Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heating Installation’

Which Heating Installation Is Best for Your Home?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

natural-gas-burners-flame-furnaceThe chill of winter gives you an excuse to curl up in bed with a blanket for a little longer, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best way to keep warm. Of course, your home’s central heating system is the most effective way to cool off, assuming you have one that’s the right fit. Sizing, efficiency rating, style of heater, and more have an effect on whether you feel warm enough throughout the winter (and not just on lazy mornings spent in bed).

Let our heating experts help you locate the best heating installation for your home—before temperatures drop any more. Give yourself time to consider your options, if you can. Contact our team, and check out the guide below for a primer on the best heating installations for any home.

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4 Things to Know When Shopping for a New Furnace

Monday, October 31st, 2016

We know it can be difficult to tell what direction to go in when you’re looking around for a new furnace. You might be unsure of where to start or which type of furnace is right for your home. You may be worried that you’re getting ripped off with a furnace that claims to be more efficient than others on the market. If you want to make sure you get the right furnace for your home, check out our expert advice.

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Why You Should Consider Ductless Heating Installation

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Ductless cooling has gained a lot of popularity, but with heat pump technology, a ductless system can heat your home, too. There are a few reasons to consider the installation of a ductless system in your Fairfield home, but first let’s take a look at how a ductless system heats your home.

How It Works

With a ductless heating system, heat pump technology is used to both heat and cool your home. The key component that allows the heat pump to both heat and cool is the reversing valve. The reversing valve can change the directional flow of the refrigerant in your system, which is what allows the system to offer both heating and cooling. During the winter, the heat pump, which the outdoor unit, absorbs heat from the air and concentrates it; the heat pump then disperses this concentrated heat into your home’s living spaces. In the summer months, the opposite happens: the heat pump absorbs the heat in your living spaces and transfers it outside.

Why Consider a Ductless Heating System?

If you’ve used combustion heating systems in the past that needed fossil fuels to operate, you know how much money can be spent every winter heating your home; with a heat pump, this expense is entirely eliminated. Why? Heat pumps don’t generate heat; they transfer it from one location to another with the help of refrigerant. As such, they don’t need fossil fuels and use only a small amount of electricity to operate. Another great benefit of a ductless system is that you don’t have to worry about air loss from ductwork because you don’t have any ductwork. The indoor blowers are connected directly to the outdoor unit via a conduit in an exterior wall, and the heating process doesn’t begin until you start the indoor blower. The indoor blowers are also benefit because they operate individually; each one can be set at its own temperature, giving you zone control in your home. Lastly, heat pumps have a longer lifespan than combustion heating systems: combustion systems have an average lifespan of 15-20 years, while heat pumps have an average lifespan of 20-25 years.

If you’ve been looking for an efficient, quiet heating system for your Fairfield home, you may want to consider installing a ductless heating system. Call Bartels Heating & Cooling today to schedule an appointment for professional heating installation service!

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Why Consider a Dual Fuel Hybrid Heat Pump Installation

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

There can be a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to any kind of home product or whole-home system. In specific to heat pumps, a common piece of misinformation is that a heat pump won’t work during the winter; this isn’t true. It is true that there can concerns about a heat pump working as it should during very cold weather – those days that are under 32 degrees – but it isn’t true that a heat pump can’t work at all. Additionally, with a hybrid heating system, you can avoid any heating capability issues with your heat pump and very cold weather. First, let’s take a look at why there’s concern around heat pumps during the winter.

It’s Chilly Out There

Air-source heat pumps provide heating by absorbing the available heat in the air, concentrating it and blowing the warm air into your home. As the temperature outside falls, the available heat in the air decreases; this can force your heat pump to work harder, making it less energy efficient and more challenged to meet your heating needs. A great solution to this is the hybrid heating system.

What Is a Hybrid Heating System?

With a hybrid heating system, you get the best of both worlds: a heat pump as the main source of heating (and cooling) your home with a back-up gas furnace. This allows you to have a secondary system to heat your home when the outside air temperature falls below 32 degrees.

How Does a Hybrid System Work?

With a hybrid system, your heat pump is furnished with an outdoor temperature sensor that works in conjunction with a dual-fuel thermostat. A set-point temperature is programmed into the sensor that tells your heating system when to switch from the heat pump to the gas furnace for heating; typically this temperature is a few degrees above the freezing mark. When the outside temperature reaches the set-point temperature, the heating system automatically switches from using the heat pump to heat your home to the back-up gas furnace. There is also a set-point temperature at which the gas furnace will switch back to the heat pump.

Benefits of a Hybrid System

With a hybrid system, you get the benefit of using a heat pump as your main source of heating and cooling. This gives you great energy efficiency, the longer lifespan of a heat pump and the gentle heating and cooling of a heat pump. The back-up heating of the system means you’ll never be cold, even on the chilliest of days.

For quality heating installation of a hybrid heating system in your West Chester home, call Bartels Heating & Cooling today to schedule a service appointment!

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Why You Should Consider Zone Control with Your Heating Installation

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

A new heating installation can help you improve your comfort and your energy efficiency – but what if we told you there was a way to increase both without a huge hassle? There is–a zone control system. A zone control system gives you a level of control over your heating (and cooling) that a single thermostat can’t, and installing a zone control system with your heating installation in Fairfield can be seamless and easy. Bartels Heating & Cooling has specialized in heating and cooling services since 1973, and we have worked with a variety of systems and upgrades. If you are ready to upgrade your heating system in any way, call us today!

What Is a Zone Control System?

A zone control system is a series of motorized dampers that are installed into the supply vents of your ductwork. The dampers are connected to a main control panel, which controls when and how much the dampers open and close in order to maintain the temperature of a zone. Zones are established by you: they can be individual rooms, a group of rooms or an entire floor – the decision is yours. Each zone has its own thermostat, which is also connected to the main control panel. Zones operate independently, which allows you to set different temperatures per zone.

What Are the Benefits of a Zone Control System?

Here are some of the benefits you can gain with a zone control system:

  • Better energy efficiency – a zone control system allows you to use only the cooling and heating you need. This can help reduce the operation of your system, which helps reduce energy usage.
  • Customized comfort – the independent operation of the thermostats in each zone allows you to set a temperature that is comfortable in each area versus setting a single temperature for all areas.
  • Less stress on your system – heating and cooling only what you need puts less stress on your system, which can help reduce wear and tear and prevent premature aging.

A zone control system can help enhance your new heating installation in Fairfield tremendously. Interested to see what a zone control system can do for you? Call Bartels Heating & Cooling today and schedule an appointment with one of our installation experts.

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