With the brutal cold fronts on their way, the idea of turning on the heat becomes a reality for those of us dealing with the autumn chill in the Mid-Atlantic. In fact, whether it’s an old furnace that needs to be replaced or a desire for a more energy efficient heating solution, there are a variety of factors that play a role in helping you choose the best heating system that suits your personal needs. Here, some important factors you must consider before purchasing a new heating system for your home.
Take The Climate Into Consideration
One of the very first things homeowners must take into account is the climate of where you live. In fact, people residing in a moderate climate with mild winters may not need the same heating needs as someone who lives in an environment that has to deal with brutal winters every year. As a result, the insulation within your home will also vary based on the climate of where you live. Improving energy efficiency is made easier when homeowners caulk their windows and take a thorough inspection of their current insulation. In addition to a new heating system, homeowners looking to create a more energy efficient home may want to consider smart thermostats that can save them money on their heating bills during the cold winter months!
Different Types Of Heating Systems
- Forced-Air Systems: The most popular type of furnace, forced-air systems heat the air and then force it into the home via air ducts. In the US, a number of these systems are fueled by gas. However, other options are available such as electric, oil, and propane.
- Heat Pump: Another attractive option, the heat pump, which is an electric air source system. With a heat pump, the heat is pulled from the outside and pushed in, so your home stays warm. Conversely, in the summer it draws heat out from the inside to cool the home.
- Geothermal: While this is often seen as the more costly option, geothermal has a myriad of benefits, one of them being that it is the most environmentally friendly option available. From being incredibly easy to maintain to the cost-effective nature, geothermal can sometimes be the best heating system for your home.
TRADITIONAL AND GEOTHERMAL HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS FROM GROUND LOOP
If you are concerned about the air conditioning system within your home, consider hiring a technician to maintain your geothermal during or before the air conditioning system. Our geothermal units do both heating and cooling from one system, not separate heaters or air conditioning units. With many experienced technicians available, Ground Loop Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can solve all your air conditioning system problems. If you are interested in creating the most comfortable environment for your family to enjoy, contact Ground Loop Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.today.
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