House Call Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Services’

Heater FAQ: Know the Major Differences

Monday, January 13th, 2020

From furnaces to boilers, there is no shortage of options when it comes to heating systems that can work for your home. The problem isn’t choosing a bad heater, since all of these heaters can work in the roles that are right for them, the issue is more figuring out which heater is right for your particular home.

If you’ve been looking into having a furnace, boiler, or heat pump professionally installed in your home, then we understand the obnoxious amount of work that goes into researching each one. Not only is the research a hassle, but you’re often taking the advice from someone who is trying to sell you that service. A heat pump specialist is going to try and tell you that a heat pump is right for you, and a furnace manufacturer will tell you that a furnace is right for you.

If you’re trying to lower the chances of heating repair in Portsmouth, VA by having the perfect system installed in your home—keep reading and we’ll fill you in without the bias you’re used to.

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Choosing the Right Heater: What Every Homeowner Should Consider

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Are you thinking about getting a new heater for your home? Do you want to make sure that it works well for years to come? Are you concerned about energy efficiency? Every home in our area requires an excellent whole-house heating system, one that can powerfully heat your entire living space to make sure that your entire family is comfortable at all times, no matter how cold it may get. There are plenty of options on the market today, and it’s absolutely critical that you have a guide to make sure that you make an informed decision. After all, it’s one that you’ll live with for some time, and it also constitutes a major investment for most folks.

There are various things to consider when deciding upon a new heater. Here are just a few.

  • Unless the sky is the limit, you’re going to be working within a range of what is affordable for you and your family. It’s important to get a quality system, but it’s also important to make a sound investment. Your local HVAC professional can help you find a balance between your budget and the quality of the system. There is quite of range of makes and models, and there is definitely one that is right for you.
  • System type. There are plenty of options out there, including forced-air heating systems, such as gas and electric furnaces, heat pumps and ductless mini splits. This type of system heats your air directly so that you can be sure that your home is brought to temperature quickly, with minimal wait. While the furnace is a dedicated heater, the heat pump and ductless mini split are year-round heating and cooling systems. If you want to avoid ductwork, then a ductless system offers exceptional efficiency ratings as well as avoiding poor indoor air quality caused by leaky and loose air ducts.
  • Appropriate size. You need to make sure that your heating system is appropriately sized so that you can be sure that it will work as promised. This means the heating output of your system has to match the size and layout of your home.

If you have any further questions, then just let us know. We’re always happy to help our customers achieve comfort in their homes with our heating services.

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