Reliable Heating Repair and Installation Services in Aberdeen, NC – Call Today!
When fall gives way to winter, the weather outside is often chilly and damp, and homeowners depend on a reliable furnace or heat pump to keep the indoor environment safe, healthy and comfortable. Modern heating systems are sophisticated machines that must be accurately sized, properly installed and regularly serviced to perform at peak efficiency. Improvements in heating technology continue to provide greater levels of economical comfort, and a new furnace with a 90 AFUE rating only exhausts 10 percent of the fuel it consumes in the form of waste gas.
Different Choices in Heating Systems
Choosing a heating system is often determined by local weather conditions, energy costs and fuel availability. In mild climates, a heat pump can supply both heating and cooling from a single machine. In areas with severe winters, a forced air furnace may be the only available option. Comfort Services will help you make the best choice based on the application, installed costs and monthly fuel expenses.
- Furnaces: Furnaces are manufactured to burn natural gas, propane or fuel oil. Natural gas models are the most common and generally installed where the fuel is available and cost effective. Propane and fuel oil furnaces are usually more costly to operate and are often found in outlying areas that lack a natural gas piping infrastructure.
A furnace’s efficiency is identified through its AFUE rating, which is a measurement adopted by the Department of Energy to provide consumers with a meaningful way to compare different brands and models. The actual rating number represents the percentage of fuel the device actually converts into heat energy during regular operation.
- Heat Pumps: Heat pumps operate in the same manner as an air conditioner when providing cool air in the summer. However, every heat pump is equipped with a reversing valve that allows the refrigerant to flow in either direction, so the unit can also provide heat in cold weather. Heat pump efficiency is measured by its HSPF rating, which is a formula that calculates the total BTU output relative to the electric power the unit consumes.
Installing a Heating System
A successful furnace or heat pump installation is largely dependent on the skill and expertise of the installing heating contractor. Prior to selecting the equipment, it is important to determine the load requirements for the home or office the system will serve. Oversized equipment will cause excessive noise and create draft zones. Undersized units will run constantly without satisfying the thermostat call, especially in severe winter weather. At Comfort Services, our system designers run extensive load calculations on every room in the building to determine the exact capacity requirements for the equipment.
After the customer has configured the system to meet their budget and performance expectations, our factory trained technicians will install the unit to the manufacturer’s specifications and our own exacting standards.
A failed heating system can adversely affect health and safety, especially in a furnace with a cracked heat exchanger or a faulty venting system. When a furnace or heat pump malfunctions, it is important to hire an HVAC dealer with extensive experience in every aspect of heating repair and service.
We have the resources to address multiple jobs simultaneously even when our backlog is heavy. Our factory trained and NATE certified technicians are equipped with advanced diagnostic tools to quickly locate the source of the malfunction and affect the necessary repairs. Every service inquiry is answered promptly, and we offer 24-hour emergency service for critical heating repairs.
A Commitment to Heating Services
Comfort Services offers a wide variety of comprehensive heating services. Our knowledge and experience in every phase of the HVAC industry is your assurance that your system will continue to operate efficiently and reliably over an extended equipment lifecycle.