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We’re glad to live in a place where the outdoor temperatures never reach higher than we can handle. But that means we may not know how to deal with our heating systems on a cold day in Merced. Need a few tips? Our expert heating technicians are here to help.

We are in the business of comfort, first and foremost, but we also want to help you save money. Let us help you make sure your heating system is always in the best condition possible with these expert tips! Call in a technician from Ace Air, Inc. for your next heating installation, repair, or replacement.

Set the Thermostat a Little Lower

If you set the thermostat a little lower than you normally would, you might be surprised. On a chilly day, you may be perfectly comfortable with a temperature of about 68°F, rather than something in the 70s. You can save a lot of money just by keeping the temperature a few degrees lower, and it’s easy to keep warm. Wear lots of layers, let the sunlight in, and eat warm meals (using your oven to prepare them).

Replace a Heater After 10–15 Years

Keeping a heater around for too long means you pay more for heating, and it is more likely to break down when you really need it. You should replace your heater after about 10–15 years, although minor problems may still be repaired. Still not sure if heating replacement is really right for you? Here are some of the reasons homeowners make the decision to find a new, more efficient heating system.

  • You have to make a lot of repairs throughout the winter, and costs are adding up.
  • A single heating repair will cost about half the price of a new heating system.
  • You spend far too much on heating with an older, inefficient system.
  • Your heater is improperly sized for your home.

Know Your Options for a New Heating Installation

First of all, you should know that the standard furnace is not your only heating system option. Gas furnaces are the most popular option, as they tend to cost less to run than electric furnaces. However, many people in our service area purchase electric furnaces anyway since they use them sparingly, and because of the lower cost of installation.

A more efficient heating option is the heat pump. This moves heat, rather than generating heat, which means it uses less energy than other electric heaters. Plus, it’s a high–efficiency air conditioner too!

Only Call Trained Technicians for Heating Repair

If a price quote for heating repair seems exceptionally low, it may not be for the best. While it’s important to find a contractor who will help you find the best repair at a reasonable price, you should also find someone with experience. If the repair is done incorrectly the first time around, you’ll only spend more to fix an untrained contractor’s mistake!

Check your heating technician’s credentials before calling someone for heating repair. The standard "handyman" repair is simply not worth the risk! If you need heating installation or heating repair in the Merced, CA area, you can count on Ace Air, Inc..