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.