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Your Guide to Selecting a Brand New Heating System

Monday, October 19th, 2015

When you decide you need a new heating system, it can be difficult to tell where to start. Today, there are more options than there were a couple of decades ago, many of which can help you save on your monthly bills. Learn more about our three favorite heating systems in today’s post.

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Heating Installation FAQ 1: Is a Heat Pump Alone Enough?

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Heat pumps offer great two-in-one solutions for your comfort needs: they work as both air conditioners and heaters, giving you the temperature you need regardless of the season. Because they don’t burn fuel to generate heat, instead using electricity to move heat from one place to another, they can help a family save on their annual heating bills than if they relied on a furnace.

So why doesn’t everybody have a heat pump in their home if these devices can deal with both hot and cold weather, and do it efficiently?

The answer to that question is that every home has different requirements for heating, and some climates are not suitable for a heat pump. You should always obtain the counsel of an HVAC professional before deciding on what kind of heating installation in Atlanta, GA you should get, and if a heat pump on its own will give you the right performance. A professional can perform a heat load calculation to determine what type and size of heater will do the best job of keeping you warm during the winter months.

The specific issue with heat pumps working solo is that, while they perform well at beating the heat when in air conditioning mode, they can struggle in heating mode when the outside temperature falls below freezing. Heat pumps must extract ambient heat from outside and move it indoors to warm up a home, and as the temperature drops, this task increases in difficulty.

Because Atlanta experiences mild winters, heat pumps on their own usually have few troubles during the cold spells here. But again, there are more factors to consider, so pay attention to the advice from the experts you hire for your heating installation.

One option that many homeowners have used is the dual fuel hybrid system. This combines a heat pump with a second heater, usually a gas furnace, which uses a different fuel source. Whenever the heat pump cannot handle an extremely low temperature, the other system will automatically turn on and generate the necessary heat to make up the deficit. Because the second system will run infrequently, you won’t see a large jump in your bills because of the additional heater.

Having a warm house throughout the winter season is important for your family’s comfort and health. If you have to make a decision about heating installation in Atlanta, GA, don’t make it hastily and without outside assistance. Call on Air Conditioning Experts. We’ve delivered home comfort to Atlanta residents since 1995, and we’ll give the same professional, skilled service to your home.

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Get to Know Your Atlanta Heating Options

Monday, October 21st, 2013

We don’t think about heating in Atlanta as much as we think about air conditioning systems. Our hot summers and mild winters make heating an afterthought at best, certainly when compared to the comfort and cool air that an AC unit can provide. But despite that, heating can still come as a great relief on those winter nights when the temperature dips, and even though you don’t use it as often as your air conditioner, you still want it to be reliable and comfortable when you do need it. If you get to know your Atlanta heating options, you can select a type of system that works for you. The following is quick list of possibilities:

  • Central heating. This is the system most people are familiar with, in which a series of ducts transfers heated air from a central unit into all the corners of your house. It has the benefit of familiarity, though it isn’t as efficient as certain other means of heating.
  • Heat pumps. Heat pumps combine the functions of a heater and an air conditioner into one unit: pulling heat out of your house in the summer and pulling it in from the outside air in the winter. They cost more to install than central heaters, but tend to cost less in monthly energy bills. They’re also very well suited to towns with mild winters like Atlanta.
  • Radiant heaters. Radiant heaters use tubes or electric coils in the floor to warm objects in the room (including people). They’re very efficient and can save you a great deal of money every month, though the initial cost to set them up can be high.
  • Geothermal heaters. Geothermal heaters exchange heat between your home and the nearby ground (which maintains a constant temperature, unlike the air). They require a certain amount of land space (making them difficult for apartments and condos) on top of a high start-up cost, but like heat pumps and radiant heaters, they are extremely efficient.

Once you get to know your Atlanta heating options, call upon Air Conditioning Experts Inc. to make them a reality. We’ve been handling heating in Atlanta sine 1995 and our trained experts are standing by to help. Give us a call today.

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Getting Started: Which Heating System is Right for Your Atlanta Home?

Monday, January 21st, 2013

If you’re a new home owner or if you have to replace your heater for the first time, figuring out which heating system is right for you can be hard. At Air Conditioning Experts, we want each of our customers to have comfortable and affordable heat for their home. That’s why we’ve been offering heating installation and replacement in Atlanta  for well over a decade. We thought it would be helpful for first-time heating buyers if we put together a quick list of some of the most important things to consider as you move forward.

Benefits of Heating Replacement in Atlanta

While it may seem like a daunting task to replace your heating system, it’s always helpful to stay positive. Here are some things to look forward to with your new heating system.

  • Efficiency – You’ll likely see a significant improvement in efficiency.
  • Consistency – Your new heater will likely provide consistent heat whenever you need it.
  • Reduced repairs – With a new heating system, you most likely won’t need to repair it often.
  • Comfort – New heating systems normally will keep your home nice and comfortable when it starts to get cold outside.

Replace the System or Try a New Type of Heating System

If you’re replacing a furnace, you may want to consider installing a heat pump. While furnaces do have a number of wonderful benefits, it doesn’t hurt to think about getting a different type of system. Talk to your professional heating contractor before you make that kind of decision.

Fuel Type

Natural gas, in almost every case, is cheaper to buy than electricity. However, if you don’t have a natural gas line to your house, the installation cost could be prohibitive to you. There are also geothermal systems available that use renewable energy from the earth to heat your home. Dual fuel systems offer homeowners fuel flexibility during the winter months.

If you need any kind of help picking out a new heating system for your home in Atlanta, don’t hesitate to call Air Conditioning Experts. We have friendly technicians who would love to answer any questions you have and work with you to find a heating system that fits your needs and your budget. Call us today!

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