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During the winter months, we rely heavily on our heating systems to deliver warmth, comfort and safety. Is your furnace working like it should be? If you aren’t sure of the answer, you may want to consider contacting an HVAC company to inspect your unit.

When it turns out your furnace isn’t running well, struggling to keep your entire home warm after 15+ years of service, this could be the year it finally quits working for good. To avoid a sudden breakdown during the middle of winter, think about upgrading to an innovative, high-efficiency furnace today. Plus, with a new, more-efficient system, you’ll save money long-term on your monthly utility bills.

At A-1 United Heating, Air & Electrical, we’ve been in business in the greater Omaha and western Iowa metro for more than four decades. In that time, we’ve completed a wide variety of installation projects, helping home and business owners select the most appropriate heating system for their needs. We’re proud to sell and service a full line of Lennox furnaces that are reliable, safe to operate and equipped to provide an excellent standard of comfort for you and your family. Contact A-1 United today to make an appointment for furnace installation in Fremont, NE.

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Not sure whether your furnace should be completely replaced, repaired or simply given routine maintenance? Determining whether to repair or replace your old furnace can be a difficult decision for the new homeowner, but we can help! If you notice any of the following signs, it may be time to consider upgrading your furnace with a reliable model from top brands like Lennox:

Unit Is Older than 15 Years

Like all mechanical equipment, furnaces do have a shelf life, which is usually around 15-20 years assuming annual maintenance was performed. Even if your current unit still functions, it likely is not nearly as efficient as it once was. You’ll still end up with higher energy bills and occasional repairs the older your furnace gets.

Higher Energy Bills

Skyrocketing utility bills are a tell-tale sign that your furnace is getting older and more inefficient, justifying replacement. If your home’s energy bills are substantially higher than they were a year ago, contact A-1 United to have one of our technicians drop by and take a look at the unit. We’ll offer straightforward advice about your available choices.

Constant Repairs

Is a local HVAC technician having to repair your furnace multiple times over the last few months? If so, consider investing your hard-earned cash toward the purchase of a new, high-efficient furnace instead. You won’t have to worry about scheduling 1-2 furnace repair visits every month.

Noises That Are Out of Place

Furnaces are usually quiet when they run, so if your furnace suddenly starts making strange, loud noises, it could mean something is broken or loose. Depending on other aspects of the furnace such as its age and current condition, consult with an HVAC professional about whether a repair or entire replacement is more appropriate.

Uneven Heat

Hot or cold spots in different rooms could mean that your furnace isn’t as efficient as it could be. At the same time, it could also indicate that there are issues with the property’s ductwork or the thermostat. Contact a reputable HVAC technician so they can find the source of the problem.

Benefits of Furnace Installation

If you’re unsure about whether to buy a new furnace or not, consider some of the following benefits of an upgrade:

  • More savings. As we mentioned, new technology has made the latest furnaces much more energy efficient. Updating your existing system with a new model will save you substantially on your monthly utility bills, especially if you stay on top of routine furnace maintenance.
  • Improved comfort. New furnaces generate heat more evenly, keeping you and your family warm and comfortable even on the most frigid days.
  • Increased safety. Newer furnaces come with plenty of safety features. New units are also much less likely to develop leaks from water or carbon monoxide due to a cracked heat exchanger.
  • Higher indoor air quality. Old furnaces tend to collect more dust, particles and soot. A new unit will help keep these substances from impacting your home’s indoor air quality.

If you’re ready for a more comfortable home during the winter, contact the HVAC professionals at A-1 United Heating, Air & Electrical today. We’ll be happy to examine your current furnace and make an honest recommendation about the best path forward. Contact us today at 402-593-7500 to get a free estimate for a new furnace.


Richard Hayes


Rich started his HVAC career in 2000. His experience is in the repair and maintenance of commercial and residential HVAC units, with some time as an installation technician. In 2015 he joined the A-1 United team as a service technician, and in 2017 he became the A-1 United Service Manager. Rich is fully licensed, EPA, NATE, and Unlimited Masters license. He exerts a great deal of effort into ensuring his technicians can provide our customers with reliable and quality service with continued education and training.

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Great job by all. They were careful of the landscape replacing the A/C unit. Inside the heating system was replaced and the fit and finish was great. Explained the operation of everything. They came back two weeks later and checked out the operation of the systems plus installation. The tech was here over an hour checking out everything. New system is quiet. This is a company that care about its customer. We highly recommend A-1.