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Central Heating Service in Clifton, NJ

And all of Morris County!

Tiger HVAC offers complete central heating service in Clifton, NJ, for gas furnaces, electric furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps. Our engineers are highly trained and experienced in installing, repairing, and maintaining all types of central heating systems.

Not only can we completely replace your central heating system, which will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your heating, but we may also be able to descale and clean your current system.

Our central heating services also include repair and maintenance, which helps ensure that your system will continually operate at the highest standard.

diagram of how central air heating works

Central heat vs. direct heat

You have central heating if your house has a furnace, a heat pump, or a boiler. These units distribute heat throughout your home through centrally located equipment, ducting, and radiators.

Direct heat is frequently considered supplemental heat in the form of space heaters. Direct heating systems have the main benefit of being relatively simple to adapt. However, they are more expensive to run than central heating systems.

Ultimately, choosing central heating or direct heat depends on several factors, including the type of space you plan to heat, your budget, and the amount of maintenance you’d like to handle yourself.

Types of central heating systems

central heating gas furnace

Gas furnace

Gas furnaces may be the most popular among the heating systems used in the U.S.. A gas furnace uses fuel to burn to heat the appliance’s heat exchanger. It can run on either natural gas or propane and is thermostat-controlled in the residence.

A blower forces the heated air through the house’s ductwork, with the combustion byproducts expelled outside.

Pros

  • Compared to alternative heating solutions, newer gas furnaces are more environmentally friendly because of their excellent efficiency. Ensure you’re receiving an efficient system by looking at furnace efficiency ratings, often known as the AFUE, or Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, rating. The AFUE rating should be as high as possible.
  • The cost of running a gas furnace is less than that of an electric heater.

Cons

  • Gas furnaces are more expensive to buy and install than electric furnaces and heat pumps.
  • Gas furnaces require consistent maintenance and inspection. Gas furnaces can become noisy and inefficient if they aren’t maintained, and cracks in the heat exchanger might result in a carbon monoxide leak that could be catastrophic.
central air heating furnace using electricity

Electric furnace

Electric furnaces are popular in multi-unit residential structures and places where gas access is either unavailable or impractical. A gas furnace and an electric furnace differ primarily in how the air is heated.

In an electric furnace, the air heats as it flows through a network of electrically heated coils. A blower circulates air through the home’s ducting.

Pros

  • Between buying costs and installation, electric furnaces are less expensive than gas furnaces.
  • Electric furnaces often last longer than their fuel-powered counterparts since combustion is unnecessary to heat the air.

Cons

  • Electricity costs can vary widely depending on where you live. Compared to alternative central heating systems, an electric furnace brings with it higher utility costs.
  • Electricity might initially seem to be an environmentally benign fuel. But an electric furnace may not be a green option, for instance, if a coal-fired power plant generates your electricity.
central air heating heat pump

Electric heat pump

Heat pumps transport heat, unlike furnaces, which generate heat and use a lot of energy. Heat pumps are more environmentally friendly and, in most situations, less `expensive to operate than alternative heating systems since they consume less power.

Pros

  • In warm weather, heat pumps are highly effective at reducing indoor humidity.
  • Since mini-split heat pumps don’t need ductwork, they are perfect for basements and other areas where ducting cannot be installed.

Cons

  • We do not recommend standard heat pumps for homes with frigid winters, such as in New Jersey, since they generate warm air by removing heat from the outside air and bringing it inside.
  • To maintain the temperature set at the thermostat in extremely cold weather, standard heat pumps may convert to a backup heat system, often electric resistance heat. This activity can lead to higher electricity costs.

Boiler heating system

Boiler heating systems use water to transfer heat instead of air. Homes with boiler systems use radiators—typically wall-mounted or baseboard-mounted—or radiant floor heating systems to distribute hot water or steam that generates heat.

Pros

  • Because boilers produce steam or hot water that doesn’t cool down while flowing, they are often more energy efficient than conventional furnaces.
  • You have more possibilities for heating rooms with boiler systems. Boiler systems can allow radiators and radiant floor heating, but conventional furnace systems can only heat rooms through air ducts.

Cons

  • Boilers are not the best option for retrofitting into an existing space since they require radiators or a radiant floor system.
  • Natural gas is the most effective fuel for boilers. If natural gas (or propane) service is unavailable or too expensive in your area, an alternative is electric boiler systems, although the operating costs are likely to be considerable.

Central heating repair service

Central heating systems are complicated and require expert maintenance. When your central heating system breaks down, you need someone who knows how to fix it.

Our team of experts offers comprehensive repairs on any heating system you need to keep your home warm and comfortable:

Our technicians are highly trained and experienced, and we guarantee satisfaction every time.

Whatever the issue with whatever heating systems you have, we are trained to diagnose it quickly and repair it efficiently so you can get back to enjoying a dependently warm home as soon as possible.

Is it better to repair or replace your central heating system?

It would be best if you weighed the cost of repairs against the amount you’d pay for a new system. If the cost of the repairs is less than half of what a new system would cost, it’s a good idea to schedule a repair with us.

Older systems tend to break down faster than newer ones. If your current system is over twenty years old, it could be time to replace it. And if you’re having trouble getting the heat just where you want it, it’s probably time to invest in a new system.

If you decide to buy a new system, we will ensure that it’s compatible with your home. Some older or basic furnaces aren’t built to use modern technology like variable speed fans and digital thermostats. They require different wiring, too. We will be sure to guide you through the differences between models.

Central heating installation service

Replacing your central heating system is one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make. But when it comes time to replace your central heating system, you don’t want to waste money by choosing a system that doesn’t fit your needs.

We offer free estimates for any central heating system installation, including:

  • Furnace installations
  •  Heat pumps
  • Boiler replacements
  • Boilers

The first steps we will take include determining the size of your home and the system’s size requirements to heat it, identifying areas of likely heat loss, and deciding the best location for unit installation if this is a new home. We also will consider your home’s piping, thermostats, gas lines, and more.

We will then provide you with a detailed quote based on our findings. You can choose whether to go ahead with the work or not at that point.

Once we complete the job, we will install all necessary equipment, test everything, and ensure the system works properly before leaving.

Central heating maintenance service

Central heating systems are complex pieces of equipment, and they require routine maintenance to run efficiently.

Our central heating maintenance services for gas furnaces and boilers include:

  • Electric motor lubrication
  • Electrical connections tightening
  •  Thermostat functionality verification
  • Pilot assembly examination
  • Draft, limits, sensors, and safety features verification
  • Burners, combustion chamber, and heat exchanger checked
  • Temperature rise analysis
  • Gas-fired water heaters
  • Electric water heaters
  • Hydronic radiant flooring

Our central heating maintenance services for oil furnaces include:

  • Flue and heat exchanger vacuumed
  • Thimble and chimney checked
  • Burner motor, circulator, and blower motor lubricated
  • Nozzle, pump strainer, and oil filter changed
  • Air filter replaced
  • Electrodes checked and adjusted
  • Electrical connections tightened
  • Thermostat checked for proper operation
  • Efficiency test performed
  • Fireye inspected
  • Blower components inspected
  • Safety limit control tested
  • Pressure-relief valve and pressure reducing valve examined
  • Ductwork checked for dirt, debris & other contaminants
  • Carbon monoxide tested

Our central heating maintenance services for heat pumps include:

  • Fan motors lubricated (if applicable)
  • Air filter replaced
  • Amp draw taken
  • Electrical connections tightened
  • Temperature difference evaluated
  • System charge checked
  • Blower components inspected
  • Supplemental heat checked
  • Emergency heat checked
  • Ductwork checked for dirt, debris, and other contaminants

Why you should schedule central heating service before fall

The summer months are the perfect time to schedule regular maintenance for your central heating system. If you don’t take care of your system before the colder days arrive, you might have to pay out of pocket for costly repairs or an emergency heating outage.

Our Tiger HVAC technicians will access all parts of your home, including crawl spaces, attics, garages, basements, and even outside areas. We will check every system component, such as ductwork, furnace filters, thermostats, and radiators. Once we inspect everything, we will provide recommendations about how to improve things as quickly and affordably as possible.

To schedule an appointment with us, complete our contact form or call 973-356-1143. You can rest easy knowing that your central heating system is ready for the next cold season.

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Call Tiger HVAC today for a free estimate on any of our central heating system services

Use our form to contact us today, or call 973-356-1143 to learn more about our services to make your home as comfortable as possible all year.

We will work with your budget and schedule to ensure you get the best value for your money.

Tiger HVAC provides heating, cooling, drainage, and temperature control services throughout Clifton, NJ, and all of Morris County.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, if you have us install an HVAC zoning system.

This system includes a network of programmable thermostats and automated duct dampers. Each thermostat constantly monitors its room's temperature and activates heating or cooling in its assigned zone.

Based upon the thermostat's input, the assigned duct damper will open or close based on its programming.

Yes!

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, when you combine its recommended equipment and maintenance with proper insulation, air sealing, and thermostat settings, you can save about 30% on your energy bill while reducing environmental emissions.