Heating and Cooling Installation and Replacement Options

Looking to install a furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump?

Heil AC -- one part of a heating and cooling installation

First, there are three questions you need to answer. If you’re not sure about these answers, call us and we can help you figure out what you have, and decide on what you want.

Your 3 Questions:

  1. Does your home use gas or electric?
  2. Do you want a heat pump?
  3. Do you want air conditioning?

Heating and cooling systems can work in three possible combinations.

Your 3 options for heating and cooling installation:

  • Have just a heater (furnace or air handler)
  • Have a heating system and a heat pump working together
  • Have a heating system and a cooling system working together

You cannot have just a heat pump. They only work in combination with a furnace.

Learn more about heat pumps, and how they differ from furnaces, in this interactive demonstration.

If your home uses gas…

Then you need a furnace for heat. If you also want to cool your home, then you’ll choose either air conditioning or a heat pump.

We install American Standard furnaces. These are the highest quality furnaces on the market. We’ve seen – over and over again – that you’ll save more money and have less trouble if you go with the best. When it comes to furnaces, this is the only brand that meets our rigorous standards of quality.

However, if you want a heat pump or air conditioning to go with the furnace, you can choose between American Standard and HEIL. Both brands are high quality, with HEIL being a bit more affordable.

If you have more questions about these brands, or want us to come out for a free consultation, call us today.

The consultation has to come before we can quote a price, because every home has a different layout, and accessing your heating and cooling system components can be anywhere from very difficult to very easy.

What about warranties?

Most furnace brands provide 10-year warranties on parts, though these do have strict maintenance requirements.

B&C Comfort gives you a 2-year parts and labor warranty for all heating and cooling installations. But to qualify for this warranty, you must buy your system through us.

If your home uses electric…

Then you need an air handler for heat. If you also want cooling, then your options are the same as a furnace – air conditioner or heat pump.

For electric heat, we install American Standard and HEIL air handlers. Both brands offer high quality and long-lasting products with fewer maintenance issues. HEIL is the more affordable of the two.

But wait! There’s a follow-up question if your home has electric heat:

Do you have a ductless system?

example of how ductless air conditioner or heat pump looks on wall

If your home doesn’t have a duct system for moving air, then you cannot use American Standard or HEIL products.

We install two brands for ductless heating and cooling – Daikin and Mitsubishi. And these brands include air handlers, heat pumps, and air conditioners.

A ductless system gets installed on the wall in conjunction with an outdoor unit, as you see in the photo.

There are pros and cons to all these products.

Why might someone choose a heat pump over an air conditioner, or vice versa?

Compare the differences between heat pumps and AC

If you have further questions about your heating and cooling installation options, send them over to us and we’ll get back to you, or call us.

Schedule an installation or a free consultation

Supported Manufacturers

We sell and install these manufacturers, but we repair all brands.

  • Heat-n-Glo: Nobody Builds a Better Fire
  • Napoleon Quality Fireplaces
  • Kingsman Fireplaces
  • Enviro Gas Fireplace
  • RH Peterson
  • Firegear Outdoors
  • American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning
  • HEIL Heating and Cooling Products
  • Daikin

Bonded & Insured

B & C Comfort, LLC is bonded, licensed, insured and also a better practices business.

  • B & C Comfort, Heating & Air Conditioning, Monroe, WA
  • B&C Comfort is part of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association