A heating system is a major investment in your home, not only providing you with years of warm and comfortable conditions, but affecting the resale value of your home in the process. As such, when you prepare to buy a new heating system, you need to do your homework to determine if it’s the right system for you. A good heating company can help you out: particularly one with experience with installing heaters in Boerne TX or surrounding communities, who understand local conditions.
Beyond that, a few general heating tips are worth keeping in mind.
- Look for a system that’s sized properly. Furnaces and heaters need to follow what we like to call the Goldilocks Rule for your home: neither too large nor too small but just right. If your heater is too small, it won’t warm your house appreciably. If it’s too large, it will cycle on and off rapidly, wasting energy and increasing strain in the process. A properly sized heater factors in not only the size of your home, but more esoteric elements such as the presence of insulation and the amount of sunlight your home is exposed to. A trained technician can make those calculations for you.
- Buy an efficient system. Heater efficiency is measured in annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) ratings. The higher the rating, the more efficient the heater. Heaters with the EnergyStar label rank among the most efficient on the market.
- Look into alternate heating systems. Most people think of traditional centralize furnaces when they think of heating, and such furnaces work very well. But possible systems also include heat pumps, geothermal systems and radiant heating systems. A technician can explain the benefits and drawbacks of each, and make recommendations based on your particular circumstances.
For further tips on how to buy a new heating system, and for installation and repair services, contact the experts at Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating. We handle all kinds of heating installation in Boerne, TX, and have the experience to address your questions and concerns. Pick up the phone and give us a call today!