A new heating system is one of the biggest expenses you will have as a homeowner, so you want to make sure that you choose the right system for your home. Choosing a reputable and reliable heating company such as My HVAC Now will certainly help with that process, but there are still a few things you need to keep in mind about having a heating system installed.
Choosing the Right System for Your Home
The first step to having a new heating system installed in your home is to decide what kind of system you want. Traditional furnaces are by far the most popular option in the Hagerstown, MD area, but My HVAC Now has some other options available. Oil furnaces and oil burners are good for those who want an efficient source of heat that will keep their homes comfortable without running up their utility bills, and a geothermal heating system might be perfect if you have a larger home. Ask our technicians to see if these will work for you.
The Size of Your Home Makes a Difference
It’s important that any HVAC system you have installed be the right size for your home. A heating system that is too small will have to work harder to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, which will lead to higher energy bills and a central unit with a shorter lifespan. A heating system that is too large will simply waste energy and cost you money.
Choosing a heating system that is just the right size for your home is admittedly difficult. It generally calls for knowing the square footage of your home and knowing what kind of HVAC system will be necessary for keeping it comfortable. Once again, our friendly technicians will be able to give you advice in that area, but you should be prepared to do some homework yourself. You will need to know how big your home is, whether there are any drafts that will make heating difficult, and how often you and your family will be home. Have all of this information handy when you speak to our technicians if you want the best possible results.
Knowing When Your HVAC System Needs Maintenance
No matter what kind of heating system you have, it will need regular maintenance if you want it to keep working like it should. An HVAC system should last about 20 years if it is well maintained, but that means paying attention to signs that you will need to call a repair technician. First of all, you should have your heating system inspected at the beginning of every fall right before the prime heating season is about to begin. That way, you will be able to fix any problems you might have before you really need to have your heat on. You should also have your heating system serviced if you notice that your utility bills have been getting higher than usual. That’s a good sign that your HVAC system is working harder than it should. Of course, you should also call a technician if you notice any strange smells or sounds coming from your furnace. In any case, My HVAC Now will be able to provide the maintenance that you will need at affordable prices no matter what your problem may be.
Whether you need a small oil burner for a modest home or a furnace for a larger house, My HVAC Now will be able to give you what you need. We serve homes throughout Hagerstown, MD and the surrounding area, and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about keeping your own home warm this winter and beyond. Contact our technicians for more information.