3 Factors to Consider when Selecting a New Heater for Your Home

Buying a new heater is a significant financial undertaking, and you will need to live with the results for many years to come. A properly installed heater that matches your home’s needs will provide you with easy comfort and reliability, while possibly improving he resale value as well. A poorly installed heater or one which doesn’t match your needs, on the other hand, may give you nothing but headaches. Here in Humble TX, you need a heating repair company who knows how to do the job right, but that doesn’t mean you should have to call on them to address issues that could have been addressed well before installation.

Here are 3 factors to consider when selecting a new heater for your home.

  • Size it right. If your heater is too small, it won’t be able to warm your home efficiently. That’s fairly self-evident. What’s less apparent is that a heater that’s too large can be even less efficient. If it warms the air too quickly, it will cycle on and off rapidly: using up huge amounts of unnecessary energy in the process. You want your heater to run for at least 15 minutes any time it turns on, which means sizing a heater that it just right for your home.
  • Look for efficiency. Furnaces and boilers are gauged by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE), which reflects the percentage of its energy that actually goes into heating the home. The higher the rating, the more efficient the heater. You can cheat a bit by looking for furnaces with the EnergyStar sticker given to units with a particularly high AFUE rating.
  • Consider alternate forms of heating. Most people think of heating as traditional forced-air furnaces, but you might consider other methods, such as ductless mini-split systems. Not only do they offer greater flexibility, but they could save you money in monthly energy costs.

For these and other factors to consider when selecting a new heater for your home, call on KAC Express. We offer Humble, TX, heating repair services, and as a part of our operations, we always install new heaters with the goal of getting it right the first time, every time. Contact us to make an appointment today!