Heating Lochard IncSince 1945, Lochard Inc Heating and Cooling has provided expert furnace repair, sales and service to keep families comfortable and warm all winter long.
Need Furnace Repair Services?
At Lochard, we service and repair all makes and models of heating systems. Our factory trained and NATE certified technicians will expertly diagnose, repair and service your furnace or HVAC to restore maximum efficiency and comfort.
We offer 24 hours service 7 days a week. We repair all brands and models of furnaces including electric furnaces, oil furnaces, gas furnaces, geothermal heat pumps, heat pumps, and boilers for residential and commercial. We offer priority emergency service for our service plan members click here for information about our service plan.Need a Furnace replaced or Installed? Learn about the different types of heating systems we offer.
WHATS THE AFUE RATING ON FURNACES MEAN?
Furnace Efficiency Rating All of today's Boilers and Furnaces efficiency is measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). To be more specific, AFUE is the ratio of annual heat output of the furnace or boiler compared to the total fossil fuel energy consumed by a furnace or boiler in the period of a year.
For example a furnace rated at 80 AFUE means for every dollar you spend to heat your home 80 cents is returned in heat and 20 cents is lost. The AFUE rating does not include how much heat energy is lost through the ductwork of the heating system. Leaking ducts or duct work running through a cold attic will increase how much is lost. An 80 AFUE rated furnace compared to older furnaces which recover only 45-65 cents worth of heat, these 80 AFUE furnaces are affordable and good choices for your home. To get the maximum return on each dollar spent on fuel, a 98% plus operating furnace is the best fossil fuel option available. Each dollar spent in natural gas used can bring over 98 cents back in heat to your home.
High Efficiency Gas Furnaces
At Lochard we offer furnace systems from 80 AFUE to 98.3 AFUE to help fit your budget and comfort and to lower your monthly heating bills. Please give us a call today to find out more or to schedule your free in-home consultation on a new high efficiency furnace or central air system.
When working with customers to provide an estimate to replace or install new heating and cooling equipment, we offer customized recommendations that include good (less up front cost and moderately efficient - 80-90 AFUE), better (slightly higher upfront cost but more efficient to operate - 90-95 AFUE) and best (larger upfront investment with significant utility cost savings - over 95 AFUE). The customer can then select which option best meets their needs.
Dual Fuel Systems
A HYBRID HEAT dual fuel system combines the strengths of a gas furnace with an electric heat pump to deliver the comfort and efficiency you need in both warm and cold seasons to give you more control over your utility bills. As outdoor winter temperatures change, the system automatically switches between heat pump and furnace to utilize the most cost-effective fuel source and maintain greater efficiency. HYBRID HEAT is so efficient, its heating costs are less than with any gas furnace alone.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, geothermal systems are "the most environmentally clean, energy-efficient, and cost effective space conditioning systems available today." That's because a geothermal system taps into the earth to capture free, renewable energy. The earth absorbs about 47% of the sun's energy that reaches it, storing that energy in the ground. A geothermal system extracts that free energy for heating during winter. For cooling, the system removes heat from the home and dumps it into the cooler earth. This transfer of heat energy is done through a series of lines buried in the ground, or sunk in a pond, or by using well water. Because a geothermal system simply moves heat instead of burning a fossil fuel to generate it, it's more energy-efficient. For more information visit our Geothermal page!
Lochard Ductwork Services
Typical duct systems can lose as much as 25 to 40% of the cooling or heating energy put out by the HVAC system. Leaks, one way in which conditioned air is lost in the duct system, make the furnace or central air system work much harder, thus raising your utility bill. Duct leakage can decrease your comfort, and cause health and safety issues.
Lochard offers a large selection of ductwork services such as complete duct system replacements, repairing duct holes and sealing leaky ducts and duct joints. All new ductwork is made in our own sheet metal fabrication facility reducing costs and increasing quality. Call us today for more information.
Lochard's Heating Services:
- Residential and Commercial Heating
- Friendly Technicians
- All Techs NATE Certified
- New Construction
- Heating Installation
- Heating Repair all Brands and Models
- Heating and Furnace Maintenance
- Boiler Services
- Whole House Humidifier Systems
- Heat Pump
- Geothermal Sales Service and Installation
- Wi-Fi Thermostats
- Programmable Thermostats
- Dual Fuel System
- Ductwork Replacement, Repair
- New Furnace Installation
- UV Germicidal Lamps
- Whole House Air Purification Systems