Heating Systems Vancouver WA & North Portland
Having a functional heating system in your home can help ensure the comfort of your family during the cold months. There are several heating options you can chose from for your home. A ducted HVAC system has a furnace as it’s heating source (gas, oil or electric). Heat pumps can be added to a furnace. In this setup, the heat pump is used mainly to heat the home and the furnace acts as the backup emergency heat. Since heat pumps are more energy efficient than furnaces, you can save money on your utility bills. A ductless heating system can both heat and cool your home. As the name states, this system does not have duct work but instead heads are put into different rooms in your home. A ducted system is inherently zoned.
Heating Service and Maintenance
To keep your heating equipment running efficiently, you will need to schedule a heating maintenance Vancouver once a year. In fact over 90% of breakdowns are caused by dirt, which can be avoided by having a heating maintenance Vancouver done once a year. We have eight trained professional technicians ready to help you with your heating service Vancouver WA. They can perform a heating service on a ducted system and a ductless heating service in Vancouver WA as well. We also offer heating repair services and 2/47 emergency service.
Pro Tip: If you are a new customer, ask for the new customer special when scheduling your first maintenance. You will only have to pay $99 per unit (indoor and/or outdoor) for your annual maintenance.
Guidelines for Purchasing a New Heating System
Before looking at heating options, you must first decide what is most important to you in heating equipment. Do you care most about efficiency, brand, noise, cost, zoning, etc.? Additionally, do you want a system with ductwork or a ductless system? In some homes, especially older homes, duct work can be difficult to cut into the home so a ductless system would be the quickest and least invasive to install.
The most important factor to consider when buying a furnace is it’s efficiency. AFUE, Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, percentage is the measuring tool for gas furnace efficiencies. An 80% AFUE furnace indicates that it runs at 80% efficiency and wastes 20% of the gas being put into the furnace. Gas furnace efficiencies can range from 80% to 98%. Higher efficiency furnaces will initially cost more, but will save you money on your utility bills leading to big savings over time.
Heat pumps can be beneficial for your home both in the winter and the summer because as they can heat and cool your home. With a heat pump, there is no need to add an air conditioner to your home. In fact, heat pumps are more energy efficient than air conditioners; heat pumps can save you money on both in heating and cooling mode.
Ductless systems are great options for older homes, apartments, and smaller spaces such as garages, sun rooms, etc. These systems can range from one zone up to four zones on one outdoor unit. The installs are much easier than installing a ducted system because the installers don’t have to “cut in” to your home to make room for the ductwork.
No matter if you want a furnace, heat pump or ductless system, it is important to know what rebates and incentives are available to you. Often local utility companies offer rebates to residents who are putting in a more efficient heating system into their home. In addition manufacturers will have promos at different times throughout the year. Make sure to ask your Comfort Advisor what rebates and promos the heating equipment is eligible for.
Why Choose Miller’s?
With over 70 years experience, Miller’s Heating & Air is your local heating service Vancouver WA and heating systems Vancouver WA experts. Our Comfort Advisors can guide you through heating options will be best for your home based on your needs. When we install heating systems we guarantee:
- Property Protection & Client Respect Guarantee
- Utility Savings Guarantee
- Total Comfort Guarantee
- Replacement “No Lemon” Guarantee
- Exclusive Two Year Satisfaction Guarantee
Post install we have 8 service technicians as well as office staff available to maintain your system and answer any questions that you may have. Our Club Membership program includes benefits such as an annual maintenance, safety check, discounts on filters and discounts on replacement parts. In addition, we offer 24/7 emergency service.
Brand’s We Sell
At Miller’s Heating & Air, we offer free estimates on a new heating systems Vancouver WA. Our expert Comfort Advisors can walk you through what heating options would work best for your home. Call us today at (360) 524-2880 or fill out a form online and request a free estimate on heating equipment. We service heating systems Vancouver WA, Portland OR, and the surrounding areas. Not sure if you are in our service area? Take a look at our service map and zip code list to see if we service your area.