Gas Furnaces


Once the season turns cold and we dip into frosty temperatures here in the Howell area, we need the reliability of a warm home.

At 1st Choice Heating and Air Conditioning, our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) team is here to help with exactly that. Our licensed professionals provide high-quality, climate-control solutions for you and will repair your current gas furnace or install a new system restoring your home’s comfort to where you want it.

What You Need to Know About Gas Furnaces

Most furnaces in New Jersey run on natural gas because it’s widely available and tends to be the most economical choice. A properly maintained gas furnace should operate for 15 to 20 years before you need to replace it.

As a smart Howell homeowner, you will want to know your furnace’s annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating. An energy-efficient furnace will have an AFUE rating of 95 percent or higher, meaning it can convert 95 percent of the energy it consumes into heat.

The higher the AFUE rating, the more money you save on monthly utility bills. Energy-efficient furnaces also help the environment since they emit a lesser amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Gas Furnace Installation and Replacement

No matter how well you maintain your gas furnace, it can’t run forever. There will come a time when you will have to replace it.

When that time comes, you need to call 1st Choice Heating and Air Conditioning. Our job is to be sure you are comfortable at all times in your New Jersey home. We go to great lengths to ensure the furnace you purchase is a perfect fit for you.

We work with the highest-quality systems and products in the Howell area, so you can rely on us finding the appropriate match for you and your lifestyle. When you install a higher efficiency system, you can help improve your indoor air quality (IAQ) as well as save on energy costs.

When we install your system, our professional installers will treat your home with the utmost respect it deserves. We leave your home as clean as we found it when the job is complete.

Your new furnace will also undergo intense scrutiny from our 1st Choice Heating and Air Conditioning professionals, before we finish, to guarantee everything is installed correctly and you have the precise temperature and air control you expect from your purchase.

Here are four signs it may be time for a new gas furnace:

  1. Frequent furnace breakdowns and repairs
  2. Increasing energy bills
  3. Inconsistent heating and cooling
  4. Odd noises

Let us help you with your HVAC investment. We offer several financing options and are happy to discuss what would best fit your needs.

Gas Furnace Repairs

If your gas furnace is not running as efficiently as it should or, worse, it’s not running at all, you need to contact our 1st Choice Heating and Air Conditioning experts to take a look at it. We will provide you with a quick and efficient diagnosis. From there, our team will perform the required repairs and have your system running smoothly again in no time.

Our trusted and reliable professionals carry a healthy stock of parts for your furnace on our trucks, so the majority of repairs can be made immediately. No waiting for ordered parts in most cases.

Additionally, you can trust the repair will last, since we only use quality parts. When we make a repair, it’s for the long term.

How do you know your gas furnace is malfunctioning? It usually provides a few clues, such as an unusual sound or an odd odor. More obvious signs are blowing cool air or inconveniently stopping working altogether.

At 1st Choice Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer 24/7 emergency repair services and reliable up-front repair quotes to avoid any surprises. We want you to get the most value out of your equipment.

Gas Furnace Maintenance

Your HVAC system is a big investment, and it only makes sense to maintain it. Professional maintenance helps ensure your equipment runs at full capacity, and you minimize the chances of an unexpected, costly repair. Following a maintenance schedule can also keep you in compliance with your furnace’s manufacturer warranty should you ever need to make a claim.

We offer our maintenance agreement plan, 1st Choice Comfort Club, tailored for your budget and lifestyle. You will save on repairs, receive priority scheduling, and have peace of mind—knowing your HVAC system is being cared for by a trusted partner.

Contact Us for All Your Gas Furnace Needs

A reliable and efficient furnace is a must in Howell, NJ. Our team at 1st Choice Heating and Air Conditioning can help you choose a furnace that meets all your needs as well as provides your home with the highest level of comfort. Call 732-256-9149 or request service online to learn more about our gas furnace services and products.

Need Furnace Service?

Contact the experts at 1st Choice Heating and Air Conditioning.

Call us at 732-256-9149!

Customer Reviews

Gas Furnace Repair in Brick, NJ 08724

March 15, 2023

“Recently had 1st Choice Heating and A/C out to my house to make a repair. Technician Tom Lacey arrived quickly, was friendly and very knowledgeable. He answered all my questions, explained some options to fix the problem and made the repair. I would highly recommend 1st Choice for your heating and air conditioning needs. Thank you 1st Choice!”

- Cindy C.

Gas Furnace Maintenance in Wall, NJ 07719

October 4, 2022

“Just finished up with Justin doing routine maintenance and repair to my gas furnace. When it was originally installed by a different company there was a problem with the pressure being very close to 30psi. Justin immediately new what the problem was and ordered the necessary expansion tank in addition to making some adjustments. Both his ability and attitude are first rate. All work was completed in less than a few days. I could not ask nor expect more than the excellent service and professionalism shown by Justin and Paige who set up the appointments and constantly kept me informed of the entire process with a great attitude.”

– Harold A.

Gas Furnace Maintenance in Tinton Falls, NJ 07753

May 21, 2021

“Our technician, Justin was on time, efficient and professional from start to finish. We are very happy with the work that was completed and will definitely be using 1st Choice again in the future!”

– Jenny O.

Gas Furnace Installation in Monmouth County, NJ 07712-4426

January 8, 2021

“My experience with 1st Choice was very good. I found them very professional, the install team worked neatly, and provided competitive pricing with zero interest financing.”

– John I.

Gas Furnace Repair in Howell, NJ 07731

October 28, 2020

“First off Bryan was absolutely awesome. You are lucky to have such a professional who knows his job! Overall you guys were awesome from start to finish. Thank you for helping me after 3 failed attempts by other companies I called. I will be referring you to everyone!”

– Chris O.

Gas Furnace Repair in Howell, NJ 07728

December 31, 2019

“Justin provided excellent service and conducted a speedy repair. He also took the time to answer all of my questions and taught me a few things I didn't know about my heating system. Great experience all around!”

– Gazmend K.

Gas Furnace Replacement in Freehold, NJ 07728

November 26, 2019

“A year ago we had 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning replace our upstairs zone furnace and air conditioner. Their work was exemplary. Consequently when we were having some recurring issues with our downstairs units we knew 1st Choice were the professionals to call. As he did previously, Chris Riley (a very hands-on owner) thoroughly assessed the situation, made numerous recommendations and devised a remediation plan that was comprehensive and within our budget. In addition to installing more efficient units, 1st Choice also made significant improvements to the duct work; sealing seams and joints, eliminating angles and elbows that constricted air flow and other general improvements that resulted in significantly better heating. When designing a solution 1st Choice assesses the entire living area calculating room sizes (including ceiling heights), windows, doors, insulation etc. to determine the proper sized units needed to effectively and efficiently heat and cool the space. Each job is viewed from a total engineering perspective, which is exactly the proper approach for HVAC solutions. The 1st Choice technicians are some of the best we’ve encountered. Each activity is thoroughly explained and they treat your home as if it were their own. When work is complete the area is completely cleaned and they do not depart until all questions are answered and you’re satisfied. 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning is an excellent company and should be your first choice for heating and air conditioning sales and service. Very highly recommended.”

– Spencer K.

Gas Furnace Replacement in Freehold, NJ 07728

October 28, 2018

“We recently selected 1st Choice to replace an old furnace and a/c unit in our home and couldn’t be more pleased with their work.

Chris Riley (principal owner) was one of the most knowledgeable and forthright heating and A/C professionals we’ve dealt with. He conducted a thorough analysis of our home, room by room, and recommended three potential systems that were appropriate for the job. He then described the features and attributes of each system, making sure every question was answered thoroughly. There was absolutely no pressure during the sales process as he wants you to be comfortable with whatever decision you make.

The technicians who installed the system we selected were superb. They treated our home as if it was their own, making sure all floors and stairs were covered. They even wore protective covers on their shoes to ensure nothing from the outside was tracked into the house. At the end of the day all debris was removed and all work areas cleaned. They explained every task needed to be done to completely install the system and conducted a comprehensive review when done.

Chris followed up a few days later with his own on-site review to ensure everything was calibrated and set properly and to again make sure we were satisfied with their work. We most certainly were. 1st Choice is an excellent company to do business with, focused on attaining the highest level of customer satisfaction and building long-term relationships between themselves and their customers. We strongly recommend them.”

– Spencer K.

Furnace Replacement in Howell, NJ 07731

July 13, 2018

“Both great guys, kind, professional and very knowledgeable! Took time to explain to me everything they did and why. Joe and Dave kudos your company lucky to have you, good service is hard to come by these days! Thank you ??”

– Gidget F.

Gas Furnace Installation in Freehold, NJ 07728

October 27, 2017

“I used 1st Choice when I needed my heating unit replaced. The technician was friendly, professional, and got the job done quickly. 1st Choice provided knowledgeable, courteous, and reliable service at a reasonable price. I highly recommend them!”

– Christine F.

Gas Furnace Maintenance in Sea Bright, NJ 07760

June 17, 2017

“Chris and team are great! They have helped Eileen and I through a couple of emergencies and they have put us on a thorough maintenance routine as well. They are prompt, thorough, neat and very reasonably priced. We appreciate them very much and highly recommend them.”

– Bill K.

Gas Furnace Installation in Lavallette, NJ 08735

May 22, 2017

“The recommendation of 1st Choice HVAC, from another contractor, was the best ever! Chris and Gabe, the owners, are very knowledgeable about their products, courteous, professional and personable. Chris made suggestions as to what was needed for our house but never pushed a particular product. Our new HVAC unit was installed in a timely fashion and the workmanship was of the highest quality, performed by Chris and his crew. When we called with questions there was always a quick response with the correct information. This company is very fair and is here to please the consumer. We are extremely satisfied with 1st Choice Heating and Air Conditioning and highly recommend them.”

– Jodi F.