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Heating System Replacement in Tacoma, WA

One of the most in–demand systems in your house is the heating system. Every day, your heating system is asked to pump thousands of cubic feet of heated air through your home. So, understandably, most heating systems will eventually wear out. Today the average lifespan for a heating system in the Tacoma, Washington area is between 10 and 15 years, but with regular maintenance they can last even longer.

However, if you’ve just moved into a new home, or if your heating system is showing signs of its age, it might be time to start considering replacement and the trained experts at Sound Heating can help.

                Heating System Replacement Tip

When you are looking at replacing your heating system you should obviously think about investing in a more efficient system, so you can preserve the environment and the money spent on heating bills. But another important factor you should consider is a heating system with various fan speeds. This will decrease the amount of energy that you are always asking for, and prolong the life of your heater.

Selecting a New Heating System

First, you should determine if heating system replacement necessary. When you call Sound Heating, a skilled technician can look at your system and determine if it needs full replacement or possibly just a series of repairs and regular maintenance.

When replacement is necessary, there are a lot of factors to consider. What size system do you need? What type of heating source will you use? How often to you turn on your heat? These questions and many more will determine what the next step is for the installation of your heating system.

We carry a full range of major brand heaters and can help you with heating source conversion if you’ve decided to make the switch to natural gas or electric heat. Beyond these major decisions, you must decide the parts you will choose and the efficiency you want from your heating system.

AFUE Ratings

For heating systems, there is a standard efficiency rating known as the AFUE. These AFUE ratings start at 80% for all modern heating equipment and can reach 97% at the top of the line. Your decision regarding a new system should include a discussion with one of our technicians about the right efficiency rating for your home.

Lower efficiency rated equipment is less expensive but it will cost you more in the long run due to higher energy costs. However, if you don’t use a lot of heat, this may be a good option when on a budget. For those that live in cold weather environments or who like to maintain a high temperature year–round, a higher AFUE rating assures optimal energy efficiency.

Keep in mind that the 80% rating is a very good rating. Modern equipment has been designed to ensure savings and we do not carry or offer any systems with low AFUE scores.

Ongoing Heating Service

When you have a heating system replaced it’s important to maintain a long term service plan that will ensure minimal wear and tear on the parts in your new system. Even if you rarely had your heating system serviced in the past, it is a good idea to have a new heating plan developed for your brand new system. This will help ensure nothing grows old, wears out, or drops out of service.

Sound Heating is proud of our quality service, expert installation, and top notch customer relations. Whether you are replacing a rundown 30–old–furnace or you’re simply interested in a new energy efficient heating system for your Tacoma & Puget Sound area home, we can help you make the right decision at the right price, and maintain that system for decades to come. Call us today to learn more about our heating system replacement options.


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