Heating System Installation & Replacement
Bloomington Heating & Air specialized in furnace and heating system installation and replacement services. For over 25 years, we’ve helped residential customers stay warm during Minnesota winters by helping them choose a new and more efficient heating system based on their home’s unique heating needs.
Our technicians are professionally trained in installing most major brands and several types of heating systems and are happy to guide you through the installation process. Contact Bloomington Heating & Air today to learn more about furnace installation services and heating system replacement!
*Bloomington Heating & Air does not service boilers, hydronic, attic, or high velocity systems.
How To Choose The Right Heating System
Whether it’s time to replace the heating system that has served your home for many years or it’s time to pick one for a brand new home, you’ll need to call an HVAC company. We make choosing the best heating system for your home a simple process by guiding you through the many important factors for choosing a new residential heating system, including fuel type, efficiency, and cost.
The more efficient a system is, the more money you’ll save during the lifespan of the heating system. Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) is the rating used for systems with natural gas, propane, and oil fuel. Electric heat pumps use a Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) to rate a system’s efficiency.
Every heating system requires a fuel type to produce heat. Most heating systems rely on natural gas, propane, oil, or electricity for fuel. A technician with Bloomington Heating & Air will help you determine the fuel type best suited for the system and your needs.
Costs to keep in mind go beyond the upfront cost of furnace installation. Another important consideration is how much it will cost to operate the system and heat the home for many years. Bloomington Heating & Air can provide cost estimates for semi-annual maintenance and common repairs to systems similar to yours.
Residential Heating Options
The opportunity to choose among the types of HVAC products gives you full control of the convenience and cost of heating your home. Selecting a new heating system can seem overwhelming, but our technicians are here to help streamline the process and install the system that meets your expectations. We take into consideration the system as a whole and your home’s needs before making a recommendation.
A steam radiant system uses one or two pipes to distribute heated water. A one-pipe system houses the water and steam, though they travel in opposite directions. A two-pipe system has steam moving in one pipe and water condensate returning in another.
Radiant heat has been described as comfortable and even in homes which use it. Whether from hot water tubing in a floor or a cast iron potbelly stove in a corner, radiant heat can be energy-efficient when boilers are used.
The most common type of heating system, forced air works as air is heated in a furnace then moved from the furnace to the rest of the home through ductwork, vents, and registers.
A geothermal heating system is one of the newest types of systems for residential heating. A heat pump brings heat into a home through a ground loop pipe in the earth. Geothermal systems are noted for saving upwards of 70 percent in home heating costs in some instances.
Natural Gas vs. Electric Heating
When people talk about gas heat and electric heat, the difference is in the fuel source – what’s produced is still heat. For professional furnace installation service or more information about the benefits of natural gas and electric heating systems, contact Bloomington Heating & Air today!
Gas Heat warms a home more quickly than alternative types of heat, as gas furnaces produce maximum heat as soon as the burners begin working. Natural gas is also far cheaper than electricity in most parts of the country, such as Minnesota, meaning you can save money on long-term heating costs.
Electric Heat systems feature a longer lifespan than gas-fueled options and a simpler installation process. Since electric furnaces don’t need to be vented to the exterior — as is the case with gas furnaces — they can be installed in most areas of a home.