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Heating

“I can’t say enough good things about this company, they truly do live up to their name: RELIABLE!”

– S. Mahoney
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“I have health issues that make it fatal to be in hot temperatures for very long. My AC unit broke down (the motor and the starting component, I believe) in the middle of the night, and with high temperatures expected the next day, I was really…really scared. I called this company and they were extremely understanding. The on call tech contacted me within 5 minutes of my initial call and came out at 4:00 in the MORNING and got the job done within an hour. My AC is working again. 🙂 Very pleased!”

– C. Abner
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“We have been long time customers of Reliable Comfort. We prefer doing business with a family owned/managed enterprise. Office staff are always personable and efficient. Service technicians are on time, knowledgeable and thorough. We recommend Reliable Comfort to our friends and neighbors.”

– J. Kerns
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Heating Services in Southern Indiana

If you’ve lived through an Indiana winter, you know how harsh the season can be. A winter storm can bring sudden temperature drops and bitter winds straight into your home, leaving your furnace or heat pump struggling to catch up.

Is your home heating system up to the task? A malfunctioning heating system can be incredibly inefficient and, in some cases, even dangerous. If your heating unit is failing to keep up with winter weather, it may need to be cleaned, serviced, or even replaced.

Our qualified and experienced technicians can diagnose exactly what is causing the problem and work with you to find the proper solution.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

Preventative Maintenance

 

Regular maintenance is crucial in keeping your home heating system functioning at optimal levels. Whether you have an electric heat pump or gas furnace, frequent inspection and cleaning are an absolute must. Our Performance Tune-Up process includes a detailed inspection and test of all the key components of your system, followed by a thorough cleaning.

This preventative maintenance allows your heating unit to run efficiently well into the future by identifying and addressing the small issues, so they don’t become big ones.

Repair Service

 

If your central heating unit requires repair, our licensed home heating service contractors have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to get your heater back in working order. We are available 24/7. In the case of an emergency, we are ready and willing to provide the service you need to stay warm, no matter what time it is.

Heating System Installation

 

As with all parts of a home, your old heating system will need to be replaced at some point. There is no one size fits all solution. Each house has its individual needs. We can help you identify those needs and find the ideal heating option for your home.

Heat Pump vs. Furnace

 

Two of the most common types of central heating systems are electric heat pumps and furnaces. Each type can effectively heat your home, but each system works in its own unique way.

Heat pumps work by using electricity to pull in outside air and transfer heat into your home. This type of heating unit is very energy efficient, and ideal if you are looking to lower your monthly operating costs. Unlike furnaces, heat pumps can also be used to cool your house during the hotter summer months.

Furnaces generate heat by burning either natural gas or oil, then distributing the hot air throughout your home. Furnaces generally produce more considerable amounts of heat than heat pumps, allowing them to reach comfortable temperatures very quickly.

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FAQ

Should I have my furnace and air conditioner serviced every year?

Yes. Keeping your system properly maintained will lower energy and repair costs, prevent breakdowns, and prolong the life of your equipment. Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases.

What is a Hybrid Heat Dual Fuel system?

With a traditional heating and cooling system, if you wanted to save more, you had to use less. But a Hybrid Heat system combines the benefits of intelligent control for both gas and electric heating to create an intuitive system that can actually react to changing conditions.

No matter what the temperature is outside, a Hybrid Heat system will automatically select the fuel source most efficient for your home, which means you’ll stay warm in the winter, cool in the summer and save money all year long.

To design a Hybrid Heat system for your home, we professionally match one of our heat pump units with a natural gas furnace. Contact us to see how much energy you can save over your existing system.

What is a Heat Pump?

Heat pumps are a great solution for your home comfort system because they work to provide both heating and cooling. Heat pumps have SEER ratings like air conditioners and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) ratings for measuring heating efficiency. Higher SEER and HSPF ratings mean greater energy savings.

Heat pumps are a very efficient alternative to electric heat. A heat pump works the same as an air conditioner in the summer, but it runs in reverse in the winter to heat your home. The system will be matched with a backup heating source, most often electric heat for those extremely cold days of winter.

How can I reduce my energy costs for heating?
  • Upgrade to a high-efficiency furnace — New high-efficiency furnaces use up to 50% less fuel than an older system. It can save you up to 25 percent of your home-heating costs in one year, and within a few years, you’ll have recovered the initial cost of replacing/upgrading your furnace. Choosing a model with an energy efficient motor can save 20 to 50 percent of the energy needed to continuously operate a fan motor. Let us show you the advantages of replacing your old furnace today.
  • Have an annual maintenance performed — Having an annual maintenance performed on your furnace by a licensed technician will help ensure it operates at its peak efficiency and catches any potential breakdowns before they occur.
  • Install a programmable thermostat — A programmable thermostat enables you to control your home’s temperature when you’re away or asleep. For every 1° you lower your thermostat for seven hours per day, you save one percent on your heating bill.
  • Don’t block vents in well-used rooms — Keep your supply and return air vents free of objects like blinds, carpets or furniture so your furnace can operate efficiently and there is even heat distribution.
  • Install ceiling fans — Change the direction of airflow on your ceiling fans. In the winter, the blades should operate in a clockwise direction helping to push the warm air from the ceiling down into the room.
Should I have my furnace and air conditioner serviced every year?

Yes. Keeping your system properly maintained will lower energy and repair costs, prevent breakdowns, and prolong the life of your equipment. Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases.