One of the most important HVAC items in your home, that helps to enhance the overall comfort of the home, is your heating system. This is especially true if you live in an area that is plagued by harsh winters. The heating equipment is one of the biggest investments that you will have to make when it comes to home fixtures and appliances. However, the reward of proper heating installation and heating repair means that you and your family will remain comfortable in any climate.
Technological advancements mean that heating systems are more durable and reliable than ever, so much that most homeowners are opting to replace their current heating system instead of repairing the older models. Here are a few things to consider when looking for a new heating system.
- Energy Source – the energy source merely refers to the type of fuel that the system requires in order to function. The most popular options are Oil and Gas, although the use of Natural gas is becoming increasingly popular. If you wish to use Natural gas, but it is not readily available, then LP or propane can be used. Another viable option is to use Electricity. The main thing is to consider the cost of the various options in order to find the one that works for you and your family.
- The cost of the System – Certainly this is one of the top things to consider when searching for a new heating system. There are many systems on the market today that come in multiple sizes and designs, made by different manufacturers. Just do your homework by researching the various brands to select the right one for your needs, or ask our trained staff which one would be ideal for your area.
- Distribution system – When it comes to distribution there are many different methods. Most home systems either circulate hot water, or the forced air system. The most popular system is the forced air system where the heat is distributed throughout registers and air ducts. The hot water system on the other hand uses boilers that heat the water, which is then carried throughout the house via pipes.
- Long Term Costs – These costs are just as important as the purchase cost and should be seriously taken into consideration. Long term costs typically include the cost of regular maintenance and the cost to run the system.