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What Happens When I Need a New Heater?

St. Louis HVAC Pros Can Help You Upgrade to an Energy-Efficient Furnace or Heat Pump

If you plan to spend decades living in your home in Arnold, Fenton, or other St. Louis suburb, there’s a good chance you’ll need a heating system overhaul and installation during the course of your residency there.

If the time to buy a new heating system is quickly approaching – or if you suspect it’s already here – Meyer Heating and Air, a family-owned HVAC business in St. Louis, can help you get the equipment you need at an affordable price and take care of installation for you.

When you call us to schedule an appointment to learn more about getting a new heating system, we’ll pay a visit to your home to help you determine your next steps.

Evaluating Your Existing Heating System – For Free!

Rather than waiting for something to go wrong and having an emergency in the dead of winter in Chesterfield, call Meyer Heating and Air today. The first step in the process of getting a new heating system is for us to come out and check over the current state of your system, which we’ll do for free.

The first thing we’ll do is check over all the external, easy-to-see elements of your heating system. We’ll check for obvious damage, leaks, or rust build-up, which could indicate a problem. Then, we’ll remove any removable panels on your system and take a look at some of the inner workings. We’ll also test the system by letting it run for a cycle.

Special testing equipment lets us know if there are any chemical leaks – especially important if your refrigerant leaked out over the summer months when you were running your central air. Finally, we’ll take a look at the connections around the system to ensure they’re sealed and functional, including where the ductwork meets your heater.

This free inspection will tell us everything we need to know about the condition of your heating system and can give us an idea of what sort of installation and equipment you’ll need.

Calculating the BTUs and Capacity of Your Heater

Heating unit size is measured in BTUs. To determine the size of the heating system you’ll need, one of our professional HVAC technicians will perform a quick calculation. Your tech will take into consideration your home’s heating factor, which depends on the age of your home, its square footage, how insulated it is, how many windows it has, its location, and more.

If it’s time to replace your heating system, our expert tech will multiply your home’s heating factor by your home’s square footage. For example, if your home is 1,000 square feet and has a heating factor of 7, you’ll need a 70,000 BTU heating system.

One piece of advice: let the pros calculate your heating factor and expected furnace capacity. Having a rough estimate of the heater size you need is great if you’re shopping around independently for equipment, but an incorrectly-sized unit for your home can leave you with unnecessarily high heating bills due to a system that’s too large, or extensive repair costs down the line for one that is struggling to keep up because it’s too small.

Providing Estimates for a New Heater and Heater Installation in the St. Louis Metro

Now that we know exactly what size heating system you will need, Meyer Heating and Air can write up an estimate for you for the cost to replace your heater. We’ll show you multiple efficiency options so you can make a smart choice for your monthly utility bills. (Expect more efficient systems to decrease your bills; over time your system pays for itself.)

Each estimate we write up includes the make and model of the heating system, its energy-efficiency rating and size, its purchase price, and the cost of our labor to install it in your home. Our upfront pricing means you can trust that there won’t be any surprises later down the line with your new heater and its installation.

When you’ve decided on the energy-efficient equipment you’d like to purchase, our next step is scheduling your installation!

Installing Your New Heating System

Together, we’ll choose a day that fits into both our schedules to perform the heating installation. The installation process can be time-consuming; expect our technicians to be at your house in Ballwin for at least a half day to a full day. We carefully install every system because we want to make sure your new heater is perfect before we leave.

During the installation process, we’ll need access to your electrical panel to turn the power off to your current heater before we remove it and install your new one. We’ll always alert you before switching any breakers off.

After the installation is complete, we stay to monitor your new heating system as it runs its first cycle to make sure it’s working as expected. We’ll also talk to you about our heating maintenance recommendations and show you some important components of your new system.

When we’re satisfied that we’ve done the job right, we’ll take your old equipment away with us and recycle it, so you aren’t inconvenienced with disposing of it.

Discover How to Save Money on Heating Bills When You Call Meyer Heating and Air

Whether your HVAC system needs maintenance, repair, or a full replacement, our team knows how to save you money through an efficient furnace. Everything we do puts us closer to our goal of making sure your system is as close to 100% efficient as possible. Let Meyer Heating and Air keep you warm this winter!

Our St. Louis-area HVAC team serves Arnold, Fenton, Ballwin, St. Charles, O’Fallon, Chesterfield, Sappington, and other surrounding cities, so if you’re ready for your next heating service or repair, contact us at 314-845-1929 or email us at [email protected]. Our team is ready to help you, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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