Quality Heating Units From Top Brands in DFW & Arlington
Great Heaters from Top Brands
Having the right heating unit in your home or business can make all the difference. At Metro Express Service, we provide a number of heating units and components to ensure that our customers in the Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington, TX metropolitan area receive the right fit for their unique needs. Remember, having a heating unit that’s too small can cause colder temperatures and system breakdown, while having a heating system that’s too large can lead to overworked components. We’ll help you find the heating solution that’s right for you, and we carry some of the best brands in the industry.
Our Other Heating Services
Once we’ve found the perfect heating solution for your specific needs, our heating installation team can quickly have your new system put in. With dispatch locations in Arlington, TX and near Fort Worth – Dallas you can count on our team to be there quickly. All of our installation technicians are screened for your peace of mind, and our HVAC company is fully licensed and insured. On top of that, we charge by the job, not by the hour, so you’ll never end up getting caught by surprise if a heating installation job takes a little bit longer than expected. We treat your home or business as if it were our own, and we guarantee that we’ll never leave a mess behind.
Heating Units from Top Brands
- American Standard
Things to Know Before Choosing a New Heating System
When you are ready to purchase a new heating system you should first look at what fuel-type you would prefer to use in your home or business based upon which energy-source is the most affordable. Obviously, you should always make sure that you purchase the correct size system for your home. Some homeowners are uncomfortable using fuel-source appliances in the home, no matter the savings they may benefit from so if this is the case with you then you will most likely be seeking an electrical heating system. The next thing you should consider is efficiency. You should always go with the most efficient system that you can afford to purchase. Finally, once you have pegged down the size, energy-source, and efficiencies you should start looking at what options you would like to have. Once these things are decided it is much easier to make an informative decision on what type of heating system you are looking.
What Are The Different Types of Heating Systems?
Central heating systems are the most popular choice for homeowners in the United States. These types of heating systems are cheaper, convenient, and effective. When you think of the alternative, such as wall heaters, portable space heaters, or fireplaces in each and every single room then one can see why central heating systems are so popular. However, central heating systems can be rather costly to initially install, but the benefits outweigh the negatives. There are multiple types of central heating systems that are available. Continue reading to learn more about these types of systems and how they operate.
- Combination Boilers – This type of heating systems are popular in Europe. Combination boilers as the name implies are able to do more than just heat a home. They also are used for heating water for bathing, sinks, washing machines and dishwashers. A Combination boiler can also connect to traditional steam radiators, radiant floor heating systems or even a hydronic furnace. They are a fuel-type system and some manufacturers such as Navian can boast an AFUE as high as 93.5.
- Forced Air System – This is one of the most popular choices among homeowners across the nation and as the name implies it utilizes air to generate heat. Forced air systems can be powered by electricity, gas or even oil. A forced air system will heat air and then the blower will distribute that conditioned air through a series of ducts that will vent to different areas of the home.
- Geothermal Heat Pump – Geothermal heat pumps are often referred as ground source heat pumps. This type of heating system can be used to heat or cool a home much in the same way as a heat pump does. However, the difference lies in the fact that a geothermal heat pump will extract heat from the ground rather than the air. At a certain depth temperatures will roughly equal the annual air temperature for the area they are located. In order to achieve this, a series of pipes will be placed at a minimum of 20 feet under the ground.
- Gravity Furnace – This type of system was popular from the late 1800s until the 1950s. The method of how they operated was pretty simple. A fuel-source would be inserted into the combustion chamber and the air surrounding it naturally would heat up. Since heat rises, it would slowly move through duct work to heat the rest of the home. These systems were extremely inefficient and dreadfully slow at warming up a home since they did not utilize any blowers or motors. There is still a very small percentage of homes across the United States that may still utilize this type of furnace. However, if a homeowner purchases a home that has this system it would be critical to have it replaced with a more modern system. Gravity furnace components for the most part are not manufactured anymore, therefore repairs would be limited and a popular insulation during that time was asbestos. Asbestos is a hazardous material that when inhaled can cause cancer.
- Heat Pumps – This type of heating systems are very popular in moderate environments and is able to not only heat a home but help cool it also. During the winter a heat pump will extract heat from the outdoors and circulate it indoors. During the summer it will extract heat from the indoors and disperse it outdoors. Since a heat pump does not generate heat and instead circulates existing heat it is a very efficient heating system.
- Hydronic Boilers – Hydronic boilers are heating systems that heat water in a boiler or water heater and then circulate the water through pipes to ether baseboard convectors or radiators. Hydronic boilers come in many different energy source systems such as electric, natural gas, oil, propane or solid fuel such as coal and wood as an example.
- Solar Heating – A green renewable source of energy that is especially attractive to homeowners looking to reduce their carbon footprint comes in the form of solar heating. They can be quite expensive to have installed, however, since they make use of generating heat thru sunlight, in the long run they can be much cheaper to operate than some of the other heating systems. When coupled with a geothermal heat pump, it will be called a geosolar system. Other names that a geosolar system can be referred to are earth-coupled, earth energy systems and / or a geoexchange system.
- Steam Boilers – This is a heating system that has been around for hundreds of years. Though, they are not very popular and chances are very slim to ever coming around one. Homeowners began exchanging steam boilers in favor of gravity boilers in the late 1800s mainly because of the dangers associated with steam boilers.
Portable Heater Safety Tips
- Portable space heaters that use fuel rather than electricity can be especially dangerous if precautions are not taken. When the portable space heater requires fuel, ensure that you fill the heater with the appropriate type of fuel. Otherwise, you could risk starting a fire.
- If the portable space heater power cord is hot to the touch, immediately unplug it. This also applies with wall heaters. If you ever experience this then you will need to shut the heater off and get in touch with a professional to have an inspection performed on it.
- It goes without saying that you should seriously reconsider ever operating a portable space heater around water or if you yourself are wet. Electricity and water do not mix and you will be electrocuted as a result.
Read about more of our Portable Safety Tips on the various heating service pages across our website.
Our Heating Services
In addition to carrying great heating units, we also specialize in heating maintenance and heating repairs. Our goal is to provide you with complete HVAC care, and we’re available 24 hours a day. Whether you need heat pump repair, furnace maintenance, or any other heating service, Metro Express Service is the team to rely on in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington, TX metropolitan area.