Posts Tagged ‘Heating Installation’

How to Get Your Home Ready for the Heating Season

Monday, October 1st, 2018

gas-burnersThere is a lot to do between now and when the temperature starts to consistently drop. You don’t want to be left out in the proverbial cold when it comes to the heating season, do you? You want to make sure that your home is as prepared as possible for the advent of the heating season. Fortunately, we’ve collected some important tips below that will help get your home ready for the next few months. Read on to find out how to keep your home cozy and warm during fall and winter. (more…)

What Heating System Should I Install?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

radiant-heating-installationSelecting the right heating system is an important part of keeping your home comfortable during the winter season. If you’re in the market for a new one, you have a lot of different options available to you. We highly recommend that you consult with a professional in-person before deciding on a new system for your home. We’ve laid out some of the pros and cons of different systems below, though, to help you narrow down what it is you might be looking for. (more…)

Options to Consider for New Heating Systems

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

burner-assemblyWe’re getting closer to heating season, which means that now is the time to prepare your home for the cooler weather. If you aren’t sure whether or not your current heating system is up to the task of keeping your home warm through the winter, now is probably a good time to install a new one. There are many different kinds of heating systems available on the market, each of which is designed to suit a different set of individual situations. Read on to find out more about some of the most common options available for those that need a new heater. (more…)

Why We Think a Heat Pump Is Great for a Spring Installation

Monday, May 1st, 2017

cooling-and-heating-house-symbolsWe often talk about how advantageous the spring time is for upgrading and replacing your home’s existing HVAC equipment. Like fall, spring is a transitional time of the year when weather patterns are milder, providing excellent conditions for taking out old equipment and putting in new, higher efficiency ones.

If you have an AC system you think is too old to handle another summer here in Western North Carolina (and if it’s older than 15 years, then it’s too old), having our professionals put in a new air conditioner in Spring will get you ready in time for the hottest weather of the year. It’s also easier to work the job into our schedule—and yours—during this time.

However, you may consider having a heat pump installed rather than an air conditioner. Here are some reasons we recommend giving a heat pump installation serious consideration for the spring. (more…)

The Secrets of High-Efficiency Furnaces

Monday, February 6th, 2017

burners-in-furnacesLast week we discussed fuel efficiency in gas furnaces and how to understand AFUE ratings, which is how the efficiency of furnaces is measured.

But this topic brings up another set of questions: why is the efficiency in furnaces improving? Older furnaces would have an AFUE rating between 56% and 70%, which meant quite a bit of energy waste. But today, for a furnace to earn the ENERGY STAR certificate from the Department of Energy, it must have an AFUE of at least 90%. And some can score as high as 98.5%. What is making furnaces today so much better at using natural gas efficiently than older models?

You could just chalk it up to “they got better at making them!” Which is partially true. But there are some interesting “secrets” to why modern furnaces waste less energy than old ones. (more…)

Answering Questions about Furnace Efficiency Ratings (AFUE)

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Three lit furnace burnersOne of the most important services that we provide our customers is energy audits and home performance assessments. This is the “whole-house” approach to reducing utility bills, where our team finds spots where a home is wasting power and then offers solutions.

One place where we frequently find that a house is expending more energy than necessary is the heating system. Most households use a furnace for their heat, and older furnaces have much lower efficiency than newer ones. (Older furnaces will also lose efficiency because of basic wear and tear from age.) Our installers can replace an older furnace with one that has a higher AFUE rating, which is the standard measure of furnace energy efficiency. (more…)

Why Boilers Are Sometimes the Best Choice for Home Heating

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Boilers are one of the oldest ways to heat homes, and they are still popular to this day. Furnaces are more common, but boilers offer a number of special advantages that make them competitive. Below, we’ve listed some of the reasons that new homeowners might want to select a boiler system for their comfort. This can help you with your decision-making process if you’re in the situation of looking for a new heating installation. However, always call on professionals to help with the final choice—you’ll need them to handle the eventual installation, after all. (more…)

The Myth of the “Bigger” Heating System

Monday, January 11th, 2016

When it comes to providing comfortable levels of heat for a house during winter, homeowners often gravitate to the idea that the larger a heating system they have, the better comfort they’ll receive. This is an understandable mistake, but a mistake nonetheless.

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3 Reasons to Consider Radiant Floor Heating Installation

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Radiant flooring has been around since the 1960s, but advances in technology have made the options for radiant heating more affordable and workable; as such, radiant floor heating has become a popular option with homeowners. There are a few choices when it comes to radiant heating, but as with any heating system installation in Asheville, it’s always best to hire professionals to perform the work. The experts at Comfort Central, Inc., have been installing every kind of heating system for a number of years, and we can help you with your radiant heat installation. Call us today!

Types of Radiant Heating

There are 2 main types of radiant floor heating:

  • Electric floor radiant heating – there are two ways electric radiant heating can be installed: as a “wet” installation, in which small electrical cables are embedded into concrete, where they can dry and form a concrete radiant slab, or electrical mats can be installed onto a subfloor.
  • Hydronic floor radiant heating – durable, flexible tubing is used with hydronic floor radiant heating. The tubing is installed onto a subfloor, and heated water or steam flows through the tubing, providing the heating.

Benefits of Radiant Systems

Here are 3 reasons to consider using a radiant heating system in your home:

  • Even heating – the heat from a radiant system works by convection – heat that flows through gases, namely air.  This type of heat transfer makes radiant heating even and gradual, which can be more comfortable.
  • Piping system allows for easy zoning – the piping system that a hydronic system uses can make it easier to designate different heating zones inside your home.
  • No blowing dust – radiant systems do not operate with blowing air, so there is no need to worry about blowing dust. This can be very helpful for any allergy sufferers in your home.

Fall offers a great window of time for a new heating system installation in Asheville. If you are in need of a new heating system, call Comfort Central, Inc., today and schedule an appointment with one of our installation experts.