Heating Installation & Replacement in Baltimore, MD
Baltimore winters can be relentless, so you need an efficient and dependable heating system for your home. If your unit is nearing the end of its life span, a new heating system will enhance your comfort and restore your peace of mind.
For more than 90 years, United Air Temp has been known for quality heating installations. Our legacy is built on our commitment to our customers, ensuring they receive the best HVAC solutions.
Our team of highly trained technicians, backed by years of UAT Academy and factory training, ensures that every HVAC installation is done with precision and care. We do offer flexible financing as well.
Heating Systems We Install & Replace
With so many options available, understanding the different types of heating systems can be overwhelming. Here’s what you should know:
Gas furnaces use natural gas to produce warm air for your home. Electric furnaces use electricity to heat coils and provide gentle heat for your home.
Furnaces typically last for 15 to 20 years with routine maintenance.
Boilers use hydronic heating. Steam or hot water circulates through pipes to radiators or underfloor systems, distributing warmth throughout the home.
They typically provide 10 to 15 years of reliable heating.
Ductless mini-splits have an outdoor unit connected to multiple indoor air handlers. They provide heating or cooling directly to individual rooms without ductwork.
You can expect 10 to 15 years of service from your ductless HVAC system.
Heat pumps extract heat from the outside air and transfer that heat indoors. In warmer seasons, the process reverses, taking heat from indoors and transferring it outside to provide cooling.
A heat pump can last homeowners up to 15 years if well-maintained.
Dual-fuel systems combine a heat pump’s energy efficiency with a gas furnace’s heating power.
When outdoor temperatures drop too low for the heat pump to sustain optimal comfort, the gas furnace kicks in, ensuring consistent and optimal heating.
They maintain a life span between 15 to 20 years.
Geothermal Heating Systems
Geothermal heating uses the Earth’s underground temperatures to maintain home comfort.
By circulating fluid through pipes buried deep in the ground, these systems absorb the Earth’s warmth and use it to heat homes, offering an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient solution. They can also reverse the process to provide cooling.
Indoor components last 20 to 25 years, while outdoor components last 50 years.
Gas fireplaces use natural gas to ignite a flame, mimicking the look and feel of traditional wood-burning fireplaces but without the mess of wood or ashes.
You can get 15 years of service from a gas fireplace with maintenance.
Factors To Consider When Choosing a New Heating System
Once you’ve decided the type of heating system you want, you still need to choose the right model for your home. Factors that impact which system you choose include:
- Energy efficiency: All new heating systems are more efficient than units manufactured over a decade ago. Electric-powered heating systems have 100% Annual Fuel Efficiency rating because there’s no combustion, but gas-powered units range from 80% to 96% AFUE.
- Unit size: Your heating system needs to be accurately sized to avoid short-cycling or inadequate heating. We use manual J calculations to determine how many British Thermal Units you need. Your home’s square footage, our climate zone, insulation, and more can affect your heating system’s size.
- Cost: The greater the efficiency and size of the unit, the higher the cost. Additional services like ductwork installation or repair and smart thermostat installation can also affect the cost. We’ll help you select the best system for your budget and can help you manage costs with financing options.
Benefits of Installing a New Heating System
Many homeowners dread the hassle of an HVAC replacement, but a new heating system is an investment that offers many benefits, including:
- Enhanced energy efficiency
- Lower utility bills
- Fewer repair needs
- Reduced risk of breakdowns
- Improved indoor air quality
- Consistent and reliable heating
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Quieter operation
Request a Free Heating Installation Estimate From UAT
At United Air Temp, we’re known for our dedication to quality craftsmanship, 24/7 emergency repair services, and highly trained technicians. We provide transparent communication, ensuring you’re informed every step of the way.
With our upfront pricing and on-time scheduling, you can be assured of a hassle-free experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I extend the life of my heating system?
Annual heating maintenance is the key to a longer-lasting HVAC system. Routine tune-ups minimize wear and tear and catch issues early to avoid major repairs, frequent breakdowns, and premature heating replacement.
When should I replace my heating system?
In addition to advanced system age, frequent heating repairs, inefficient heating, and repairs that cost more than 50% of the unit’s value are all signs replacement may be a better option.
Will a new heating system increase my home's value?
Absolutely! A modern, efficient heating system can offer a substantial return on investment by enhancing your home’s value and appeal if you decide to sell.