Heater Installation & Maintenance: Get Ready for Winter
The chill of winter gives you an excuse to curl up in bed with a blanket for a little longer. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best way to keep warm. Of course, your home’s central heating system is the most effective way to cool off, assuming you have one that’s the right fit. Sizing, efficiency rating, style of heater, and more have an effect on whether you feel warm enough throughout the winter (and not just on lazy mornings spent in bed). At Tex-Perts Cooling & Heating, we’re here to help with heating installation & maintenance.
Let our heating experts help you locate the best heating installation and maintenance options for your San Antonio home—before temperatures drop. Give yourself time to consider your options, if you can. Contact our team, and check out the guide below for a primer on the best heating installations for any home.
Think of heater installation & maintenance like this: Imagine that you’re a marathon runner (if you’re not in real life, that is; if you are, feel free to skip this step). You train and train, complete your marathon, and then take some well-deserved time off. Now, would you just jump right back into a marathon without getting yourself back into that level of shape again, regardless of how well you performed in the previous marathon? Of course not!
Just because your heater made it through the last heating season successfully does not mean that it is going to do just fine being thrown into another one. Remember, not all issues with your heater are going to result in it breaking down.
Now, routine heating maintenance is not somehow going to make your heater more efficient than its efficiency rating allows for. What it will do, however, is keep your heater working at or as close to its peak efficiency level as possible. Even if your heater is effectively heating your home, it may be costing you more to run it than it should.
Problems like insufficient lubrication and loose components may not be something that you’d immediately realize. They are the types of issues that can result in reduced energy efficiency, however. Scheduling annual maintenance will allow your heater to work not only as effectively, but also as efficiently, as it can.
New Heater Installation
Now let’s switch gears and focus on new heater installation. First, you’ll want to look at the types of heating systems available for your property. In many cases, it’s best to replace a heater with the same type. For example, replacing a boiler with a boiler, replacing a central furnace with a furnace. But there are some exceptions. Get to know the types of heating systems available in your area.
- Boilers – A costly installation, at first, but boilers heat water and move it throughout the home for radiant heating, a more comfortable and efficient method than heating the air.
- Furnaces – A furnace is the standard system used in home, and for good reason. It’s cost-effective (as long as you have ducts) and can be energy-efficient.
- Heat Pumps – Heat pumps also use the ductwork, and they combine heating and cooling in one. They are highly efficient—until temperatures outside approach freezing.
- Dual Fuel Systems – Also requiring the ductwork, a dual-fuel system combines the efficiency and performance of a furnace, to automatically switch over as needed for the lowest energy prices.
- Geothermal Systems – A geothermal heat pump uses energy from the earth to provide some of the most efficient heating and cooling there is.
- Ductless Units – A ductless heat pump is great for small homes and those without air ducts, or new room renovations.
Learn more about heater installation & maintenance
Every time a homeowner pushes a heater through another season of service without the maintenance that it needs, they are effectively shaving some time off that system’s lifespan. No heater is going to last forever, obviously. There is no mechanical system out there that can make that claim. With an annual heating tune-up each and every year, though, you can make sure that your heater gives you the best it can for as long as it can. For more information about heater installation & maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Tex-Perts Cooling & Heating.