Sioux Falls Heating Services

Heating Contractors Servicing All Heater Makes & Models

During winter, home and business owners in Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas rely on a working heater to keep their properties warm and comfortable. When your heating system is not turning on or is providing insufficient heat, it’s time call Midwestern Mechanical, Inc. and Copper Cottage to the scene. Since 1983, we’ve been providing residential and commercial clients with complete indoor comfort solutions including heater repair, replacement, new installation, and maintenance. Experienced in practically all heating system makes and models, our Sioux Falls furnace repair and installation technicians are ready to get your furnace, boiler, or heat pump working again.

What Size Furnace or Heater Do I Need?

Making sure your heater is big enough to heat your whole home, but not too big so that it wastes energy is an important decision to make, and we're here to help you pick the right size. Some things to consider when purchasing a new heater or furnace include:

  • The size and build of your home. How many square feet is your home? Are there a lot of smaller rooms, or fewer larger ones? What direction do your windows face? All of these factor into the size of your new heater.
  • What is your home built out of? Certain materials like brick have more natural insulation than wood siding. The better insulated your home is, the smaller heater you will need.
  • How efficient is the furnace you're buying? More efficient heaters typically cost a bit more than less efficient ones, but the more efficient it is the smaller it can be.

The general standard for heaters requires them to provide approximately 25 to 30 British thermal units (Btu) of heat for every square foot in your home. The size of your furnace depends on how efficient it is though. A furnace running at 95% efficiency only needs to provide about 26,250 to 31,500 Btu for a 1,000 square foot home, while a furnace running at 80% efficiency would need to provide about 30,000 to 37,000 Btu for a home of the same size.

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Signs You Need Heater Repair

During Winter months, the last thing you want to happen to your heater is have it completely fail. But, what signs do you look for to know when it's time for your heater to get that repair.

  • Burner Flame Turns Yellow -
    If you notice that your burner flame is any other color besides yellow, your heater has a problem that needs to be addressed. A yellow flame can mean that there is a presence of carbon monoxide and can pose a serious health hazard for you and your household. Contact us immediately if you notice this problem.
  • Odd Noises -
    Heater will always make some noise when they first start up. But, if you are hearing loud banging, clanging or screeching, it could be either a loose belt or a faulty motor that is in need of repair.
  • Constant Thermostat Adjustments -
    Have you found yourself constantly cranking the heater up well past what is reasonable for your home? Your heating system may not be distributing heat properly throughout your home, it could be a leak in your ductworks and in need of professional repairs.

Sioux Falls Heater Replacement

Apart from the equipment not turning on, there are several other indications you need heater repair. These signs include frequent cycling, poor airflow, banging or whistling noises, and uneven heating. If you’ve noticed any of these signs, get in touch with Midwestern Mechanical, Inc. right away. We respond rapidly, so you won’t be left out in the cold for a long time. However, there are times when replacing your heating system is a more practical solution.

Consider a replacement when:

  • Your furnace or boiler is over 15 years old - 
    Depending on the age of your home, your heating system could be well over 15 years old. Most heating systems only last up to 15 years, maybe a little longer if you're lucky. But, the older your system gets, the more likely you will run into your system breaking down and needing frequent repair. For the best heater installation in Sioux Falls, give us a call today to replace your old system.
  • Higher Utility Costs - 
    In addition, the age of your heating system can also impact your utility costs. As the heater gets older, it's going to have to work twice as hard in order to provide the proper heat through out your home. Failing parts and your system burning extra fuel to work is usually a sign you need to replace your HVAC unit.
  • Short Cycling - 
    Have you noticed your heater turning on and off constantly? It should only turn on and off about 4 times every hour in order to keep your home at the temperature you set the thermostat to. If it's doing it much more frequently then that, your heater is short cycling. Call our Sioux expert heating technicians today to identify the problem.

What is AFUE?

AFUE stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, and is a measure of how efficient a furnace or boiler is in converting fuel to energy. The higher the AFUE percentage, the more efficient the appliance is.

For example, a furnace with an AFUE of 90% means that 90% of the fuel is used to heat the home, while the other 10% escapes up the chimney or is otherwise lost.

When shopping for a new furnace or boiler, many people want to choose one with a high AFUE rating to maximize energy efficiency and minimize fuel costs. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to compare AFUE ratings and find the right appliance for your needs. One method is to look at the EnergyGuide label, which must be prominently displayed on all new furnaces and boilers sold in the United States. The label provides information on the appliance's make and model, its AFUE rating, and its annual operating cost. You can also view this information on the manufacturer’s website. Another way is to have a professional heating technician explain your options based on your input, which is the easiest and most reliable way to get what you need.

The Importance of Regular Heating Maintenance

When was the last time your heater had a checkup? Because you rely on your heating system to keep you warm in the cold Sioux Falls winters, it's important to keep it running in peak condition when you need it most. Regular maintenance can help prevent problems that require repair or even replacement.

Contact Our Sioux Falls Heating Professionals

When it’s time for a new heater, you can count on our Sioux Falls heater contractors to help you select an energy-efficient replacement. We also provide top-notch installations to ensure reliable heater performance for years to come. Additionally, our heating experts in Sioux Falls offer comprehensive maintenance that can prolong the lifespan of your heater.

Midwestern Mechanical, Inc. is available for same-day appointments! Call our Sioux Falls heating contractors now at (605) 203-4242 to request heating services.


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Emergency Heater Services Available

When your heating system has stopped working while it’s freezing outside, it can become very uncomfortable to the point that you and your family or employees get sick. Fortunately, Midwestern Mechanical, Inc. and Copper Cottage is available for emergency heater repairs day and night. Let our Sioux Falls furnace repair team restore warmth in your home or commercial space. We always have your health, comfort, and safety in mind. Check out our reviews and see what everyone is saying.

For immediate heater repair in Sioux Falls or nearby, call (605) 203-4242! You may schedule an appointment online for non-urgent heating needs.

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