professional, and commutative. Thanks again for the hard work!! We appreciate you!”

- Katie S.