5 Tips For Choosing The Best Heating System For A Small Home

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Has your home’s heating system been acting up for a while? Have you had to make more furnace service calls than you would like? If so, it sounds like your system may be on the verge of breaking down for good. With the Lubbock area still in the throes of winter weather, a furnace breakdown is something nobody wants. Your friends at Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric want our customers to know that while investing in a heating system for your home can be stressful, not to mention expensive, we can help with the process. Our professional HVAC technicians can assist with the process to make it as smooth as possible. Working with our pros can also ensure that the system you choose is the right choice for your home.


If your furnace needs to be replaced, one of the first things to factor into the question is if it is fueled by gas or electricity. Gas furnace installation is a bit more complicated than electric because of the need for venting and to make sure combustion compartments are sealed well to prevent harmful gases such as carbon monoxide from escaping. As forced air systems utilize a series of ductworks to distribute climate-controlled air throughout the home, you also need to determine if it needs updating or replacing. Other components such as the thermostat should also be replaced to make sure it is compatible with a new system.


This is a crucial factor in furnace system replacement that doesn’t get as much attention as it should. A system that is not fit to operate correctly in your home – whether it is too big or too small – can lead to system inefficiency and even premature breakdowns. To ensure optimum system operation while using the minimum amount of energy, it is crucial to install a system whose heating capacity matches your home’s heating load. 

  • Heating load refers to the amount of heating/cooling any home needs to maintain the desirable climate comfort inside. Factors that play into determining the heating load include physical size of the home, the level of extreme temperatures the home may have to endure, and the level of heating/cooling needed to keep the desired temperature with minimum expense.
  • Heating capacity refers to the amount of heating/cooling the system is capable of producing.


No matter whether your home is big or small, making sure it’s equipped with the proper size heating system will make sure your family keeps warm and cozy all winter long. Call today and have one of our licensed HVAC professionals come out to analyze your homes heating system and determine if it needs to be replaced. If it does, you can rest easy knowing we will assist you every step of the way.