Updating Your Home Heating Equipment? Learn About the Types of Heating Systems.

mother and child snuggle under blanket on couch while readingWith the return of chilly weather, many homeowners are thinking about ways they can improve their home comfort. If they have old, outdated heating equipment in their home, they may be considering replacing it with newer equipment. There are many reasons why replacing older equipment might be a good idea.

When heating equipment ages, it loses some of its ability to adequately keep your home warm. It may use more energy than it should. Often, people add to their homes without updating their heating equipment, and that can make equipment work harder than it should and wear out more quickly. And, the older your heating equipment gets, the more likely it is to need larger, more expensive repairs. If you’ve noticed any of these concerns with your current heating system, keep reading to learn about the different types of heating available for your home.

5 Types of Residential Heating Systems

Below, learn more about the five types of heating systems offered by Reidy Heating & Cooling, Inc. – how they work to heat your home, and how they can improve your energy consumption and home comfort.

  1. Furnaces: Many homeowners use furnaces to keep their homes warm when the temperatures dip down. Most furnaces use gas or oil for home heating. Furnaces usually require a system of ductwork to deliver heated air throughout the home, commonly known as forced-air heating. Today’s furnaces are much more efficient than their predecessors, with some achieving efficiencies as high as 98.5%.
  2. Boilers: Boilers generally use oil or gas, and operate by sending heated water or steam through pipes throughout the home. The hot water or steam is distributed throughout the home via baseboard radiators or radiant floor systems. Boilers tend to last a long time, but that can mean an older boiler in your home may be using more energy than a modern, high-efficiency boiler system.
  3. Heat Pumps: Heat pumps are ultra-efficient, and in recent years have been engineered to function even in colder climates. Heat pumps use the heat from the air or ground to heat your home, and they do not need fossil fuel in order to operate. Instead, they’re able to extract heat and pump it into your home. As an added benefit, many models are able to reverse the process in the summer, effectively cooling your home as well.
  4. Ductless Heating: Ductless heating is a perfect choice for homes without ductwork, or for additions or converted spaces that don’t have access to the home’s central duct system. Most ductless systems use heat pump technology to heat homes, and, like centralized heat pump systems, are often able to cool the home during warmer weather. Ductless systems are installed as separate units throughout your home, and are easily controlled via remote.
  5. Baseboard Heating: Baseboard heating can be a component of a boiler system, or can operate independently from room to room using electricity to generate the heat. Electrical baseboard heat offers targeted comfort, and is usually controlled via thermostat on a room-to-room or zoned basis.

I’d like to learn more about upgrading my heating system. Can Reidy help?

At Reidy, we provide complete heating services to our customers, including new installation of quality heating equipment. We will be more than happy to talk to you about your current heating system, and help you find an upgrade that meets your lifestyle needs as well as your budget. Call us today at (413) 534-3749 to find out how we can help you with your home heating needs.

How Can Fall Maintenance Help Keep My Home More Comfortable?

home during autumn seasonNow that summer is over and the fall season has arrived, it’s time for all things autumn. The changing leaves, colorful outdoor displays, and pumpkin and apple treats will soon be arriving, along with cooler weather. Once the outdoor temperatures start to dip down, many people start to think about their home heating system – is it ready for the changing season as well?

Fortunately, making sure your heating system is ready to keep you and your family is pretty simple. Getting annual maintenance for your furnace, boiler, or heat pump system is one of the best ways you can ensure that it will start up without issue when you need it. In addition to this, there are several other reasons why fall heating maintenance is a good choice. Keep reading to learn more!

5 Reasons You Should Choose Fall Maintenance for Your Home

Of course, the main reason most people get annual maintenance is, as we mentioned above, to ensure their system will work once the cooler weather returns. There are many other benefits to choosing fall maintenance for your system as well, including:

  1. System Efficiency: Choosing annual maintenance services for your heating system can help it use less energy and operate more efficiently. Your system tends to collect dust and dirt with use, and that can cause the filter to become clogged and the inner components of your system to get dirty. As a result, your system has to work harder and use more energy. Your technician will clean your system, helping to restore efficiency.
  2. System Effectiveness: As we mentioned above, heating systems can get dirty over time. Not only does this affect the efficiency of your system, but its effectiveness as well. During routine maintenance, your system will be cleaned and tuned up, and any issues that could be causing it to operate poorly will be addressed.
  3. Longer Equipment Life: Heating equipment can last anywhere from 10-20 years. Unfortunately, systems that are not adequately maintained may not last nearly as long. Think about it this way – if you failed to get oil changes or new tires for your car, you wouldn’t expect it to last very long. The same goes for most complex mechanical equipment, including heating systems.
  4. Better Indoor Air Quality: Because heating systems tend to collect dirt and dust, a poorly maintained system can lead to inadequate indoor air quality, especially in forced-air systems. That’s because the particles that collect in your system will be circulated around your home again and again, whenever your system operates. Maintenance means a cleaner system, so the air moving through it will be cleaner as well.
  5. Warranty Maintenance: Most heating equipment manufacturers require regular maintenance in order to keep the warranty intact. Failure to get proper maintenance may result in your warranty being voided, and that can mean expensive out-of-pocket costs if your system breaks down and needs repairs or replacement.

How can Reidy Heating & Cooling, Inc. help me get the heating maintenance I need?

For your convenience, Reidy offers maintenance plans, which provide 24-hour service and discounted rates for members. Your heating system is an important investment. With our Home Comfort Club Maintenance Savings Plan, you won’t have to worry about coming home to a heating issue.

As a member, you’ll receive:

  • Seasonal Maintenance on Heating & AC
  • Discounts on Labor and Materials
  • Fewer System Breakdowns
  • Lower Utilities
  • No Overtime Charges
  • Guaranteed Service

To learn more about our maintenance plans, or to schedule your fall maintenance appointment, simply give us a call at (413) 534-3749, or contact us online. We’ll be more than happy to help you get the annual heating maintenance you need.

Furnace Maintenance in Springfield, MA

Springfield Massachusetts Riverfront ViewWith the long cold winters in Springfield, a reliable home heating system is a necessity. Often, homeowners install a new furnace and then forget about it until it stops working. However, that can be a dangerous situation if it happens on the coldest night of the year. That’s why furnace maintenance is so beneficial. Regular preventive maintenance not only keeps your furnace in top shape but also identifies and fixes any minor problems before they get worse. Not to mention, a good furnace tune-up will also improve the efficiency of your system, helping you to save on energy bills!

At Reidy Heating & Cooling, we’re pleased to offer furnace maintenance in the Springfield area. We even offer maintenance plans which provide exclusive benefits to members, such as 24-hour service and discounted rates. Your furnace is an important investment. Protect it with our Home Comfort Club Maintenance Savings Plan, and you won’t have to worry about a broken heating system.

As a member, you’ll receive:

  • Seasonal Maintenance on Heating & AC
  • Discounts on Labor and Materials
  • Fewer System Breakdowns
  • Lower Utility Bills
  • No Overtime Charges
  • Guaranteed Service

Get Started With an Estimate

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    "We've done three full AC installs with Reidy - from a new compressor and coil to a four-head mini-split to a full ducted retrofit in a ranch. Each time, their price was the best and the service was beyond top-notch. Highly recommended."

    Sam M., Haydenville MA
    Reidy Heating & Cooling Customer | Facebook Reviewer

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    Reidy provides quality furnace maintenance in Springfield, MA.

    At Reidy, our comprehensive furnace tune-ups help to ensure your heating system is prepared for any weather. Our skilled technicians will clean and service your furnace to get it into optimal condition. Additionally, we’re a full-service HVAC contractor. So if you need help with any other heating or cooling equipment, we can do that, too.

    We are pleased to offer our customers:

    Reidy Heating & Cooling is ready to assist you when you need furnace service in Springfield. Call us today at (413) 534-3749 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

     

    Why Choose Reidy?

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    • Saturday service is available at no extra cost
    • Maintenance plans that provide priority service, including:
      • Discounted service rates
      • Guaranteed after-hours service
    • Financing available
    • NATE-certified technicians (North American Technician Excellence)

     

    Proudly serving the following towns and surrounding areas:

    Map of Reidy HVAC service areas
    • Holyoke, MA
    • Chicopee, MA
    • Easthampton, MA
    • Southampton, MA
    • South Hadley, MA
    • Springfield, MA

    Furnace Repair in Springfield, MA

    Springfield Massachusetts Riverfront ViewIs your home’s furnace broken or not providing adequate heat? Don’t get stuck with a cold house – call the experts at Reidy Heating & Cooling! Our professional technicians are ready to help with any emergency furnace repair in Springfield. We have expertise working on many different makes and models of furnaces, so it doesn’t matter what kind you own.

    Even if your furnace isn’t completely broken, minor issues can still reduce its efficiency. That means that you may be seeing higher energy bills. Not to mention, sometimes minor problems can cause larger ones which turn into a complete breakdown. So, give yourself some peace of mind by contacting Reidy for an estimate. We can quickly make the furnace repairs you need to get back to home comfort.

    Get Started With an Estimate

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      "We've done three full AC installs with Reidy - from a new compressor and coil to a four-head mini-split to a full ducted retrofit in a ranch. Each time, their price was the best and the service was beyond top-notch. Highly recommended."

      Sam M., Haydenville MA
      Reidy Heating & Cooling Customer | Facebook Reviewer

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      For reliable furnace repair in Springfield, MA, trust Reidy.

      At Reidy, our NATE-certified technicians have the experience and the expertise to fix your furnace no matter the issue. When you hire us to repair your furnace, you can rest assured that you’ll receive the best possible service. In addition, we’re a full-service HVAC contractor. That means you can count on us to help with any other heating or cooling service you may need.

      We are pleased to offer our customers:

      Reidy Heating & Cooling is ready to assist you when you need furnace repair in Springfield. Call us today at (413) 534-3749 to schedule an appointment and get your heating system operating flawlessly.

       

      Why Choose Reidy?

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      • Saturday service is available at no extra cost
      • Maintenance plans that provide priority service, including:
        • Discounted service rates
        • Guaranteed after-hours service
      • Financing available
      • NATE-certified technicians (North American Technician Excellence)

       

      Proudly serving the following towns and surrounding areas:

      Map of Reidy HVAC service areas
      • Holyoke, MA
      • Chicopee, MA
      • Easthampton, MA
      • Southampton, MA
      • South Hadley, MA
      • Springfield, MA

      Furnace Installations in Springfield, MA

      Springfield Massachusetts Riverfront ViewIf it’s time for a new furnace installation or replacement for your home in Springfield, then you should know that Reidy Heating & Cooling can help! We proudly offer top-quality, efficient furnaces from the best manufacturers. Our professional service technicians make sure that everything is expertly installed to specification.

      While it is an upfront expense, a new furnace installation may help you save money over the long run. That’s because we offer high-efficiency furnaces which require less energy to provide the same amount of heat. So, it’s likely you may save money with lower utility bills. Not to mention, our furnaces are durable and will provide you with many years of home comfort when adequately maintained.

      For your convenience, we also offer maintenance plans which provide exclusive benefits to members, such as 24-hour service and discounted rates. Your furnace is an important investment. With our Home Comfort Club Maintenance Savings Plan, you won’t have to worry about a broken heating system.

      As a member, you’ll receive:

      • Seasonal Maintenance on Heating & AC
      • Discounts on Labor and Materials
      • Fewer System Breakdowns
      • Lower Utility Bills
      • No Overtime Charges
      • Guaranteed Service

      Get Started With an Estimate

      Looking for more information or ready for your estimate? Contact Reidy Heating & Cooling, Inc. by phone or by completing our short form below and a representative will reach out to you.

      (413) 534-3749









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        Best Price, Service Beyond Top-Notch

        five out of five stars

        "We've done three full AC installs with Reidy - from a new compressor and coil to a four-head mini-split to a full ducted retrofit in a ranch. Each time, their price was the best and the service was beyond top-notch. Highly recommended."

        Sam M., Haydenville MA
        Reidy Heating & Cooling Customer | Facebook Reviewer

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        Reidy provides expert furnace installations in Springfield, MA.

        Our NATE-certified service technicians are highly trained to provide you with the best furnace installations available. Our workmanship is unparalleled, and your satisfaction is always a priority. Not to mention, we are a full-service HVAC contractor. In addition to furnace installations and replacements, you can also count on us for all your other home comfort needs in Springfield.

        We are pleased to offer our customers:

        If you’re considering a furnace installation in Springfield, Reidy Heating & Cooling is ready to assist you. Call us today at (413) 534-3749 to learn more and schedule a consultation.

         

        Why Choose Reidy?

        Proud to Employ Nate Certified Technicians graphic.

        • Saturday service is available at no extra cost
        • Maintenance plans that provide priority service, including:
          • Discounted service rates
          • Guaranteed after-hours service
        • Financing available
        • NATE-certified technicians (North American Technician Excellence)

         

        Proudly serving the following towns and surrounding areas:

        Map of Reidy HVAC service areas
        • Holyoke, MA
        • Chicopee, MA
        • Easthampton, MA
        • Southampton, MA
        • South Hadley, MA
        • Springfield, MA

        Oil Furnaces in Holyoke, MA

        oil furnaceIs your oil furnace ready for the winter months ahead? If not, no worries! You can count on Reidy Heating & Cooling to help you. We offer a comprehensive listing of oil furnace services and products, coupled with professionalism and dedication to customer service. Our expert technicians offer oil furnace installation, maintenance and repair services throughout Holyoke and the surrounding areas. We’ll help you get the oil furnace services and products you need for maximum home comfort.

        Get Started With an Estimate

        Looking for more information or ready for your estimate? Contact Reidy Heating & Cooling, Inc. by phone or by completing our short form below and a representative will reach out to you.

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          "We've done three full AC installs with Reidy - from a new compressor and coil to a four-head mini-split to a full ducted retrofit in a ranch. Each time, their price was the best and the service was beyond top-notch. Highly recommended."

          Sam M., Haydenville MA
          Reidy Heating & Cooling Customer | Facebook Reviewer

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          Count on Reidy for your oil furnace needs in Holyoke, MA.

          When you work with Reidy, you can choose from the following oil furnace services and products:

          • Oil Furnace Repair: Nobody wants to think about their oil furnace breaking down. But, if it happens to you, it’s good to know you can call Reidy to help. The comfort and safety of you and your family is always a top priority for us. That’s why we work hard to get you the oil furnace repair you need promptly and professionally. That way, you’ll be enjoying warmth and comfort in no time.
          • Oil Furnace Maintenance: Maintaining your home’s oil furnace is the one of the best ways you can guarantee it will operate effectively this winter, and for years to come. We can help you get the maintenance you need. Our expert technicians will provide you with the best maintenance available. And, you can choose our worry-free Home Comfort Club Maintenance Savings plan for your oil furnace, too.
          • Oil Furnace Installation: If you need a new oil furnace for your home, Reidy can help. We offer the best brands in the industry, so you’ll know your oil furnace will be of the best quality. What’s more, our oil furnaces are built to provide efficiency and to last for years to come. Our expert technicians are factory-trained to provide prompt, professional installation of your new oil furnace as well.

          When you need oil furnace services for your home in Holyoke, MA, Reidy Heating & Cooling is ready to assist you. Call us today at (413) 534-3749 to find out how we can help you with your oil furnace needs.

          Proudly serving the following towns and surrounding areas:

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          Gas Furnaces in Holyoke, MA

          gas furnaceThe winter months can get chilly in the Holyoke area. That’s why it’s good to have a gas furnace contractor you can rely on. At Reidy Heating & Cooling, we offer complete professionalism coupled with a full range of gas furnace services and products. You can trust our technicians to provide you with the best gas furnace maintenance, installation and repair available in Holyoke and the surrounding areas. We’ll help you get the gas furnace services needed to provide optimal home comfort.

          Get Started With an Estimate

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            "We've done three full AC installs with Reidy - from a new compressor and coil to a four-head mini-split to a full ducted retrofit in a ranch. Each time, their price was the best and the service was beyond top-notch. Highly recommended."

            Sam M., Haydenville MA
            Reidy Heating & Cooling Customer | Facebook Reviewer

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            Choose Reidy for all your gas furnace service needs in Holyoke, MA.

            Trust Reidy Heating & Cooling with your gas furnace service and product needs:

            • Gas Furnace Repair: If your gas furnace isn’t working as well as it should, you should have it checked out right away. Your family depends on it running safely and efficiently, so getting the gas furnace repair you need is important. When you call us to help, our technicians will promptly provide you with the repair services you need, so you and your family are comfortable and safe.
            • Gas Furnace Maintenance: Maintaining your gas furnace properly is one of the most important things you can do. Getting maintenance helps your system last longer and run more efficiently. And, when you choose a Home Comfort Club Maintenance Savings Plan, you won’t have to worry about coming home to a furnace problem.
            • Gas Furnace Installation: When it’s time for a new heating system in your home, count on Reidy to provide you with the gas furnace installation you need. We proudly offer top-quality, efficient gas furnaces from the best manufacturers, expertly installed by our professional service technicians. When you install a gas furnace with us, you’ll enjoy comfort now and for years to come.

            When you need help with your gas furnace in Holyoke, MA, Reidy Heating & Cooling is ready to assist you. Call us today at (413) 534-3749 to find out how we can help you with your gas furnace needs.

            Proudly serving the following towns and surrounding areas:

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            Oil Furnace Installation in Holyoke, MA

            new oil furnace from CarrierIf your oil furnace isn’t working as effectively and efficiently as it used to, it may be time to consider a replacement. If you need a new oil furnace for your home in Holyoke or the surrounding area, Reidy Heating & Cooling can help. We offer the best brands in the industry, so you’ll know your oil furnace will be of the best quality.

            Our expert technicians are factory-trained to provide prompt, professional installation of your new oil furnace. Our pricing is affordable, and we work hard to keep your budget in mind. What’s more, our oil furnaces are built to provide efficiency and to last for years to come, for savings now and into the future.

            Get Started With an Estimate

            Looking for more information or ready for your estimate? Contact Reidy Heating & Cooling, Inc. by phone or by completing our short form below and a representative will reach out to you.

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              "We've done three full AC installs with Reidy - from a new compressor and coil to a four-head mini-split to a full ducted retrofit in a ranch. Each time, their price was the best and the service was beyond top-notch. Highly recommended."

              Sam M., Haydenville MA
              Reidy Heating & Cooling Customer | Facebook Reviewer

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              Reidy can help you when you’re ready for an oil furnace installation in Holyoke, MA.

              We’re proud of the workmanship of our NATE-certified technicians, who are trained to offer customers the best oil furnace installation available. You’re satisfaction always comes first to us. For that reason, we’re a full-service furnace contractor. No matter what your home heating need, we can help. Choose us for:

              When you need a new oil furnace installation or replacement in Holyoke, MA, Reidy Heating & Cooling is ready to assist you. Call us today at (413) 534-3749 to find out how we can help you with your home furnace needs.

              Proudly serving the following towns and surrounding areas:

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              Oil Furnace Maintenance in Holyoke, MA

              oil furnace systemMaintaining your home’s oil furnace is the one of the best ways you can guarantee it will operate effectively this winter, and for years to come. Reidy Heating & Cooling can help you get the oil furnace maintenance you need in Holyoke and the surrounding areas. Our expert technicians will provide you with the best maintenance available.

              And, you can choose our worry-free Home Comfort Club Maintenance Savings plan for your oil furnace, too. At Reidy, we think your oil furnace is an important investment. Our plan ensures 24-hour service and discounted rates, and saves you from having to deal with a major furnace issue. As a member, you’ll get:

              • Seasonal Maintenance on Heating & AC
              • Discounts on Labor and Materials
              • Fewer System Breakdowns
              • Lower Utilities
              • No Overtime Charges
              • Guaranteed Service

              Get Started With an Estimate

              Looking for more information or ready for your estimate? Contact Reidy Heating & Cooling, Inc. by phone or by completing our short form below and a representative will reach out to you.

              (413) 534-3749









                We won't share your contact info or spam your inbox.

                Best Price, Service Beyond Top-Notch

                five out of five stars

                "We've done three full AC installs with Reidy - from a new compressor and coil to a four-head mini-split to a full ducted retrofit in a ranch. Each time, their price was the best and the service was beyond top-notch. Highly recommended."

                Sam M., Haydenville MA
                Reidy Heating & Cooling Customer | Facebook Reviewer

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                Choose Reidy when you need oil furnace maintenance in Holyoke, MA.

                At Reidy, our technicians have the skills and training to provide expert oil furnace maintenance for your home. They’ll make sure your system is cleaned and serviced properly to prepare it for the winter months to come. And, as a full-service furnace contractor, we can help meet any other furnace need you may have. You can count on us for:

                When you need oil furnace maintenance in Holyoke, MA, Reidy Heating & Cooling is ready to assist you. Call us today at (413) 534-3749 to find out how we can help you with your home furnace needs.

                Proudly serving the following towns and surrounding areas:

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                Oil Furnace Repair in Holyoke, MA

                oil furnaceNobody wants to think about an oil furnace breakdown But, if it happens to you, it’s good to know you can call Reidy Heating & Cooling to help. That’s why we work hard to promptly get you the oil furnace repair you need in Holyoke or the surrounding areas. That way, you’ll be enjoying warmth and comfort in no time.

                The comfort and safety of you and your family is always a top priority for us. That’s why we make sure our skilled technicians are trained to provide repair services on just about any make or model of oil furnace. That way, even if we didn’t install your system, we can still repair it for you should the need arise.

                Get Started With an Estimate

                Looking for more information or ready for your estimate? Contact Reidy Heating & Cooling, Inc. by phone or by completing our short form below and a representative will reach out to you.

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                  "We've done three full AC installs with Reidy - from a new compressor and coil to a four-head mini-split to a full ducted retrofit in a ranch. Each time, their price was the best and the service was beyond top-notch. Highly recommended."

                  Sam M., Haydenville MA
                  Reidy Heating & Cooling Customer | Facebook Reviewer

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                  Reidy helps you get the oil furnace repair you need in Holyoke, MA.

                  The service technicians at Reidy are highly trained and NATE-certified. They provide you with the best workmanship and service available when it comes to repairing your oil furnace. And, as a full-service furnace contractor, you can count on us to help you with any other furnace need you may have. Choose us for:

                  When you need reliable oil furnace repair service in Holyoke, MA, Reidy Heating & Cooling is ready to assist you. Call us today at (413) 534-3749 to find out how we can help you with your home furnace needs.

                  Proudly serving the following towns and surrounding areas:

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