Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heating Installation’

How the Size of Your Heater Informs Its Performance

Monday, November 19th, 2018

gas-jetsYou want to heat your home effectively, reliably, and efficiently throughout the winter season. That is not so much to ask, is it? Well, if you fail to invest in a heater of the right size for your home, it is. Even the best heaters on the market are going to come up short when they are not appropriately sized for the homes in which they are installed. That is why it is so important to work with a professional heating installation technician.

Choose us as your HVAC contractor in Cary, NC, and you’ll have nothing to worry about. Not only do we install systems from the most trusted manufacturers in the industry, but we also make sure that systems are of the right size for the properties in which they are installed. Contact a member of our team today if a heating installation or replacement is on your horizon. Get the heating performance that you deserve.

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How Zone Systems Work for Better Heating (and Cooling)

Monday, February 13th, 2017

vent-coverOne of the services that we offer to customers is setting up homes for zone heating and cooling. What does that mean? Basically, we divide up your home’s ventilation systems so you can decide which rooms receive the heated or cooled air. It’s way to defeat one of the big flaws in central HVAC systems, which is that air goes to every room with a vent when the heater/AC comes on, regardless of whether the room needs it or not.

Sure, at times it’s convenient to have the whole house kept comfortable. But what about the many times there are empty rooms? After all, if a room is kept heated and there’s no one there to enjoy it… does the heat really exist? (Unfortunately, yes—which is why this is a big waste of energy.)

Anyway, the point is that it’s a smart idea to be able to close off some of the rooms from the ventilation system so you don’t have to heat and cool empty rooms. And that brings us back to zone control systems.

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Furnace Installation Involves Furnace Sizing: Here’s What That Means

Monday, January 30th, 2017

gas-furnace-burnersFurnace installation is an important part of our job. We understand that households here in Wake County need heating systems that keep them warm without causing a large energy drain that creates really scary heating bills. (If you’re afraid to look at your heating bill each month, then you really need to talk to us!)

An essential part of making sure that any home has the right furnace for its needs is properly sizing it. This isn’t choosing a furnace that’s the correct size to fit in the available space—although obviously we won’t choose an overlarge furnace! What it really means is finding a furnace that puts out the right amount of heat to match a home’s comfort needs.

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How Much Heating Power Do I Need?

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

If you are preparing to install a new heating system in your Cary, NC home for the coming winter, one issue you will have to face is the amount of heat you will need to stay comfortable. How much heating power do you actually need for your comfort?

Your instincts might have told you that you should get the largest heater possible, since that will save you from getting cold on the bitterest days of winter, well worth the extra expense. You would rather have the option of turning the furnace or heat pump down a few degrees on the thermostat than have a heater that can’t reach your target temperature.

But this is not a good idea. A heater too large for the space it’s supposed to heat will begin to “short cycle,” meaning it will reach its target temperature so rapidly that it will shut down before its heating cycle is completed. You can expect an overlarge heater to turn on and off numerous times. This means a system that works too hard and will begin to wear down rapidly; and an additional energy drain, since a heater uses the most amount of power when it starts up. It will also not heat all parts of your home effectively, since the heating system will not run long enough to evenly distribute the heat throughout your home.

Of course, too small a heating system won’t be able to keep your home warm on the coldest days of winter. If your heating system is constantly running to try to reach the right temperature, that can also cause higher utility bills.

There is no straightforward answer to the question of how much heating power you need—at least, not on a general information blog like this. Your house has its own specific requirements, which have to do with size, the number of residents, the placement of windows, the insulation, and your access to a fuel source, as well as many other factors. To find out how much heat will do the job for you this winter heating your Cary, NC home, you’ll need to have HVAC experts inspect your home and perform a heat load calculation—an involved algorithm that compiles data about your home—to give you a definite answer about heating system installation.

If you trust to Raleigh Heating & Air and our NATE-certified technicians, you will be on the road toward a great heating installation. Contact us soon, before the deep winter cold starts!

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