The heating and cooling system in your home is one of the most important long-term choices you will make. The old oil furnaces that last 40 to 50 years (and have no energy efficiency) may no longer exist, but your heating and cooling system should last around 15 to 20 years. So you should really think about the initial investment, the energy efficiency, the required maintenance, and the warranty all together when making your decision. That’s where the experts at Custom Home Heating can really help. If you’re building, we can meet with you at whatever stage you’re in, from design to construction, to talk through the heating and cooling possibilities. If you’re replacing, we come out to your home, examine the indoor space and outside geography, as well as the current system, to give you our best advice. Initial consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by talking with us.
The Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of any system must be 80% to comply with current regulations, and if you have a system that is older than 10 years, chances are that it falls below that level. When we come out to your home to give you a quote, we perform a Manual J load calculation to find out the system size you need (measured in BTUs or tons). This calculation takes your entire home into account — from square footage to window efficiency to external geography.
THE CHOICES IN HEATING AND COOLING ARE MANY AND VARIED. THERE ARE TWO BASIC KINDS OF SYSTEMS:
THEN THERE’S THE FUEL SOURCE
You may not have a choice about that, but if you do, we can talk you through oil, natural gas, and more. Ductless systems are also available now. Some systems allow you to claim a tax credit for the purchase and installation of Qualified Energy Property. And then there are the numbers. In addition to AFUE, different units have SEER numbers (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), and HSPF numbers (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor). It can become a confusing maze of too much information.
Custom Home Heating understands the industry, the products, and takes the time to really understand your situation. We’re certified Lennox and Amana dealers, and have other product lines as well. We’ll lay out all your options and make sure you understand all the implications. Then, our professionals will install the system you choose. As a local, family-owned business, we value your business, and stand behind our work. Whether you’re building your dream home, or needing to replace your current heating and air conditioning system, contact Custom Home Heating.