We enjoy relatively mild winters in Alpharetta GA and metro Atlanta, but a modern, energy efficient heating appliance provides warm and also 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 also a furnace. Purchasing a new heating appliance represents a significant investment. It is important to select a contractor experienced in every aspect of heating installation.
PROPER INSTALLATION OF YOUR HEATING SYSTEMS
A successful heat pump or furnace installation begins by establishing the appropriate capacity for the appliance. Sometimes 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.
Regardless of the build quality of the machine, improper sizing will almost always result in customer dissatisfaction. This greatly reduces indoor comfort and compromises efficiency as well. Systems that are too small may not adequately heat a home or office on the coldest nights. Over-sized equipment can cycle too quickly, leaving hot and also 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 over-sized equipment to protect themselves from complaints of poor indoor comfort. Consumers who purchase over-sized HVAC systems often pay for excess capacity that will never be used.
HEATING SYSTEM INSTALLATION
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 also 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 also propane. A stainless steel or cast aluminum heat exchanger transfers heat between the combustion chamber and also 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.
HOW DO I SAVE MONEY ON A HEATING SYSTEM?
HEAT PUMP & FURNACE INSTALLATION
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 also NATE certified technicians use their extensive experience to complete the job efficiently while exceeding every applicable code and safety requirement. Contact us today to learn more.
HEATING TECHNOLOGY FOR COMFORT & SAVINGS
The HVAC professionals at Neese Jones Heating & Cooling invite you to explore the many benefits of a new energy efficient heating systems. We tailor each system to meet the unique characteristics of our customer’s lifestyle and also their indoor environment. Contact us today to learn more.