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Furnace Installation & Furnace Replacement in Columbus, Dayton & Cincinnati

Did you know that installing a brand-new furnace can save you money? It’s true. Because heating costs are so high on older units, installing a new, high-efficiency furnace can save homeowners money in heating costs and repair bills. Because our new furnaces at Five Star Home Services can be financed in-house and paid for over time, sometimes replacing a furnace essentially pays for itself. Additionally, more recent furnaces can distribute air throughout the home better. Because of this, our high-efficiency heating systems generate a more consistent home heating experience at a lower cost. They are also able to sustain a constant temperature throughout the home better.

Suppose you are online looking for a “furnace installation expert near me,” a “heating system replacement company near me,” or a “home heating contractor near me,” and you live in Greater Columbus, Dayton, or Cincinnati. In that case, you need to call Five Star Home Services today! We’re an Authorized Carrier® Dealer in the markets we service. Not sure what heating system you need? Get started with a free online estimate today!

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4 Common Types of Heating Systems

Letting go of an old heating system can be hard. Suppose you have an aging home heating system that needs to be replaced. However, it can be exciting to learn about the variety of heating system technologies available today as replacement options. These systems are available in different sizes and models to accommodate your home. If you’re trying to decide on a type of heating system, call our professional HVAC technicians for more information.


With a furnace (usually powered by gas), the air is forced through a series of air ducts that distribute heated, conditioned air through the home. Although furnaces can heat the air using electricity, oil, or propane, most homes in Ohio use natural gas. Gas furnaces are the most common type of heating system because the forced air distribution system’s ductwork can also be used by your air conditioner during the summer months.


Heat pumps are used to heat and cool the home. These HVAC units use refrigerant and electricity to transfer heat. It doesn’t produce heat directly like a gas furnace. Heat pumps are often much more efficient than other heating systems. However, because they work best in moderate climates where temperatures don’t usually drop below freezing, Ohio homeowners with heat pumps need to use an air handler.


Boilers are another popular type of heating system. Boilers send hot water or steam through pipes to provide heating. Although this allows you to practice zoned heating and cooling, it is also significantly more expensive to install and cost more to run. The reason why furnaces and boilers are known as central heating systems is that the heat is produced in a central area of the home and then distributed throughout.


Hybrid heating systems combine a heat pump’s energy efficiency with a gas furnace’s power. While the heat pump is used to heat and cool your home most of the time, the furnace kicks on during extreme temperatures. Because homeowners with hybrid heating aren’t only relying on one system, they reduce strain on both units. This significantly reduces the need for repairs and replacements.

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Upgrade Your Heating System with Five Star Home Services

If you’re ready to install a new furnace, we can help you upgrade to a higher-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 95. Having an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of 95 is a standard rating for the furnaces we install in most homes today. The government requires a minimum AFUE of 90. This equals at least $23 a month in savings when your furnace is in use. If you add on the repair costs of an outdated furnace or aged heater that will need to be replaced sooner or later, you see why we encourage homeowners who have furnaces older than 15 years old to upgrade to a newer heating system. You and your home deserve optimal heating and optimal home comfort during Ohio’s frigid winter months. We can get the ball rolling on your new heater or new gas furnace, or electric furnace right away. Call us today at (833) 405-8009.

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How Much Does a New Furnace Cost?

You probably haven’t had to install a new furnace recently because they last 15-20 years on average. So, if you haven’t gone furnace shopping in a while, they might look slightly different than your current unit. New furnace installation costs can fluctuate, but anticipate spending between $2,817 and $6,816 on average. Furnaces have become much more efficient in recent years. Older models were commonly 80% efficient or less, which means 20% of their heat was lost to waste. Newer models are 90% or better; you can get 95% efficient models. The most efficient models cost more upfront, but they’ll save money on monthly energy bills. And don’t forget to check for tax credits or first time homeowner reimbursements. 

If you’re looking for something more cost-effective than an electric furnace, opt for a natural gas one. While this has a higher price point upfront—a gas furnace replacement costs $3,800 to $10,000 on average—you’ll see savings in energy costs. If you take care of your gas furnace with regular cleanings and inspections, it will have a life expectancy of about 15 to 30 years.

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If you're in need of a new water heater, furnace, air conditioner, electrical panel, toilet, or something else, and you're wondering how you're going to come up with the money, we encourage you to check out our amazing in-house financing options. We can set up a monthly installment plan that works for your budget.

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The Gold Standard in HVAC Services Since 1972

Five Star Home Services has been in the HVAC business since 1972, and there's not a furnace, heat pump, air conditioner, ductless-mini split, or air quality problem we can't resolve. We don’t stop when your HVAC system does. As part of our commitment to customer satisfaction, we make ourselves available after-hours on weekends, and on holidays for emergency HVAC repairs. That's right, 24/7, 365! We can repair all brands and types of heating and cooling equipment, such as Trane, Rheem, Honeywell, Goodman, Comfortmaker, Carrier, and more.  Our HVAC services include AC repair, AC installation, furnace repair, furnace installation, ductless systems, heat pump repair, heat pump installation, zoned systems, preventative maintenance, heating, and cooling system tune-ups, air purification systems, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air filtration, ventilation, ductwork installation, air duct modifications, furnace safety checks and much more.

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