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What You Should Know About Central Heating Systems


Is your normal heating system just not cutting it? Are you looking to upgrade your home’s current heating system? If you’re considering a central heating system, it’s best to know all of the facts beforehand. Here are some things you should know about central heating systems.

Go Programmable

Opt for a programmable thermostat so you can set timers and be more efficient with your daily heating. Smart thermostats are available for a more user-friendly experience while offering more heating options than the simple stock one.

You’ll Want To Have Zone Heating

Zoned systems should always be paired with central heating because of how efficient it can be. Being able to only heat certain rooms will save you a decent chunk of change without sacrificing your comfortability.

Trust A Pro

Have a professional evaluate your home so you can purchase a perfectly sized system. One that is too small will overwork itself trying to heat your home. One that is too large can waste energy and money during its operation.

Think Well Insulated

During installation, opt for ducts that are well insulated. Inside of the ducts is where a majority of the heat loss happens. Be sure to constantly check them for air leaks because they will cause your system to overwork, your home will not be properly heated, and your utility bills will be higher than they should be.

You’ll Need To Schedule Maintenance

Maintenance should be performed throughout the year to maintain a high efficiency. A professional technician should also service the furnace at least once per year. Air duct cleanings are also recommended every year or so to maintain a high level of indoor air quality.

Knowing the facts about central heating is important so you can figure out if it’s right for you. When you want to install, replace, or service a central heating system, contact the experts at Tri-City Appliance, Heating & Cooling. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.