We all want to enjoy a nice, warm comfortable home during the winter. Regular maintenance and tune-ups are a great way to improve the efficiency of your heating system. But another good thing to do for your heating system is to get it installed by a professional heating contractor. Using a professional contractor has huge advantages. At Service Doctors, we provide complete heating installation in Arlington, VA. We wanted to help bring attention to the benefits of getting professional heating installation so we put together a quick list.
Gas Lines and Rust
Gas lines are pretty durable and long lasting components of your gas-fired heating system. Gas doesn’t wear out pipes as fast as water does because it’s, well, a gas. However, if your heating system wasn’t installed properly, your gas lines could suffer damage because they were installed near your water lines. If the water lines leak onto the gas lines it can cause them to start rusting and corroding. Not only is this wasteful but it can present a potential health and fire risk to your home in Arlington, VA.
One of the most common problems that we see with heating systems is that they are too big or too small for their homes. The size of your furnace, boiler or heat pump is determined by how much heating it provides—the larger the heat output, the larger the heating system.
If your heating system is too big for your Arlington, VA home, it can cause huge problems. First, it can cause short cycling which is when your heating system turns on, heats up your home quickly and then shuts off again. This causes huge inefficiencies and also causes more wear and tear on your system. Second, oversized heating systems can cause hot and cold spots in your home. Finally, it can also cause over heating which could result in a cracked heat exchanger.