The Benefits Of A New Heating System
Since heating system technology has greatly improved, this also means new heating systems are generally more reliable overall. Yet, the reliability is affected by the installation of the system and how well maintained it is. Heating systems are complex with many interdependent components. Without professional installation, such as with Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning, the integrity of the entire system may be at risk of experiencing unnecessary breakdowns or full system failure.
The technology used in heating systems has improved greatly, even in the last decade. This means heating systems are more efficient in regard to the amount of fuel used to operate the system as well as the amount of fuel wasted as a byproduct of use. Better efficiency also results in lower utility bills.
Improved Air Quality
When paired with indoor air quality services, such as electronic air cleaners and dehumidifiers, a new heating system can substantially improve a home’s indoor air quality. This is because new systems are able to remove air pollutants, while better airflow inhibits mold and mildew growth.
Common Furnace & Heating System Questions
A residential heating system generally lasts 15 years with regular maintenance and repairs before homeowners need to consider buying a replacement. Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning has assisted homeowners throughout the Sierra Foothill area with all types of heating services for nearly 40 years. Here are five common questions about buying a new furnace and/or heating system.
How Much Does Installation Cost?
The total cost of installation depends on many factors, including the type and size of the heating system and whether ductwork needs to be installed or repaired. Our technicians will discuss all costs related to the installation process with you.
How Big Should My Furnace Be?
This depends on many factors, such as total square footage of the home and amount of shade received from nearby trees. Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning uses a Manual J load calculation to determine how big a new furnace or heating system should be for your home.
Is Heating Maintenance Necessary?
Yes. Any new heater, regardless of style, needs regular maintenance to ensure years of reliable operation. Scheduling twice-a-year maintenance with Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning is a great way to make sure the new system operates efficiently and avoids unnecessary breakdowns. Between maintenance appointments, remember to change air filters monthly and call us day or night if an issue develops.
How Efficient Is A Heating System?
It depends on the type of heating system. The efficiency of boilers and furnaces is based on the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). This is how much heat the boiler or furnace produces compared to how much fuel the unit needs to operate. Heat pumps are rated based on a system’s heating season performance factor (HSPF). From there, the cooling efficiency of a heat pump is based on its seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER).
Generally, the higher the efficiency rating of a heating system, the higher the initial cost. But, most systems recoup the cost in the form of energy savings over the lifespan of the system.
How Many Types Of Furnaces Are There?
There are two — standard or fixed-speed and variable-speed. Standard or fixed-speed furnaces have a blower, which moves air at the same speed regardless of the set temperature. A variable-speed furnace adjusts the blower speed based on the outdoor temperature. The adjustments help the indoor temperature be more consistent while saving energy.
New Heating System Financing
Planned or unexpected, replacing a residential heating system is a large financial commitment.
Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning works with several different financial institutions to offer our customers a variety of financing options. We want our customers to be safe and comfortable without stressing about the affordability of a new heating system. No matter the financing option that best fits your lifestyle, you can count on Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning to install a new furnace or other heat sources with the same high-quality results we’re known for. Contact us today to learn more about new heating system financing and our other HVAC services in Auburn, CA.