Unfortunately heating units don’t last forever. Homeowners will typically need a new heating installation at least once during their lifetime. Although most heating units offer early warning signs (like making funny noises when it starts up to being repaired more often) no homeowner wants to suffer through a cold, wintry night. Planning and preparing for a new heating installation early can prevent this from happening.
Tips for a New Heating Installation
If you are looking for a new heating unit in Charlotte, then you should also consider buying an ENERGY STAR qualified heat pump to lower your energy costs. Remember when buying a heat pump, you want to make sure to look at the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) as it is used to measure the heating efficiency of your unit. Since 2005, most heat pumps are required to have at least an HSPF of 7.7, the most efficient heat pumps will have an HSPF of ten.
After the heating installation, you will want to make sure annual maintenance is performed at least once a year. Plus, neglected heating units use on average ten to twenty-five percent more energy than heat pumps that are serviced annually. Most annual maintenance plans include inspecting the ductwork, filter, blower and indoor coils for dirt and other obstructions. They also verify that you are getting adequate airflow, lubricate the motors and inspect the belts for tightness and wear. Identifying and replacing worn parts early prevents you from suffering through a frigid night.
You will also want to make sure to change the unit’s air filters as directed to prevent a decrease in airflow. Dirty or clogged filters will cause a decrease in airflow and increase in demand on the unit. Periodically, inspect the area around your unit to remove any limbs or plants that could interfere with the unit’s operation.
Patterson Heating and Air Conditioning offers new heating installation in Charlotte, NC. Our 100% guarantee gives you peace of mind. Whether you need air conditioning repair, a new heating installation or a completely new system, we are here for you. Our technicians are NATE certified and experienced in all aspects of HVAC systems. If you experience problems with any of the heating and air conditioning components we installed or used during repairs, call us and we will replace them, free of charge, in the first year. Give us a call today at (704) 288-4535.