Heating Installation & Repair
A heating system is important for providing winter comfort in our Bay Area climate. The most common types of heating systems in the Bay Area are forced air furnaces, heat pumps. and boilers.
ESI Heating & Cooling, installs, and repairs all such units.
For urgent situations, we make every effort to fix your heating system as quickly as possible.
Bay Area Heating Services & Maintenance
To keep your furnace running well, we recommend a professional check-up at the beginning of the heating season every year. Proper maintenance of your heating system is one of the best ways to protect your system and your comfort for your Bay Area home. In fact, it can save you money in future repairs, extend the life of your heating system, and keep your energy bills down.
In some cases, heating equipment isn’t running at peak performance, due to dust or debris. In other cases, there can be a more urgent issue involving carbon monoxide levels that needs to be addressed to protect the safety and wellbeing of your family.
One of the best ways to keep your heating bills low and your Bay Area home comfortable and safe all winter long is with our 22-point furnace tune-up, cleaning, and safety inspection. The ESI Heating & Cooling team will look your furnace over from top to bottom and help keep it running for peak performance and comfort.
Some of the items we address are in Bay Area homes include:
- Carbon monoxide levels
- Thermostat calibration
- Air filter replacement (one-inch filter included)
- Safety device
- Gas pressure
- Blower motor operation
- Natural gas or propane leaks
- Ignition system function
- Fan belt tension
- Fan operation
- Tightening all mechanical connections
- Condensate drainage (for Energy Star models)
- Temperature differential across heat exchanger
- Proper lubrication of moving parts
It is important to maintain your furnace to keep it running efficiently.
At ESI Heating & Cooling, we can identify issues that will help lower your energy bills. For example, some furnaces are installed with the factory settings that don’t optimize energy use or the gas pressure isn’t ideal for optimum efficiency. Because it is a high priority to many of our Bay Area customers, our NATE-certified technicians are highly trained in boosting the energy efficiency of heating equipment.
Hot Water Heaters
At ESI Heating & Cooling is a certified professional. That means we treat your home and the systems in your home as an interactive set of elements that should be optimized and balanced to provide you & your family with maximum comfort for the minimum in total cost over the life of their service. Often the lowest total cost isn’t the cheapest to purchase. We know from experience that this statement is never truer than when deciding on a water heating system for your home. As such, we work with you, our clients to sort through the potential solutions to arrive at the best solution for you. We’ll do that by talking with you about your hot water usage and factor in you and your family’s unique set of circumstances, types of fixtures and you needs.
An excellent choice is a heat pump water heating system:
The water heating systems are usually more expensive to install but often more than make up for the cost when their lower annual operating costs are considered.
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ESI Heating & Cooling for instance, we know that the lowest upfront cost water heating system is also likely to be the most expensive to operate and maintain over its lifetime. While an over sized unit at 80 or more gallons may be enticing to fill that spa style tub, we know that it also carries a higher purchase price and increased energy costs due to significantly higher standby energy losses.When advising our clients in the area of adding or replacing a hot water heating system we consider the following:
- Size and first hour rating efficiency
- Fuel type options and availability
- Overall energy efficiency
- Total of all the costs of ownership over the expected life of the system
But above all, we know that your needs and situation are unique to you. Contact us to find out more so we can learn more about your situation to be able to advise you on the options available that meet your criteria.
Catch any kinks. This is also a good time to examine your whole-home heating and cooling system to make sure that everything is working properly. Make sure that when your contractor is giving you an estimate for a new system, they check out the duct work as well.
These are just a few perks of replacing your old, rickety gas furnace with something newer. Ultimately, those out-of-pocket costs will seem like a great investment after you get that first gas bill back.