Heating Repairs And Replacement Options For Your Home
Sometimes your HVAC system goes down and there is nothing you can do but replace the equipment. One of the best ways to avoid having to do this on an emergency basis is to keep your HVAC systems maintained throughout the year.
Most heating and air professionals will have maintenance plans or less formal maintenance services that will help your system stay in good repair. Your heating system is made up of many parts, just like any machine that needs tune-ups. Leaving it to run for years without ever being maintained will only destroy the entire system very quickly.
However, even if you have maintained your heating or air system regularly, at some point its life will completely end. This is when you will need it replaced instead of repaired.
Your professional HVAC technician will be able to advise you when this happens. If you don’t have a heating repair or installation professional to call on, we hope you will consider Ponderosa Heating and Air Conditioning.
We will always be honest with you about what needs to be done, whether replacement is necessary or you just need a simple repair. We are your friendly heating and air specialists!
Heating System Replacement Types
Just because you have one type of furnace, it doesn't mean that can't install additional equipment or change what type of heating system you want for your home. HVAC contractors like us are able to convert the existing heating system from one type to another. You have several options for heating your home. If you are having a replacement done, you need to know what your options are.
There are several basic heating systems that are commonly installed in homes. One of them is the most common, the furnace.
A furnace is the most common choice for home heating. Furnaces can be powered via gas, electricity, oil, or propane. Furnaces use a fan to send hot air through your duct system and into your home. This is termed a “forced air system.”
Another option is a Boiler. Boilers work by heating hot water and distributing it to radiators, radiant heating tubes, or baseboard units. Boilers can be extremely efficient and are a very popular choice in cold climates or in heating systems that supply several homes.
Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling for the home. They work by heat transference of a liquid Freon which is under pressure. If it is cold outside, the heat pump extracts the heat and transfers it inside the house.
Baseboard heaters are radiant heat heating systems. They are really easy to install and can be used as necessary throughout the home. If the baseboard heater is operated by electricity instead of oil or water or gas, it will be more expensive to run.
Other radiant heating options include:
- Wood stoves
- Space heaters
- Portable heaters
- Other fuel burning heaters
All of these types of radiant heating systems will need proper ventilation. You should always use caution in using them and have them inspected yearly. Any gas fueled radiant heating systems need to be tested for leaks by a licensed gasfitter and properly prepared before use. At Ponderosa Heating and Air Conditioning, we are licensed HVAC technicians who are qualified and licensed to do gasfitting work. Having your radiant heating system tested is just a part of regular home maintenance that needs to be done for the safety of your home and family. Call today to schedule a maintenance appointment and let us know what type of equipment you have to be inspected.
Where To Find Heating Repairs & Replacements In Evergreen Or Conifer
Whether you need a new heating system installed or just some repairs done, our professional heating & air technicians can handle it for you. We care a great deal about working to keep you and your family safe and warm this winter.
We offer many services, from heating repairs and installation to tune-ups, air conditioning, and gas fireplace services. We are your Ponderosa Heating and Air Conditioning professional who has all your comfort needs covered!