Preparing for Your New Heating Installation in Atlanta

Posted by David Roussel

If you’ve decided to get a new Trane heating system for your home in Atlanta, you’re probably trying to figure out the best unit to get for your home. Preparing for a heating installation project can be difficult so we thought we would put together a guide for how to do it. Consulting with your local Trane heating contractor is always a good idea as well.

Size of the Unit

When we say “size”, we’re talking about the heat output and if it is enough or too much for your home—sometimes we see heating systems that are too big for the home. Finding the right sized unit is critical to the efficiency of your system and to the comfort in your home in Atlanta. Here are some problems that can result from an improperly sized heating system:

  • Short Cycling – This happens when the heating system is too big. It turns on, quickly heats up the home and then shuts off. A short while later, when the house has cooled off, the heater turns on and heats the home. This type of cycling is highly inefficient and can also damage the system.
  • Hot and cold spots – This is when the system doesn’t heat the home evenly, leading to some rooms being much warmer than others.

Efficiency Rating

Depending upon which type of heating system you’re getting it will most likely have a different efficiency rating. Here are a few of the most common ones and what they mean:

  • Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) – The AFUE rating is typically used for furnaces. It measures how much of the fuel burned over an entire season is actually converted into usable heat. For example, if your new furnace has an AFUE rating of 95% it means that 95% of the fuel you’re purchasing is getting converted into heat for your home.
  • Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) – This is normally used to rate the heating performance of heat pumps. This measures the total heat output during a season divided by the total energy consumed. The higher the number, the greater the efficiency.

If you would like help picking out a new heating system for your home in Atlanta, then contact the experts at South Air. We offer comprehensive heating services in the entire Atlanta area including installation, repair and maintenance. We can help you find a great Trane heating system for your home and install it for you. Give us a call today!

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