If you have purchased a home from the early 20th century and the heating system is very outdated, you want to call a heating company to find out what options you have. You want to make changes that help with efficiency but also that fit your budget. Talk with the heating installation crew about these possibilities and updates to your system.
Upgrade to A New, Efficient Option
The old furnace needs to be replaced. This will help you not only have a more efficient unit that is conservative with energy use, but it is also a safer option for the new home you are investing money into. Invest in a unit with the following features:
- Over 90 percent efficient while running
- Multiple fan speed options
- Wireless controls
- Programmable thermostat
The heating service professional will get the right size for your home and recommend an efficient unit that is within your budget.
Ask about Floor Vent Removal
Large vents that stick outside of the wall and take up space on the floor can be an eyesore and inconvenience. You want to get an estimate to replace these and ask about all the options.
The transition may be easy and the vents can be on the wall or inside the floor. They also may be able to use options that produce air at the top of the wall near the ceiling. Get costs for each option to see what is the most practical and efficient.
Clean the Ducts
Ducts don't just push air, but they can also get rodents and insects inside, leaving behind trails of saliva, urine, and fecal matter. Mold, mildew, allergens, and other pollutants can get in the ducts.
Have the ducts cleaned by the professionals while all these changes are being made. This will help improve air quality and helps to keep your new furnace that filters the air that circulates through the house clean.
You want a furnace that will heat the home effectively and efficiently, with high-quality air. Talk with the heating services and installation team to see what changes need to be made and what needs to be done to implement these changes.
You don't want to do a lot of damage to the drywall or other areas around the home, but if there is only one way to get the changes you need, this may be a renovation project that you should budget for. These changes will improve your home value and functionality.
Speak with a professional who provides heating installation for more information.