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What to Consider Prior to a Heating Replacement

With a good amount of chilly weather still ahead in Millcreek, UT, hopefully you’ve come across this post before your heater has completely died. You may have noticed some troubling symptoms, though, which has you wondering if it’s time for a heating replacement. However, before you replace your system with a newer version of what you currently have, there are some considerations to make, which we’ve highlighted below. This will help you determine what system will be best for your needs.

Fuel Type

It may seem only natural to replace your existing heating system with one that runs on the same fuel supply as your old one. While this makes sense in many cases, there could be cheaper alternatives to the fuel you are currently using. If your system is over 15 years old, it’s vital to realize that a lot has changed over the past decade. There are now numerous options that could provide you with a more affordable and more efficient system.


Today’s heating systems come in a number of efficiency levels. Typically, a high efficiency system has the ability to save you money on your monthly utility bills, making it a smart investment in the long run. Of course this will be dependent on a few factors, including your temperature preferences and how large your home is.


No matter what the efficiency rating is, an improperly sized heating system will waste energy. A heater that’s too small will stay on, continuously trying to reach its target temperature. On the other hand, a heater that is too large will short-cycle and drain power due to constantly restarting. A professional HVAC technician will conduct a heat load calculation to determine the right size for your home.

To determine what heating system is best for your home, call Design Comfort today!


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