Heating Installation in Holiday and Tarpon Springs, FL
If your current furnace is at the end of it’s lifespan, the team at L&R Air Conditioning and Refrigeration can help you choose the best-fit replacement furnace and install it correctly. A home furnace should be installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications and adjusted to the conditions in your home. This will help extend the life of your furnace or heating system.
What are some unique heating conditions in your home? The square footage of your home, ductwork, ventilation and system being installed should all be taken into account. The goal is to keep the temperature steady during different times of the year, and to prevent excessive condensation.
Our Furnace Installation Process
Once you get an estimate, and schedule a consultation, our heating contractors will come to your home at the scheduled time to install your heating equipment.
We clean up the work area, and leave your home completely clean before we leave.
Here in Florida, your furnace will not be in use for most of the year. However, the furnace is an important part of a central air conditioning system, and works together with your air conditioner to keep your home at a steady, comfortable temperature.
Signs Your Home Furnace Needs to Be Replaced
If you see more than a couple of these symptoms, it may be time to start shopping for a new central heating system.
- Your gas furnace is more than ten years old. Gas furnaces have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years, but start declining in heat output before that.
- Your furnace struggles to heat your home in winter. An underpowered furnace will need to be replaced in the future.
- You are paying for furnace repairs each year. If you’ve paid for furnace repairs several years in a row, it may be more cost-effective to replace the furnace with a new unit.
- Your furnace is hot, but your house is not. This usually means you are headed for heating equipment failure.
- Constant thermostat adjustment. When you must adjust the thermostat often to stay comfortable, it’s a sign your furnace is straining to maintain temperature.
- Chronic rattling and other noises. An strong indication something is wrong with your furnace.
- Random furnace shut-offs. A sign your current gas furnace is on it’s last legs.
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Considerations for a New Heating System
There are many different types of furnaces and heating systems to choose from. Our heating and cooling experts can help you make the best choice for your home or commercial building. Our HVAC technicians can perform load calculations to determine which unit has the right amount of heating power for your home.
The SEER rating (Season Energy Efficiency Ratio) of each unit should also be considered. This is a measure of overall energy efficiency. More efficient heating units usually cost a bit more, but the energy savings balances out the initial cost.
Understanding the SEER Rating
The SEER rating is calculated by dividing the BTUs of heating energy by the wattage needed to power the furnace.
BTUs are British Thermal Units — used to measure heating and cooling power. One BTU is the amount of heat it takes to raise the temperature of one pound of water by 1 °Fahrenheit.
SEER is calculated with a 95 °F outside temperature, an indoor temperature of 82 °F, and 50% relative humidity.
An example of SEER would be a heating unit with 15,000 BTUs of heating energy, that requires 850 watts to power the unit.
15,000 BTU / 850 W = 17.647 SEER
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