Heating & Furnace Installation Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, East Cobb & Cumming GA
We enjoy relatively mild winters in Alpharetta GA and metro Atlanta, but a modern, energy efficient heating appliance provides warm and cozy indoor comfort when the outdoor temperature begins to fall. Homeowner’s can often save 30 percent or more on monthly heating costs by upgrading to a fuel-efficient heat pump or furnace. Purchasing a new heating appliance represents a significant investment, and it is important to select a contractor experienced in every aspect of heating installation.
Properly Installing Your Heating System
A successful heat pump or furnace installation begins by establishing the appropriate capacity for the appliance. This involves running complete load calculations on the building and individual rooms according to ACCA Manual J standards. Some HVAC contractors who lack appropriate training continue to use obsolete sizing methods based on square feet per ton formulas. In retrofit applications, heating and cooling units should never be replaced with equipment of the same capacity without running a Manual J load calc.
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Regardless of the build quality of the machine, improper sizing will almost always result in customer dissatisfaction. Indoor comfort can be compromised and efficiency substantially reduced. Systems that are too small may not adequately heat a home or office on the coldest nights. Oversized equipment can cycle too quickly, leaving hot and cold spots in the various sub-domains.
Contractors who lack the sophistication to run a Manual J load calculation prior to the actual heating installation usually recommend oversized equipment to protect themselves from complaints of poor indoor comfort. Consumers who purchase oversized HVAC systems often pay for excess capacity that will never be used.
For residential and light commercial applications, most people choose a forced air furnace or an air source heat pump. The equipment selection process is usually based on fuel availability, local climate conditions and space constraints.
- Furnace: A furnace uses specially designed burners to create heat through the combustion process. In modern furnaces, an electronic ignition system is used to ignite natural gas, fuel oil or propane. A stainless steel or cast aluminum heat exchanger transfers heat between the combustion chamber and the air handler. The system blower forces the warm air through the ductwork directly into the living area.
- Heat Pump: A heat pump operates according to the principles of the refrigeration cycle. Heat pump technology employs a reversing valve to change the direction of the refrigerant flow when the unit is in the heating mode. Since the thermal transfer is degraded as the outdoor temperature drops, heat pumps are most appropriate in climates that rarely reach the freezing point. They are also popular in areas that do not have an available source of natural gas.
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The success of a heat pump or furnace installation is measured by the level of customer satisfaction. Engineering the system correctly ensures that the equipment will perform to the manufacturer’s specifications over an extended lifecycle. Our factory trained and NATE certified technicians use their extensive experience to complete the job efficiently while exceeding every applicable code and safety requirement. When their work is finished, all systems are tested and performance verified before we issue a completion certificate.
Heating Technology for Comfort and Savings
The HVAC professionals at Neese Jones Heating & Cooling invite you to explore the many benefits of a new energy efficient heat pump or furnace. We tailor each system to meet the unique characteristics of our customer’s lifestyle and indoor environment.
Alpharetta • Roswell • Johns Creek • East Cobb • Cumming, GA