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One of the most in–demand systems in your house is the heating system. Every day, your heating system is asked to pump thousands of cubic feet of heated air through your home. So, understandably, most heating systems will eventually wear out. Today the average lifespan for a heating system in the Merced, CA area is between 10 and 15 years, but with regular maintenance they can last even longer.
However, if you’ve just moved into a new home, or if your heating system is showing signs of its age, it might be time to start considering replacement and our trained experts are here to help.
Did you know that in moderate climates heat pumps are the most energy efficient heating devices? Heat pumps are able to save energy by cooling some of the air and getting rid of the hot air in a home. Then if you couple your heat pump with a programable thermostat, so you can control when your heater is on, you will be able to save a significant amount of energy and money.
Selecting a New Heating System
First, you should determine if heating system replacement necessary. When you call Ace Air, Inc., a skilled technician can look at your system and determine if it needs full replacement or possibly just a series of repairs and regular maintenance.
When replacement is necessary, there are a lot of factors to consider. What size system do you need? What type of heating source will you use? How often to you turn on your heat? These questions and many more will determine the next steps in the installation of your heating system.
We carry a full range of major brand heaters and can help you with heating source conversion if you’ve decided to make the switch to natural gas or electric heat. Beyond these major decisions, you must decide upon the efficiency you want from your heating system.
For heating systems, there is a standard efficiency rating known as the AFUE. These AFUE ratings start at 80% for all modern heating equipment and can reach 97% at the top of the line. Your decision regarding a new system should include a discussion with one of our technicians about the right efficiency rating for your home.
Lower efficiency rated equipment is less expensive but it will cost you more in the long run due to higher energy costs. However, if you don’t use a lot of heat, this may be a good option when on a budget. For those that live in cold weather environments or who like to maintain a high temperature year–round, a higher AFUE rating assures optimal energy efficiency.
Keep in mind that the 80% rating is a very good rating. Modern equipment has been designed to ensure savings and we do not carry or offer any systems with low AFUE scores.
Ongoing Heating Service
When you have a heating system replaced it’s important to maintain a long term service plan that will ensure minimal wear and tear on the parts in your new system. Even if you rarely had your heating system serviced in the past, it is a good idea to have a new heating plan developed for your brand new system. You want your new system to retain its efficiency and to be reliable, and the best way to guarantee that is by having it serviced regularly.
Ace Air, Inc. is proud of our quality service, expert installation, and top–notch customer relations. Whether you are replacing a rundown 30–old–furnace or you’re simply interested in a new energy efficient heating system for your home in the San Joaquin Valley area, we can help you make the right decision at the right price, and maintain that system for decades to come. Call us today to learn more about our heating system replacement options.