Heating Services in Houston
Experienced Heating Professionals in Garden Oaks
Staying warm and cozy in the winter is a priority for any homeowner, even in Texas. Whatever heating issues you’re experiencing, you can count on High Performance Home Systems for quality solutions. Our Houston heating experts can design and install an energy-efficient heating system or offer service and repair for your current unit.
Trust our team for all your heating needs, including:
- Heating installation
- Heating replacement
- Heating maintenance
- Heating repair
Call High Performance Home Systems today at (713) 714-0955 or contact us online to request your free estimate on a new heating system.
How Long Does a Heating System Last?
While it’s impossible to know just how long a heating system will last, well-maintained units can usually be depended on for about 15 years. However, there are several factors that can shorten or lengthen this timeframe.
Factors affecting the lifespan of a furnace include:
- Quality of the heating system
- Appropriate size and design
- Proper installation
- Regular maintenance and inspections
- On-time filter replacement
- Personal comfort preferences
- Frequency of system use
When a furnace reaches 15 years, it’s a good idea to start preparing for the process of replacing it. Although a system may continue to operate, it will do so much less efficiently than it should, causing energy bills to be much higher than necessary. Frequent service calls, expensive repair bills, and uneven temperatures are also signs it might be time for a new unit to be installed.
How to Extend the Lifespan of a Heating System
The two most critical ways of extending a heating system’s lifespan are replacing air filters when they become dirty and scheduling annual maintenance with an HVAC professional. When clogged filters remain in a heating system, it can make the unit work harder and longer, both of which can decrease its lifespan. Dirty and worn-out components can also affect the system’s performance and potentially limit its life.
Getting the most out of a heating system also depends on proper insulation and quality ductwork. Without proper insulation, cold air will be allowed to infiltrate the home, while warm air will escape, which can put extra strain on a heating unit. Keeping the ductwork clean and properly sealed can also help a heater last longer. Finally, maintaining thermostat settings according to the DOE’s recommendations can help extend the heating system’s life.
Neighbors in Need
Help Your Neighbor!Do you know of a neighbor who is struggling with their HVAC system? Do you feel the need to help them out? Let us know! We want to do our part in helping our community and that starts with helping our neighbors, your neighbors. Get in touch with us to learn about our 'Neighbors in Need' program and how we can help.Learn More
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While Texans like to boast about everything being bigger in Texas, a bigger heating system is not always a good thing. It is important to have a heating unit that is appropriately sized. A system that is too large will short cycle, meaning it will turn off and on too quickly. This causes excess wear and tear on the heater’s parts and increases energy consumption. On the other hand, a heating unit that is too small may run too long and struggle to provide enough heat to reach the thermostat settings.
High Performance Home Systems is here to help! Call (713) 714-0955 now to get a qualified technician heading your way.