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Heating Services in Springfield
In business since 1975, Lamco Plumbing & Heating Contractors have more than 42 years of experience behind us, making our licensed team the ideal choice for your heating needs in Springfield.
Affiliated with multiple industry associations and licensed as a master plumber, our heating services aren’t just professional and guaranteed for quality, they’re top rated online and in the Springfield area.
From furnace installation, to maintenance, and repair, we’re looking forward to being your go-to heating contractors. The Lamco Plumbing & Heating Contractors team don’t just get the job done, they’re dedicated to what they do—and it shows!
Not every homeowner in Springfield has or prefers the same heating system. Luckily for you, Lamco Plumbing & Heating Contractors are able to offer heating services for a variety of systems, to our varied customer base.
Forced Air Heating
The most common heating method in modern homes due to the fact it can also be used as a cooling system in warmer months, forced air heating is affordable and works through ductwork connected to a furnace.
If you’re looking to update your older Springfield home with a forced heating and cooling system or install one in your newly constructed home, our team are able to successfully do both. After installation, your contractor will inform you the best ways to maintain your system.
It’s important to keep ducts clear and thermostats operational. In the case that your forced air heating system isn’t doing its job, just give Lamco Plumbing & Heating Contractors a call!
Advantages and Disadvantages of Forced Air Heating Systems
There are many advantages and disadvantages of forced air heating systems. After all, no heating system is perfect. What is important is making sure your heating system is a good fit for your existing home, your region’s climate, and your preferred level of comfort.
First off, let us talk about the cost of installing a forced air heating system. Compared to other heating systems, a forced air system’s installation isn’t too expensive. That is a huge bonus! Secondly, it can heat or cool your home quickly!
Most forced air systems rely on natural gas, which is a readily available and relatively affordable fuel source for the people of Springfield. They can also be fitted with an air conditioning system to provide home cooling in the warmer months.
What are some of the disadvantages of a forced air system? Well, it can depend entirely on your furnace or the efficiency of your home’s ductwork. Some problems that are present in forced air systems are the fault of an old, low-efficiency furnace.
The initial costs of purchasing a new furnace are high, but it is a cost-saving investment in your home’s future. A new furnace will present fewer problems down the road and will save you money on home heating.
For people who do experience problems with their forced air system, low-efficiency is a major downside. By the time air passes through ducts and reaches the rooms of a home, it has already lost some of its warmth. If the ducts pass through uninsulated basements or crawlspaces, even more of this warmth can be lost. Unfortunately, the only way to combat this loss is to make sure your home is well-insulated.
Radiant floor heating is a system that many Springfield homeowners believe is pricey and reserved for wealthier homeowners. However, this is not the case! Radiant heating can be installed under floors, most commonly in the kitchen and bathroom, to provide heat from the ground up.
And, while it does seem luxurious, this option will save you on energy costs in the long run. If you are already the proud owner of a radiant heating system, stay warm by ensuring it stays operational, with regular heating inspections from Lamco Plumbing & Heating Contractors.
Pros and Cons of Radiant Floor Heating
Like we’ve told you, radiant heating isn’t as luxurious as it sounds. The installation process is quite involved and the initial costs are more than some heating systems, but it is an option that will save you money in the long run.
Radiant heating provides something that almost no other heating system can provide, who is uniform heating.
Because Lamco Plumbing & Heating Inc. evenly and uniformly installs the radiant heating panels underneath your flooring, the warmth is spread throughout your floor equally. So long as those panels are correctly installed, every square inch of your floor should provide you with the warmth you desire. No other heating system can provide that same level of consistency!
The downside? Retrofitting can be a taxing job. A lot of older homes won’t take to the modern technology of in-floor heating so easily. The radiant system’s heat panels need to be set beneath the floors of your home. If you already love your flooring, it might be difficult to justify temporarily removing it or replacing it altogether with a more compatible kind of flooring.
Many homeowners who opt for radiant heating include it in the plans for their new custom build, which allows them to avoid the pesky troubleshooting that comes with retrofitting.
From installation, to upkeep, and beyond, our team will work to keep your hydronic heating system operating at its best.
The most classic heating option, working through a boiler connection and pipes throughout your home, hydronic heating is efficient, saves space, and saves energy. Not to mention, these systems can be hooked up to ground-source heat pumps as well as solar panels.
Lamco Plumbing & Heating Contractors value information. Fully licensed and bonded, our experienced team are educated in their industry and enjoy educating clients on the same knowledge that we hold.
Our services never end at installation or repairs, we’ll always leave you with the information you need to operate your heating system and keep it properly maintained.
Ensure that your heating system, no matter what type, is functioning properly all year round when you invest in Lamco Plumbing & Heating Contractors: Your Springfield heating experts.