Gas Furnaces

Furnace service.
Furnace service.

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 North Carolina home.

And always remember, a happy home is a warm one! It would 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 Hawley Air has the knowledge and expertise to help you make that choice. We’re a trusted name in Clemmons, NC, 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 by Fuel Type

Your first decision is easy: choosing the fuel type.

The most common source is natural gas. Your local utility company supplies fuel to your home through an underground gas line. The price of natural gas is relatively stable, so you don’t have to worry about cost fluctuations. Plus, you never need to worry about storage.

  • If you have access to a natural gas line, we strongly recommend a gas furnace. These furnaces have proven their value over the years for providing steady comfort on the coldest of days.
  • Oil furnaces are a popular alternative in the United States, particularly in parts of the Northeast that do not have easy access to natural gas. These types of furnaces last longer than gas furnaces but do not operate as efficiently. Oil prices fluctuate more than natural gas prices, making it harder to gauge your monthly expenses. Plus, you will need a storage tank for the oil.
  • Electric furnaces tend to last longer than gas furnaces and cost less to install. On the other hand, they are more expensive to operate and take longer to heat your home. Anyone living in a cold climate would enjoy more comfort with a gas or oil furnace.

Choosing the Right Furnace Speed

Furnaces run at different speeds. The operating speed you choose will impact your comfort, budget, and indoor air quality (IAQ).

Single-stage furnaces have just two 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 run at full speed and half speed. 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 half-speed setting is much quieter.

Variable-speed furnaces are the gold standard of the heating world. These models adjust their speeds to provide precise comfort. They run longer at slower speeds, improving efficiencies 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 Hawley Air, 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 Maintenance Plan 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 Hawley Air 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 Clemmons, NC, office a call today for a free consultation. Call us at 336-231-1982 or request service online today.

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“Tyler has serviced our systems under our maintenance contract multiple times. Very professional; polite; communicates clearly to understand visit expectations; prompt on service appointment time. Office personnel very friendly when calling in for the appointment. Appointment confirmed via text the day before service as promised. Five Stars all around for Hawley Air!”

- Kathy S.

“Hawley Heating and Air is the best! After years of struggling to find the right HVAC service provider, we have finally found one! When our gas furnace broke, they were able to replace it the very next day. All members of the staff, from schedulers to sales people to the service and installation crews have been pleasant, professional, and efficient. I couldn’t be happier with their products and service! Thanks so much Brayden, Cam, Nick, Jacob D., and Nate!”

- Tamara L.

“Nathan and Jacob did a beautiful job replacing our heating and air system in the basement of our old home. Due to the age of our home, there were challenges, yet these 2 young men weren't even slowed down. They got the job done the same day and did such a gorgeous installation.

After having 7 different young men from Hawley work on our house, and having the entire double system replaced, I simply couldn’t recommend Hawley more highly. The company and all the service men are honest, hard working, professional, polite, and proud of their work and their company.”

- Mike G.

“Called this morning, got a tech named Tyler on this same day. Had yearly maintenance and also several small issues with our system. Tyler was a very knowledgable tech. He answered our questions and performed the work in a very positive manner. He spent the time going thru our system and also let us know of something that was not an issue now but could become one later so we could be prepared, no pressure to do the work right away. We will use them again and would recommend them to others.”

- Candy L.

Bart helped me trouble shoot why my furnace was only blowing cool air. He was very knowledgeable and methodical about his diagnostics. He ultimately determined the thermostat was no longer communicating with the furnace. He replaced my thermostat and I was back in business. Bart provided excellent and professional service.
-Stanley S.

We love the equipment that was recently installed. I have been a customer of Hawley Air since 2015. They are top-notch, from the customer service folks to the service manager and all of the technicians.
– Thomas R.

The entire experience was exceptional. From the office staff and installation crew, every facet of my job was excellent. I would recommend Hawley Air to anyone.
– Amy G.

Our heat went out on a very cold day. Luckily you were able to send a repairman the same day. The repairman found the problem within minutes. Repairman had the part on his truck and had heat repaired very quickly. Repairman explained what was wrong. Very professional.
– Jason K.