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Three Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Home Heating System

Home heating

A heating system is one of the biggest and most important investments you will make in your home comfort – yet some people choose theirs without putting much thought into when or how to take the leap.

Here are three mistakes we often see customers make when it comes time to install new heating equipment:

  1. They wait too long. There comes a time when you have to face the reality that your favorite furnace or beloved boiler has bitten the dust. But some homeowners delay the inevitable replacement – and that can lead to compromised comfort, higher hills, or even a no-heat emergency during the winter. When it comes to replacing your heating equipment, it’s best to be proactive: do it in the offseason, when the stakes – and equipment prices – are lower.
  2. They choose the wrong contractor. Most modern heating equipment is excellent and will do the job of heating your Finger Lakes home reasonably well – if it is installed correctly. You can invest in the best heating system in the world, but unless your contractor installs it in a way that maximizes efficiency, performance and comfort, you will not get what you paid for – in fact, you could get a lot less that what you paid for if your contractor doesn’t stand behind his work!
  3. They don’t know – or understand – all their options – Today, there are many excellent ways to heat your home, including pellet boilers, pellet stoves, Bioheat– or propane-fired furnaces, hybrid systems, and more. But choosing the right one for your home, budget, and priorities can be challenging without the help of an expert. With good guidance from a seasoned heating pro like the contractors at Ehrhart, you are much more likely to live “comfortably ever after.”

If your heating system is on its last legs, summer is the perfect times to look into alternatives. If you’re thinking about converting your fuel source — from heating oil to propane or wood pelletscontact us to talk about your options. We’ll be glad to visit your home and do a thorough cost analysis. Since we service and install propane, heating oil and wood-pellet heating systems, we can give you an informed opinion about what may work best for your home in the years ahead.

Ready for a heating equipment upgrade? Summer is the perfect time to do it. Contact our heating experts today to find an option that works best for your Finger Lakes-area home – and your budget.