Furnace Replacement in Sacramento and Surrounding Areas
If you have a heating system in house, you’ll have to replace the system some time or the other. In the past, fuel was fairly inexpensive, and it therefore made sense to have a system up and running for decades. But now heating replacement has become more of a necessity. In this article, we’ll go over a couple of things to be considered when contemplating a heating replacement.
Any replacement task must be preceded by an efficiency exam. An annual maintenance or tune-up is strongly recommended for your oil-based heating system, and two or three services in a year in case you have gas heat. When getting the tune-up, seek a report stating the system’s efficiency, which instructs on any further system repairs needed. Modern heating systems have turned increasingly efficient compared to the ones made a couple of decades ago.
Heat Pumps with an Air Source
Besides natural gas and heating oil systems, an air-source pump is another option, particularly a ductless mini-split type. Several oil heating system users are shifting to this system. If you’re considering heat pumps, ensure you comprehend how they’ll perform during cold days and would they be heating the whole house or simply a part, since they could be made for heating a single zone. If you’re using significant amount of fuel, a correctly situated ductless mini split could substantially decrease your fuel consumption, even if only a portion of the house is being heated. Generally, contractors installing the pumps recommend having the old gas or oil system intact as a heat pump system backup. Therefore, for some reasons, a lot of research and caution is advised when pursuing heat pumps.
Big Mountain Heating & Air has been offering HVAC services ever since 2006. We specialize in engineering, designing, and installing comfort systems. Contact us if you’d like our experts to visit your house and perform top-notch HVAC work.