Whether you live in San Jose, San Mateo, Hayward, or other areas in and around the Bay Area, you know that winter’s just around the corner. Perhaps your current furnace is on its last leg, or you’re just thinking about installing a more efficient model. Regardless, it’s important to keep in mind that not all heating systems are right for all homes. We have a few tips that will help you in selecting the ideal heating system for your home.
First of all, consider whether your home is well insulated, how often you use your heat, and whether you intend to renovate your home in the near future by adding on a room, installing additional windows, etc. It’s also important to keep in mind that a newer, more efficient HVAC unit could increase the value of your home should you decide to sell in the future.
What size heating system do you need? When you choose the proper size for your Bay Area home, heating will cost less. Keep in mind the square footage, how your home is situated on your lot in terms of the sun’s position, how many windows you have, and flue/venting requirements, local permits, and other factors that must be observed by your HVAC contractor.
Choosing a skilled contractor. This is perhaps the most important factor in your decision when it comes time to update or replace your heating system or furnace. Your heating contractor will understand the importance of proper sizing of the system in relation to your home, and help you choose the system that’s right for your unique needs. In addition, you want to choose a company with a good reputation, one that not only has liability coverage but who is licensed as well. Be sure you get all the details of the job in a written contract for your protection!
At Ortiz Heating & A/C, our top priority is helping Bay Area homeowners enjoy a comfortable home, regardless of the season, while keeping energy costs to a minimum. For all of your heating or indoor air quality needs, count on our trusted team of technicians! Contact us today for further information and answers to all of your questions.