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Furnace Service for South Jersey

Choosing the right furnace (and furnace technician) is a very difficult task. In addition to the many different heating options available to you, finding a qualified and reliable technician is harder than it seems.

A great way to start on your heating project it to speak with an experienced HVAC professional. They can explain which heating systems and services are best for you. Don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Heating Specialties for all of your furnace needs.

In order to select the best heating system for your home, many different factors come into play.

Gas Furnace

Gas furnaces are the most popular choice in America. They tend to be cheaper to maintain and have higher efficiency ratings than other options.

Of course, there is a downside. Typically, gas furnaces are around 10-25% more expensive to install than their oil counterparts.

  • Natural gas furnaces are more efficient (better AFUE ratings) and have lower fuel costs, however, your home must have a gas supply or have one installed.
  • Gas furnaces require yearly maintenance, but are reliable and last up to 20 years (the average lifespan for gas furnaces is 15-30 years).

Is an electric furnace better than a gas furnace? Electric furnaces aren’t necessarily better or worse, but you can typically expect higher heating bills. Electric furnaces, however, do tend to last longer than other systems.

Oil Furnace

Oil furnaces are typically cheaper to install, but they are also less efficient than their gas counterparts. The oil prices are a lot more volatile than gas, with prices sometimes fluctuating wildly. Due to fluctuating oil prices and the fact that gas is more energy efficient, most U.S. homeowners opt for a natural gas furnace.

  • The on-site storage tank of oil furnaces must be refilled occasionally. This requires an oil delivery every once in a while.
  • Oil furnace maintainance and service are easy, but maintenance can be more expensive due to increased dirt, soot, and other reasons.
  • Oil furnaces tend to cost less money upfront, but efficiency is lower and fuel prices tend to be higher and fluctuate much more.

Selecting a New Furnace

Unfortunately, over half of all new HVAC systems are improperly installed. If your heating system is not sized and installed properly, you can expect much higher energy bills, premature breakdowns, and indoor air quality and safety issues.

No matter which type of heating system you choose for your home and family, you will need a qualified technician to professionally install it for you. Sizing your new heater is incredibly important. It’s not as simple as replacing your current system with an equal or similarly sized one. A full home inspection is needed.

Heating Specialties can install any make or model of your choice. We also offer ductless mini-split systems that allow you to control the temperature in different parts of the home. We take great pride in offering a wide range of highly energy-efficient furnace options to keep your family comfortable for decades.

Heating Maintenance, Repair, and Installation

Heating Specialties does it all—maintenance, repair, and full installations. If you are looking to improve the indoor air quality and energy efficiency of your New Jersey home, contact us today!

We are proud to be a Preferred Contractor of South Jersey Gas.

Contact Heating Specialties today at 1-866-Y-BE-COLD ((866) 923-2653 ) for your expert furnace maintenance, repair, or replacement services. Fixed Right, Guaranteed!