The Importance of Proper Heater Installation

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It is common for J&R Herra in Elburn, IL, to install heaters during other home renovations. It’s essential to ensure that your heater installation is done correctly to avoid overloading your system or causing fires, especially while working on your home. Here we’ll go over some of the common mistakes people make when installing a heating system and how we can help you avoid them:

Properly sizing the heater unit.

When installing a heater, we will consider the heat loss from your house. Heat loss is the heat that escapes through your home’s walls, windows, and roof. This can be reduced by increasing the insulation in your attic, basement, and walls.

To determine which type and size of heater you’ll need for your home, research the different types of energy and their cost over recent years. Consider which kind of energy you currently use to heat your home, and then you can decide which type of heater you want to have installed.

Once you have decided which heat source is best, we will ensure that we choose the correct size and model to heat your home perfectly.

Designing and installing the ductwork

The ductwork is the backbone of any HVAC system. It allows air to circulate in your home and can be made of metal, fiberglass, or plastic. The type of ductwork used depends on the size of your home—in other words, how much space there is above or below your living space.

If you have a large home with spacious rooms and high ceilings, you’ll need to use longer lengths of piping so that air can easily reach all areas. However, if you live in a home where rooms are closer together and ceilings are lower, shorter lengths will suffice since there isn’t as much distance between these obstacles for airflow.

Installing filters to keep your home clean

Most heating systems will have an air filter installed, so it’s essential to check it regularly. Filters may need to be replaced every three months or less, depending on your use. If you notice that the HVAC system is not working as well as it should, check the filters first – dirty filters can reduce airflow and efficiency in your HVAC system by up to 90%.

A dirty or damaged filter will reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system and increase electricity costs. Here at J&R Herra, we offer maintenance plans and a full line of heating repair services to ensure that your HVAC system continues to operate at its best, including confirming your filter is clean.

Sealing all seams

J&R Herra ensures that all the seams in your ducts are sealed once we have installed them to ensure you won’t have any air leaks. We ensure that we use high-quality sealant for this purpose and apply it to all sides of the seam for maximum effectiveness.

It may be time to replace your heater.

If your heater is over ten years old, it may be time to replace it. This can be an expensive investment, but if your current heater could be more energy efficient and reliable, it could save you a good deal of money in the long run by reducing your heating bill. If you are hoping to upgrade to a new model but have concerns about cost, consider ways to reduce costs without sacrificing the quality of life or comfort. J&R Herra is committed to helping out our customers, contact us, and we will be happy to discuss all the options we can provide you to ensure you get the best deal.


Having a new heating unit installed can be a stressful decision to make. They can be expensive, and you may not know which type you want or the efficiency ratings. That is precisely why here at J&R Herra; we are experts in our field and ready to help you answer all those questions. Our trusted team will be able to work with you to help you determine what options you have and which ones would be best for your specific situation. Once you have us install your new heating system, you can rest easy knowing that we provide 24/7 support to the Elburn, IL, area, so you will never be left out in the cold again. If you have questions about our products or services, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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