Residential Furnace Installation2023-01-26T11:19:32-06:00



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Replacing your furnace can be stressful, especially if it fails during a cold snap or over the holidays. Working with the right heating and cooling company can make the process much smoother.

At Howe, our family has been delivering the expert furnace installation and replacement Sioux Falls, SD, families like yours have depended on for more than 80 years.

As the highest-rated contractor in the region, we’re proud to be the company your neighbors and friends trust. We know your furnace typically goes out at the worst time, so our certified HVAC technicians are available around the clock for emergency furnace installation and replacement services.

With an energy-efficient furnace, you’ll enjoy a cozier home and lower heating bills. There might be a lot of different options available, but our expert technicians will help you find the model that makes sense for your home.

Sometimes, getting a new furnace is an emergency that you’re not financially ready for. At Howe, our family is ready to help your family. Ask us about financing for qualified customers that can make your new system more affordable.

The main difference between an average install and a Howe furnace installation is all in the details, from setting blower speeds, gas pressures and verifying static pressure we will do the installation better than the competition making your furnace last longer with fewer issues. Maybe your home would benefit from a 2 stage, or modulating furnace, we can explain the differences, and what it would mean to your home if you were to upgrade

Ready to begin the furnace installation process? Call or text us at 605-339-2020 to request your free, no-pressure estimate now.


It’s difficult to know if it’s better to repair or replace your furnace. However, we generally suggest planning for furnace replacement when your heating system is:

  • Approaching the end of its life span. Most last between 15–20 years with proper furnace maintenance. If yours is getting close to 15 years old, we recommend planning to replace it soon. Getting a new one before your current one fails will help you avoid any interruptions to your comfort.
  • Needing expensive repairs. If a major part, such as the heat exchanger fails, it’s usually best to get a new furnace. The rule of thumb is to replace when repairs are more than half the cost of a new system.
  • Leaking carbon monoxide. This hazardous issue is usually caused by a cracked heat exchanger—which can’t be repaired—and replacing a heat exchanger can be expensive, often making replacement the logical choice.
  • Making weird noises. When your furnace is working normally, it will make some noise as it turns on and off. However, loud noises like banging, screeching or squealing are a sign that something’s wrong. Based on what’s wrong with your heating system and how much it costs to fix, you may either need a replacement or furnace repair.
  • Using a lot of energy. An older furnace is typically more inefficient compared to newer models. Older furnaces can waste up to 30% or more of the natural gas they use to heat your home. In contrast, a new ENERGY STAR® furnace only wastes about 4% of fuel some newer Lennox models are up to 99% efficient. That’s a big change you’ll likely see reflected in comfort and heating bills.

Furnace Installation FAQs

How Long Does a Furnace Last?2023-01-23T08:49:38-06:00

The average furnace runs between 15 and 20 years and can be influenced by a number of different factors. Heavy use, lack of maintenance, improper sizing, and poor installation can all reduce the life span of a furnace–but none of which will be a concern if you choose to work with our team.

The best way to extend the life of your furnace is by having a professional perform routine maintenance–this really can keep it in great shape for years longer. Make sure to stay on top of furnace maintenance if you want the most from your furnace.

If it is time for furnace replacement, do yourself a favor and invite us into your home to help you with it. We are the highest rated Lennox Premier Dealer in the area, and we are committed to finding the best solutions for your home.

How Much Does a New Furnace Cost?2023-01-23T08:49:16-06:00

The ultimate cost of a furnace is up to the make and model as well as the difficulty of installation. For example, an old furnace that’s difficult to remove will increase your labor costs, while a top-of-the-line furnace packed with smart home features will cost more than an entry-level model.

By inviting us into your home, we can discuss the features that matter most to you and recommend options. For example, you may be looking for the quietest furnace on the market, or the most energy efficient furnace available; we will talk through all of that with you. While you are replacing your furnace, it’s also a good time to upgrade your air filter, thermostat, or add a humidifier. After discussing this with you and creating an installation plan, we will present our recommended solution to you.

What Size Furnace Do I Need?2023-01-23T08:48:49-06:00

The right size furnace will depend mostly on your local climate as well as the size and construction of your home. Sizing a furnace correctly is important because if it’s too small, it might struggle on the coldest days. If the furnace is too large, it can end up turning on and off frequently increasing the wear and tear on all of the components from the constant starting and stopping.

There are also 2-stage furnaces now that can heat at different capacities, as well as modulating units that match their output to the heat loss of your home in real time. These furnaces are capable of providing very high comfort and efficiency.

How Does a Furnace Work?2023-01-23T08:48:14-06:00

Furnaces work by burning a fuel-like propane (LP) or natural gas to create heat. This heat is then transferred to the air that circulates through your HVAC system. This combustion happens inside of a heat exchanger that keeps the gas and other byproducts from combustion separate from the air in your home. The combustion air is then vented out of your home.

When Should I Replace My Furnace?2023-01-23T08:47:24-06:00

You can better time your furnace replacement or furnace installation with some key details. If your furnace is older than 15 years, it may be time to replace it. You’ll also want to consider furnace replacement if your energy bills have started to spike or if you’re constantly requesting repair appointments.

The best time to replace your furnace is before you have to. By planning ahead, you’ll have enough time to consider different options and select the furnace you want. There are many options, and we can help you choose the right one depending on what is important to you. But if you wait until the furnace breaks down in the middle of the winter, the model you want may not be available same day, and you could be forced to settle for what’s available.

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Your family’s comfort is important to our family at Howe. That’s why we install furnaces from trusted brands like Lennox®. And as your hometown Lennox Premier Dealer™, we’re committed to your satisfaction with our work.

We’re here to help you when you need us, so call or text us at 605-339-2020 to request your free estimate or to schedule installation now.

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