Are you ready for a new heating system in the New Year?
The holidays are here and 2017 is right around the corner! If you’ve noticed that your gas furnace’s performance has been decreasing, it may be time to explore your heating system options for 2017!
There are many different types of heating systems you can choose from when you are going to replace your old unit. It may seem overwhelming. After all, how are you going to know if you are making the right decision!? We are here to reassure you that there are NO bad decisions when it comes to your new heating system! Whether you go with a heat pump, gas furnace, packaged unit, or one of the many other many options, it is going to be more efficient, and more technologically advanced, than your old equipment. Plus, you will have the guidance of your helpful HVAC contractor. They will be able to give you advice, reassurance, and even offer maintenance agreements that can put your mind at ease.
So, what are your heating system options?
Heat pumps. Heat pumps are electric-powered heating AND cooling units that operate in pretty much the same way as an air conditioner – through heat transfer as opposed to producing original heat. Producing original heat consumes more energy and will cost you more each month.
Gas furnaces. Gas furnaces are the natural gas powered heating methods commonly associated with powerful heating needs. These systems do have the need to produce original heat. HOWEVER, if natural gas is less expensive than electricity in your area it can be preferable heating method cost and efficiency wise.
Oil furnaces. Oil furnaces are just what their name implies – oil-powered heating methods. These units also produce original heat. But, they can be dirtier and take up more space than a natural gas furnace.
Electric heating methods. Any electric heating method, whether it be space heaters, heat strips, electric furnaces, etc., are going to use electricity to create original heat. If you are looking for a heating method, you may want to steer clear from these methods because they can cost more than natural gas options and your heat transfer electricity options. Oftentimes, electric heating methods like heat strips may be included in your heat pump or air conditioner to provide emergency heating power.
So, what are you going to choose? Make sure you seek the advice of your local heating and cooling contractor before you do.