Heating Systems: Out With The Cold And In With The New
During the winter, having a working heating system is very important. Nothing is worse than coming home only to realize your home is as cold as the outside. If your heating system breaks, or if you haven’t owned one before, you might need a new one.
However, before you go out and buy an entirely new system, check the bottom of our heating repair page for information on how you can fix your heating system yourself. You can also download our free e-guide that details 9 things to check when your HVAC system stops working. If the problem persists, call a technician for assistance, as working with gas can be dangerous.
Our technicians will be able to fix a variety of issues, so don’t hesitate to call if you experience any of the following:
Unit has trouble starting
Heating is inconsistent
Equipment is damaged or leaking
Thermostat is not working properly
Air quality is poor
Pilot light is not working properly
Sometimes, though, replacing a heating unit is more cost-effective than constantly repairing an old and malfunctioning one.
When To Replace Your Heating System
If your heating unit cannot be fixed, it may be time to replace it. Look for the following things to know when it’s time to get a heating system replacement:
Strange noises from the unit
Advanced age of the unit
Unit needs constant repairs
Unit has unreliable heating
If your heating system is affected by one or more of these, call a technician to come and take a look. They should be able to figure out if it can be fixed, or if you would benefit more from a replacement.
At Freedom Heating and Cooling, we offer reliable, on-time service to our customers. We install and service all makes and models, so put away the blankets, forget about making a fire, and get ready to find warm comfort in your new heating system.
Types Of Heating Systems
There are many different types of home heating systems. Deciding which unit is best for your home or business may seem complicated, but hopefully, this list of heating systems will help you to find the best one for your needs.
Reverse Heating Systems
A reverse heating system works by pulling cold air out of your home and replacing it with warm air in the winter, and vise versa during the summer. These systems can last for many years, are energy-efficient, and cost-effective.
A gas pack (gas furnace with an air conditioner) is an affordable unit that manages the air in your home. We offer natural gas-fired gas packs, which burn natural gas and cost less than other systems, and propane-fired gas packs, which burn propane. This is a great option for homes that already have propane tanks.
A hybrid system, also called a dual fuel ac system, is great for older homes because it can make use of the duct system already installed. It consists of both a heat pump and a gas furnace, all in one. Hybrid systems are energy efficientand good for the environment, while also using very little energy to operate. They are powered by electricity but can also run off of gas when heating is needed in the winter.
Heat Pump Systems
A heat pump system functions by heating and cooling your home using evaporator and condenser coils. They are small systems, but they pack a punch. Their size also helps to save space. Heat pump systems run exclusively on electricity and are environmentally friendly and efficient.
Modern gas furnaces are not as big and loud as their predecessors were. They are quiet and good for the environment, while also being cost-effective. They can save 50 percent of expenses compared to an older furnace. There are several different types of gas furnaces we offer that perform different functions.
A ductless ac and heating system, also called a ductless heating pump, is a system that doesn’t use ducts to distribute air. Using an indoor air handler and outdoor compressor, ductless ac systems take cold air from outside and compress it, then send warm air throughout your home. This type of system is easy to install in older homes, and it heats large areas. Ductless systems also use 50 percent less energy than other types of systems.
Split Air Systems
A split air system is comprised of two pieces that warm and cool air. This kind of system is very common in Alabama and is perfect for homeowners worried about cost who only need a few rooms air-conditioned. It is also small enough not to take up the whole window. Split air systems are highly energy-efficient because they use less energy and only run when they are needed These systems have a lifespan of 20 years if they are well taken care of.
What Kind Of Heating System Is Best?
The best heating system for your house is going to depend on several factors. But don’t worry. At Freedom Heating and Cooling, our team has 200 years of experience, so we can give you all the information you need to decide on what heating and cooling systems are best for you.
Your next heating system should be based on several factors:
Your home’s layout and size
We can help you pick the system that hits your desired price point, requires little maintenance, and offers the best possible savings on energy costs. This includes calculating the pros and cons of new, more energy-efficient systems that may cost more now but will deliver big savings over the long haul.
We can help you with electric heaters, heat pumps, mini-split systems, whole-house heating systems, gas furnaces, and more.
Learn more about our heating services or call us at (205) 444-4444 for any questions you may have.