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Quieter Furnace

Homeowners’ Guide to a Quieter Furnace

For homeowners in and around Green Bay, WI.

Furnace replacement guide brought to you by Robinson Heating and Cooling. More from the furnace replacement and maintenance series can be found on the resources page of our website.

Old furnaces like the one above are more likely to be noisier and more prone to failures

Wisconsin’s climate forces homeowners to test the limits of a furnace. Furnace wear and tear from heavy usage is a main reason why a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system may be too loud. Use this guide to help find what can be done to reduce furnace noise. We also cover a few considerations for replacing your home’s furnace with a quieter model.

Furnace Replacement: Choosing a Quieter Furnace.

A furnace will likely last 15+ years. Like anything else, the furnace will last longer if preventative maintenance is performed regularly. When replacing your furnace, there are a few options to consider if quietness is a priority.

Two-Stage Furnaces:

Two-stage (aka multi speed or variable speed) furnaces offer a distinct advantage for noise reduction. These furnaces have two speeds to meet the demands for heating the home. Multi-speed furnaces have the equivalent to a low and high setting with the low speed being much quieter.

Sealed Combustion Furnaces:

Combustion inside a furnace can be noisy. To keep the noise down, some manufacturers offer a sealed combustion option for noise reduction. Sealed combustion furnaces do a great job to lower the noise level when the furnace is running.

Type of Burner:

If quietness is important, consider the furnace burner type. In-shot burners, for example, sound somewhat like a jet-engine when the furnace is on. Fine for a basement or insulated utility closet, but not next to the bedroom.

Ductwork could be causing your noise problems.

Furnace Repair: Loud Furnace Noises Can be Dangerous.

For your safety, the safety of your property and of your family, be sure to have any uncommon noises coming from the furnace professionally inspected. The piece of mind will be well worth the cost of a diagnostic. And remember, if you hear a metal-on-metal or screeching sound, have the furnace repaired immediately!

HVAC Ductwork: Your Home’s Ductwork May be the Culprit.

There is absolutely no substitute for having the correct size furnace in your home. At Robinson Heating and Cooling, we go to great lengths to ensure that our furnace replacement is an exact match for your home. Many times, the noise from your HVAC system is caused by too much air being forced through the duct work.

It’s a reasonable assumption that the furnace and ductwork in your home were designed to work together. If a new furnace forces more air than the original ductwork was designed to receive, the result can be an overbearingly loud sound. Noise also may come from ductwork that needs attention. Robinson Heating and Cooling can remedy both of these situations.

Choosing the right furnace for your home could help you rest easy at night!

Furnace replacement guide brought to you by Robinson Heating and Cooling. More from the furnace replacement and maintenance series can be found on the resources page of our website.

You Can Count on Robinson

When Quality Counts, Count on Robinson Heating and Cooling

For homeowners in and around Green Bay, WI.

Our business is built around customer service, reliability, and integrity. At Robinson, we are proud to serve some of the country’s hardest working men and women with our fair pricing and honest value.

We at Robinson Heating and Cooling guarantee that you will be satisfied with our service or we will make it right.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Robinson Heating and Cooling is committed to providing the highest level of service and installation in the Green Bay area. We want your service experience to be one of the best service experiences you have ever had. That’s why we offer you the Robinson Rest EZ™ 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

12-Month Product Installation Guarantee:

If you are not completely satisfied with your installation (IE furnace replacement or air conditioner installation), we will promptly work to address the concern. We will work to correct issues regarding material or workmanship until you are completely satisfied. The concern we will address must be in regards to the specific installation we were contacted about originally.

12-Month Service Work Guarantee:

If you are not completely satisfied with our service work (IE air conditioner repair or furnace repair), we will promptly address the trouble area. We will work to correct the issues regarding the service work and make sure that you are completely satisfied. Once again, the concern we will address must be in regards to the specific service we were contacted about originally.

Our team after a Heat U.P. Wisconsin event (left and right) and the recipient of the furnace (center).

Active in the Community.

At Robinson, we support local causes, schools, and sporting events. We also participate in the Heat U.P Wisconsin. Initiative. Our heating and cooling replacement technicians go to the home of a deserving candidate in our community and donate time and expertise to install a furnace at the home! It’s our way of saying “thank you.”

Participation in community events is important to our team. If you see our booth, come say hello!

Honesty, Reliability, and Integrity.

Robinson Heating and Cooling continues to actively support the hard-working individuals in and around Green Bay Wisconsin. Our employees are as honest and dependable as they come. We continue on with the same core principles that have kept us in business since 1975. Our business is built on honesty, reliability and integrity. You can bet that we’ll stand behind our work 100%.

Our technicians are well trained and experienced.

Quality Counts!

Central heating and cooling systems are truly intricate machines. Robinson Heating and Cooling’s technicians are well-trained and tenured. We’re a reliable and honest bunch of professionals who are passionate about our work. We’ll help you determine what you do and don’t need and we’ll make sure that your family is taken care of. When it comes to character and craftsmanship, quality counts!

A Satisfied Customer: Replacing an Oil Boiler with a Natural Gas Boiler

Are you thinking about replacing your boiler? This is a high efficiency, modulating Triangle Tube Solo 110 Boiler with a SMART40 Indirect water heater that we installed in De Pere, WI that replaced an old, inefficient fuel oil boiler. This new unit operates via natural gas, making it easier to use, more efficient, and is far better for the environment, as it cuts back on emissions and soot. This boiler/water heater will now heat all of the water for the space heating in the home as well as the domestic hot water the customer uses in their home. This change will save the customer hundreds of dollars in heating and water heating bills every year.

A natural gas boiler may be the right choice for your home-call Robinson today at (920) 490-3394 to discuss replacing your old, inefficient fuel oil boiler! For more information on the benefits of natural gas boilers, read more about it here.


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When Should I Replace My Furnace?

A dying furnace has its warning signs, but they might not be inherently obvious. Here are a few hints that it may be time to replace your furnace:

  1. Your furnace is old. When properly maintained, the average lifespan of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. If you’ve had your furnace for a while, it may be time to replace it completely. Check out our specials for more information on saving money when replacing an HVAC unit in your home!
  2. There are hot and cold spots in your home. Uneven heating can occur when a furnace begins to get older. If you are sure that cold areas in your home aren’t due to poor insulation, your furnace may be to blame.
  3. Airflow is poor. If you can’t actually feel the air coming from your vents, there’s a problem with your furnace.
  4. Your bills are on the rise. This may be the most obvious sign that your furnace is on it’s last legs. An old furnace is less energy efficient, resulting in more energy usage and, yes, higher bills. If you feel that you are paying more for heat now than you were a few years ago, it’s most likely due to a dying furnace.
  5. If you’ve tried replacing your furnace filter and it doesn’t seem to be helping much, it may be time to call Robinson Heating & Cooling to talk about replacing your furnace. Call (920) 490-3394 or fill out the form on this page for more information!

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Heat U.P. Wisconsin

View additional photos from the event on our Flickr page.

Robinson is Heating U.P. Wisconsin

Robinson Heating and Cooling is a proud supporter and participator in Lennox’s Heat U.P. Wisconsin program. This year, Marilyn of Green Bay, Wisconsin were the recipients of a Lennox furnace replacement. Robinson Heating and Cooling donated their time and installation materials on behalf of the community and Heat U.P. Wisconsin. Robinson Heating and Cooling has been working with Heat U.P. Wisconsin since the beginning of the program and is proud to support the community every year.

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors”

The Heat U.P. Wisconsin program is all about neighbors helping neighbors. It’s about Lennox contractors lending a helping hand in their community, and Robinson Heating and Cooling is a proud participant in this program. Since 2010, hundreds of free, high-efficiency furnaces have been installed on behalf of Heat U.P. Wisconsin.

Neighbors in Need

Since its inception, Heat U.P. Wisconsin has provided more than $1.3 million in support to neighbors in need throughout Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Heat U.P. Wisconsin provides comfort for people who have been nominated by neighbors in their community. Nominees are chosen based on different criteria including disabilities, military service, or financial challenges.