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3 Things about Heating Equipment They Didn't Teach You in Business School

Heating Equipment Tips

Do you need heating equipment tips to get you through the winter? These might surprise you.

Purchasing new heating equipment and having it installed is often exciting, sometimes overwhelming, and usually expensive. It's always a big deal for homeowners and business owners, because this is one of those major investments that sometimes can't be avoided. Unfortunately, for a handful, this process ends in disappointment because they experience a decrease in comfort or notice an increase in their energy bills.

Why does this happen, and how can you avoid the same fate? Here are three things about heating equipment they didn't teach you in business school:

1. Heating equipment of an improper size will not do a consistent job of heating your home.

An oversized system will run more frequently than it should, which heats the home inconsistently and reduces the heating equipment's efficiency as it constantly starts and stops to try and keep a constant indoor temperature.

2. Having new heating equipment installed has nothing to do with your air ducts.

This means, if you had leaky ducts before the new install, you'll have leaky ducts afterward too unless you have your HVAC company perform repairs. Ducts account for up to 40% of heat loss, so it's important to identify and correct duct problems to reach maximum return from your heating costs.

3. If your HVAC company is inclined to be, shall we say, frugal, they may reuse components of your old system when installing the new one.

Beware of this practice as it almost always results in system malfunctions.

Hiring the right company to perform your new heating equipment installation is the most important thing you can do to ensure efficiency and comfort for your home. Brummitt Heating and Cooling is proud of our trusted team of trained, certified, and experienced technicians. We work hard to provide the best customer service possible, while striving to perform heating equipment installations above and beyond our customers' expectations. To learn more about how we can help you with your new heating equipment purchase, call 919-693-5536.

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