How to Choose the Right Heating System for Your Home
Choosing a new heating system is a significant investment, especially when you consider most units last anywhere between 15 to 20 years. If you have an aging system and need help finding its replacement, you’ve come to the right place! At 3C Mechanical Technologies, our valued technicians are here to help you make an informed decision. Here’s how to select the right one for your home:
Of course, one of the first things that come to mind is the initial cost. While you may want the top of the line, most energy-efficient system, it may not work with your budget. You will find that installations typically start at $4,000 and go up depending on factors such as extensive ductwork. It’s essential to set a price range that you are comfortable spending.
Unless you’re starting from the very beginning, it’s important to find a system that will continue to work with your existing distribution structure. For example, if you have a furnace with attached ductwork but want to upgrade to a ductless mini-split system, the distribution will look a lot different. In this case, speak with a professional and get their expert advice on what will fit best with your home.
Choosing an energy-efficient unit will play a big role in keeping your energy costs under control. Heating systems come with a score measured by the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) that provides information about their efficiency. The higher the number, the more efficient the heating unit. Sizing also plays a large part in efficiency. Choosing a unit that is too big for your home can result in unnecessary operating costs.
Different heating types thrive better in certain climates than others. For example, heat pumps work the best in mild-weathered locations. Additionally, warmer climates might only require a small space heater, while you’ll need a central heating system in colder climates.
According to Energy Star, improper installations can reduce your heating system’s performance by 30%. You must find a trusted HVAC company if you want the highest level of comfort and an efficient system.
Contact 3C Mechanical Technologies Today
At 3C Mechanical Technologies, our experienced HVAC technicians are a valuable resource to help you make your decision about your new heating system. Contact us online or give us a call at (254) 315-4362 for your heater installation and replacement needs.