Professional Heating Installation in Houston
The sub-tropical climate of Houston often fools many of us into believing that summers seem to last forever in this region of the country, that it will never get cold. It’s easy to forget about your home or business’ heating system until that rare cold night appears, and you have no heat.
Although many modern heating systems can have a lifespan of up to twenty years, as these units age, they operate less efficiently. Any heating system older than ten years old that requires moderate to major repair is probably a better candidate for new heating installation.
What are the signs that you need a new heating installation?
1. Your house isn’t getting warm enough in all your rooms.
The heat seems to be working correctly in most areas of your home, but individual rooms never seem warm. Of course, after checking that the vents in the affected room are open and air coming out of them, you’ll want to investigate this issue further. The problem could be as simple as needing better insulation in your attic, or it could and be an indication of air leaks in your HVAC ducts.
Suppose you’ve made renovations to your home or added rooms. In that case, your heating system may not be powerful enough to keep up with the increased demand. Replacing your HVAC system with a new heating installation in Houston could restore comfort and convenience.
2. Higher energy bills when the heat is used
Keeping track of your energy usage during the heating season is easy since we use less home and business heating than anywhere else. Suppose you compare this season’s heating costs against previous years, and there’s a significant increase. In that case, it means your heating system is working harder to produce the necessary heat.
New heating installation in Houston from Nick’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning can reduce your overall energy costs by up to 40%, depending on the options you choose.
3. Strange noises from your heating system
Things that go “bump” and “screech” in the night are supposed to be confined to bedtime stories, and not part of our heating system. Squeaking, squealing and screeching often indicate a worn-out bearing in a component like a fan or a pulley. Banging in your heating system is a sign of problems within your ductwork. Booming sounds indicate issues with your furnace’s ignition.
Sleep soundly night after night once you’ve had a new heating installation completed. Your home will be nice and toasty, and there won’t be any strange noises to keep you awake.
4. Your house is always dusty.
As air recirculates through your home, it is continually taking dirt, pollen, mildew, and other particles into your HVAC system. Years of use without proper cleaning and maintenance can leave you with heating ducts filled with dust, dirt, and other allergens.
What to consider before installing a new heating system?
According to the U.S. Department of Energy suggests that you consider these four things before you select a heating system. They include the following:
Your fuel available will affect your choice of heating system. Electrical-powered heaters are always a viable option, but a gas line opens up other possibilities for installation. Homes without natural gas can also rely on heating oil or propane. What each fuel will cost and its availability will factor into your decision, as well as its environmental effects.
How much fuel energy will your heater of choice convert to heating energy? The more efficient heaters will translate to savings on your heating bills. Unfortunately, these types of heaters are usually substantially more expensive to install. This is where you’ll need to consider your budget plans to find the heater with ideal efficiency.
An inadequately sized heater will be tremendously wasteful of energy regardless of its energy efficiency rating. If it’s too small for your home’s size, it will be continually running, trying to reach its target temperature in your home. On the other end of the spectrum, if it’s too large, it will drain power from constantly re-starting because of its “short-cycling.” The answer is that you’ll need a heat load calculation. This can be performed by a professional such as Nick’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning to determine the heating system that is just the right size for you.
4. Age of your ductwork
Ask yourself, will your current ductwork be able to perform at the level you need when you’ve installed your new furnace? At Nick’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning, we’ll inspect your current ductwork to determine if it will be compatible with your new furnace. The solution may be as simple as a routine duct cleaning for it to operate at an optimal level. Or it may be more complicated than that; you may need to replace your entire duct system. So, anyone who is currently shopping for a new heating system within a stringent budget will need to consider the condition of their ductwork.
5. Your installers’ level of expertise
When opting to install a new heating system, it’s critical to find a qualified professional heating contractor, such as Nick’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning. Our licensed heating installers can assist you from start to finish and answer all of your questions. Our professionals, HVAC technicians, will inspect your home’s current technician system to help you choose a new product within your price range and meet your home’s needs. When it is time to install it, our experts will be efficient and clean. We will also leave you with a detailed maintenance plan when we’ve completed the installation. This will assist you in maintaining a healthy HVAC system throughout the year.
Heating Installation with Nick’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning
If you are looking to replace your existing heater or purchase a heater for the first time and feel overwhelmed by your choices, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Stop what you’re doing and pick up the phone. Call Nick’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning. Heating installation is one of our specialties. Let one of our experienced technicians answer your questions and walk you through the necessary steps to select the best heater.
We look forward to hearing from you!