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A new year is beginning soon. Therefore, you may think about home improvement and renovation projects you’d like to accomplish in the year ahead. If installing a new heating system is on your list, now’s a great time to start your budgeting and research. From considering AFUE ratings to evaluating load calculations, learn some tips that can help you pick the best heating system for your Leander, Texas, home.

Consider AFUE Ratings

Each heating system carries its own efficiency rating level measured by an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) value. The AFUE value is a percentage of how much fuel the system uses to heat your home. The higher the AFUE value, the more efficient the system is with its fuel usage. To get the best value for your investment, consult us for help understanding AFUE ratings for different heating systems available.

Evaluate Your Home’s Load Calculation

When you’re making HVAC upgrades, you want to understand your home’s load calculation. A load calculation considers your home’s unique cooling and heating requirements. Climate, building size, the U-value of the windows, and other factors all impact the size of the HVAC system that will suit your home.

Our HVAC service technicians can help you perform a load calculation. Once you have an opportunity to review the results, you can select a furnace or heat pump best suited to your home heating needs.

Understand the Heaters Available

Furnaces, heat pumps and geothermal units are among the types of heating systems available to homeowners. To select the best heating system for your home, take the time to understand how the equipment for each system functions. For example, determine how you’ll fuel your furnace or whether your home can support a geothermal heat pump.

At Texas Comfort Air, our HVAC professionals can help you with all your home heating system installation and repair needs. Call us today at (512) 285-7182.

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