An efficient heating system is essential for keeping your home in Watauga, Texas, comfortable and warm during winter. If you’re thinking about getting a new unit, you should carefully review the different available options. Here are a few things to consider before buying a new heating system so you can find one that will save energy, time, and money:

Energy Source

Most residents in Watauga use heating systems that run on LPG, oil or propane, and electricity. Before making your choice, you should factor in the operational costs, as well as the required storage room for each system. Gas furnaces are the most economical, while electric furnaces cost more initially. However, electric-powered heat pumps that transfer outside heat into the home interior are significantly less expensive, and can also cool the home once the weather gets hot again.

If you decide on a gas heating system, have a professional HVAC technician inspect it thoroughly, and install a carbon monoxide protection unit. For an electrical heating system, the HVAC technician will make sure the electrical breaker has been correctly installed to avoid the hazards of surging or tripping.

Operational Efficiency

The most efficient heating systems have lower operational costs, so you should check the system’s efficiency rating before making your purchase. Check the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating for gas furnaces. For heat pumps, look at the Heating Season Performance Factor.

Incentives and Rebates

Along with saving on utility costs, you may also be eligible for incentives or rebates if you install high-efficiency heating systems. Visit our specials page or give us a call to see if we have any seasonal offers to take advantage of!

Warranties and Repair Options

At some point, you will need to maintain, repair, or replace your heating system. You’ll want to make sure you have warranty coverage for at least ten years — the warranty will cover the costs of repairing or replacing the heating system components in this period.

For heating or furnace installation, maintenance, and repairs, get in touch with North Tarrant Heat & Air. Our experienced and certified HVAC technicians will be right over to make sure your heating system remains in good order.

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