Furnace Installation

Furnace Installation & Replacement Services in the Twin Cities

Furnace Installation

Buying a new furnace is a significant investment for a homeowner or a business owner, so it’s important to select a quality product and have it installed by an experienced technician. At General Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve provided furnace replacement and installation services to Twin Cities homeowners for more than 50 years. If you’re thinking about replacing your existing furnace or trying to decide which one to install during the construction phase, consult with our experts. We’re happy to evaluate your home and determine the most cost-effective and efficient way to heat it. Schedule a free, in-home estimate by calling 952-445-2820 or fill out this form, and we’ll get back to you soon!

Which Type of Furnace is Best for Your Home?

When shopping for a furnace, you have three main options: gas, oil, or electric. Most US homes have a gas furnace, but each type of furnace has advantages and disadvantages when it comes to cost and energy efficiency. Determining the best furnace for your home depends on your house size and location, budget, and personal preferences.

Gas Furnaces


  • Gas furnaces are the most commonly used furnaces in Minnesota because they heat up fast, even in extreme cold.
  • They are also often the most affordable furnaces to purchase and install, and they last anywhere from 10-20 years.
  • Since natural gas is typically cheaper to run than electricity (depending on your local provider), homes with gas furnaces often have lower utility bills compared to homes with electric furnaces.


  • Gas furnaces use fossil fuels.
  • They must be regularly maintained to avoid harmful carbon monoxide emissions in the home.
  • Installation can be complicated if you don’t have existing natural gas lines in the house.
Oil Furnaces


  • Oil furnaces have been used in homes the longest and last 16-20 years.
  • Research suggests heating oil is more environmentally friendly than natural gas, in terms of overall emissions.


  • Oil furnaces use fossil fuels, and with modern oil prices, they are not economical.
  • An oil furnace is often slightly more expensive to purchase and install than a gas furnace.
  • Compared to running an electric furnace, oil can be double the cost.
Electric Furnaces


  • Electric furnaces have nearly double the lifespan of gas furnaces, lasting 20-30 years.
  • They’re often the cheapest to purchase and install since they do not require fuel storage.
  • Installation is very quick, and minimal maintenance is required.
  • Electric furnaces run quietly and efficiently.
  • They do not release any harmful fumes.


  • Depending on your local energy provider, running an electric furnace can be expensive.
  • Electric furnaces tend to take longer to heat up a house, which is partially to blame for the increase in energy costs.
  • Though they don’t release carbon monoxide, electric furnaces are powered by electricity, and electricity is mostly generated by power plants with gas, coal, or oil generators.

If you want a heating and cooling expert to recommend the best furnace for your home, contact General Heating & Air Conditioning today. Our experienced technicians are happy to help you select the best product for your needs, and if you’re not sure whether your existing furnace needs to be replaced, we can take a look and provide an honest assessment. We’ll never pressure you to buy a new furnace when a simple furnace repair will do!

Are you looking for an alternative to traditional heating systems? Check out heat pumps – an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners.

Hire the Most Experienced Furnace Installers in the Twin Cities

General Heating & Air Conditioning has been working on furnaces since 1969. We’re thoroughly educated on all types, brands, and models of furnaces and other heating systems. If you’re ready for a new furnace installation, make sure you invest in a quality product and professional technicians! Give us a call today at 952-445-2820 or fill out this form for a free estimate.


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