Choosing a Saint Petersburg Heating Replacement Contractor
If you want quality heating services, call Forest Air Conditioning & Heating. We have been proudly serving the Saint Petersburg area since 1991. Call today to find out why more customers trust us to be their local heating contractor in St. Petersburg & Tampa Bay.
Here are the heating systems that your Saint Petersburg Heating Replacement Contractor replaces:
- Central Heating
- Gas Furnaces
- Electric Furnaces
- Heat Pumps
- Ductless Mini Split Systems
When you have to replace your furnace, there are several things to consider other than which contractor will do the replacement for you.
You will also need to decide which furnace to use as a replacement. Choosing a furnace for your Saint Petersburg home is not difficult. The following are features that you may want to look for when buying your furnace.
What type of furnace do you want? Will it be Gas or Electric?
- The Gas Furnace
The gas furnace is always more affordable to use than the electric furnace where gas is readily available. Burning fuel generates fumes. In well-maintained gas furnaces, the fumes generated are enclosed in the exchanger and then exit the house through an exhaust vent.
Remember, a gas furnace must be checked by a qualified HVAC professional at least once a year. The professional would check the furnace for holes, leaks or cracks. A break or crack in the furnace lets carbon monoxide seep into your house or place of business.
- The Electric Furnace
The electric furnace has a higher cost than a gas furnace. Since electric furnaces do not use flames, it does not generate any carbon monoxide. The electric furnace is cleaner and safer than a gas furnace.
The Quality of the Furnace
The quality of the furnace determines how long and how well it will perform. Choosing a brand of furnace that has a history of quality and reliability can be less costly in the long run.
The Efficiency of the Furnace
The efficiency of gas furnaces are determined by the AFUE or Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency ratings. The AFUE ratings identifies how efficiently is the fuel being consumed. In most cases, a higher AFUE rating means it takes less fuel to heat your home.
- The Mid-Efficiency Furnaces
The mid-efficiency furnaces are also called induced draft furnaces or non-condensing furnaces. The mid-efficiency furnace offers the bare minimum of 78% efficiency up to about 80%.
- The High-Efficiency Furnaces
The high-efficiency furnaces are also known as condensing furnaces or sealed combustion furnaces. They have an AFUE rating as high as 98%. Some furnaces use a two-stage valve and an efficient variable-speed motor to raise comfort and effectiveness.
Forest Air Conditioning & Heating furnace replacement experts help you choose the most cost–effective option for your home.
We specialize in installing gas and electric furnaces and heat pumps. We also install ductless mini split systems and thermostats.
We can retrofit your current system with smaller upgrades, and we will go over all your options during a consultation.