HOW DO I KNOW IF MY HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE REPLACED?
If your system is more than ten years old, then, like a ten-year-old car, it could start to give you trouble. At a point, it may be time to consider a new high efficient home comfort system. The additional comfort and reliability alone may be enough for a new system, not to mention the possibility of a dramatic utility savings.
WILL A NEW SYSTEM SAVE ME MONEY?
The home comfort industry , like all electronic industries, has made great gains in technology. Today’s home comfort systems are over 100% more efficient than those made a decade ago.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH SYSTEM IS RIGHT FOR MY HOME?
The houses on your block may look alike, but each is quite different. By having a complete home inspection performed by The Darville Company Home Comfort Specialist, you can be sure you have a system that is perfect for your house and your life style. Our Home Comfort Specialist will spend time with the most important element of designing a heating and cooling system – you.
HOW DO I FIGURE OUT WHAT SIZE SYSTEM I NEED?
Again, our Home Comfort Specialist will thoroughly inspect your home including insulation values, size of the living area, skylights, windows and all the other factors that contribute to accurately sizing a heating and cooling system. We want to tailor a system to fit your specific situation.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF HEATING SYSTEMS?
Natural gas heat is the most prominent type of heating found in the Permian Basin. New natural gas furnaces provide clean, efficient warmth and today’s multi-stage, variable speed furnaces are much improved over the old gas behemoths of the past.
Heat Pumps are the most environmentally friendly, as well as the most generally efficient and comfort conscience systems available. Heat pumps actually move heat, rather than create it, to provide outstanding temperature and humidity control along with very efficient operation. Compared to straight electric or liquid propane heat a Heat Pump can be expected to provide 2-2.5 times more heat per dollar spent on utilities.
Straight electric furnaces – are the most inexpensive systems and are great for applications that require minimum heat.
Liquid propane gas (LPG) systems are designed for those applications where the electric and natural gas services are too small or non-existent. Propane is brought to your location and stored on your property, so these are generally restricted to locations outside of the city limits.
WILL I HAVE TO REDUCT MY HOUSE IF I GET A NEW HEATING OR COOLING SYSTEM?
Not necessarily. Even if your ductwork is the original materials, it can often be reused with a new heating and cooling system. Of course, a new super insulated air duct system would provide optimum airflow and efficiency for each room of the house. The Darville Company Home Comfort Specialist can thoroughly inspect your existing air distribution system and suggest what is right for you.