Shafer Heating & Cooling, LLC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Replacement’

3 Ways to Prepare for Your Furnace Install

Monday, February 12th, 2024

If you have scheduled an appointment for a new furnace installation, congratulations! We know it can be a little overwhelming, but it’s also exciting to know that you’ll have a new energy-efficient furnace that will last you for years to come. But you may be wondering, how do you prepare for the installation day?

We have three tips to help you prepare for furnace installation in Batavia, OH. These steps will help to make the new installation process easier for our team as well as yourself. You can keep reading to learn more about what you need to do to prepare ahead of a furnace installation appointment.

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Why Fall 2023 Is the Perfect Time to Purchase a Heat Pump

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

If you’ve had a new heat pump on your mind, now is a great time to invest in one of these fantastic systems. Heat pumps in Hillsboro, Ohio are great because they offer both heating and cooling all in the same system with greater efficiency compared to your other HVAC options

You can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of installing a heat pump, including why fall is a great time for scheduling installation. Remember – heat pumps work as both heaters and air conditioners so you can replace your separate heating and cooling systems with one central unit. 

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When Is Repairing Your Heater No Longer Worth It?

Monday, December 19th, 2022

Your home must have a heating system in it to help you get through our long winters. Just piling on blankets or using a space heater isn’t enough for Ohio winter weather. But because central heating systems are expensive, you’ll want to keep using your current one for as long as possible. When you run into trouble with your heater, you can always call our technicians to come out and have it repaired.

But at what point do repairs become more expensive than going ahead with a new heating installation in Hillsboro, OH? No heating system will last forever, and continuing to patch up a decrepit older one will eventually become a waste of money, a major inconvenience, and even a safety hazard.

Let’s put a magnifying glass on the question of heating system repairs and the point where they’re no longer a good investment—both in terms of money, comfort, and safety.

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Is a Heat Pump a Good Option for Heating Your House?

Monday, October 10th, 2022

If you’re going to replace your current home heating system this fall, you have several choices available for a new heater. The most obvious choice is to go with what you already have, and there’s nothing wrong with this. But if you’ve used a standard furnace for many years, you may wish to think about an alternative—a heat pump. 

Heat pumps are pieces of refrigeration equipment similar to air conditioners, but with this important difference: a heat pump can reverse the direction it moves heat so that it also functions as a heating system. In cooling mode, a heat pump acts just like an AC, evaporating refrigerant indoors to cool the air and condensing the refrigerant outdoors to release heat. In heating mode, the process reverses so that refrigerant evaporates outdoors to absorb heat and then condenses indoors to release it. It’s an excellent two-in-one comfort solution for around the year.

But is a heat pump a good choice for your house?

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Do You Need to Install a New Furnace Before Winter?

Monday, September 26th, 2022
Old furnace in a basement

In our last post, we talked about the importance of scheduling heating maintenance during the fall so you’re prepared for the coming winter. Maintenance does have its limits, however. At some point, the furnace that warms your home and keeps your family safe during cold weather will move beyond where repairs and regular maintenance will do much good. Time for a new furnace.

Is this the fall when you decide to stop maintaining or repairing your furnace and instead invest in a new one? We’ll look at some of the factors that can help you decide about a furnace replacement in Hillsboro, OH.

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