New Year, New Heating System – What Type is Best for Your Home?
Now that the new year has arrived, you might be considering making some improvements to your home. If you’ve been thinking about replacing an old, inefficient heating system, now may be a great time to investigate your options. There are many different types of heating systems available today, and the best type for your home depends on a variety of factors.
If you’d like to learn more about the different options for home heating, and which might be best for your needs, this article is for you! We’ll explore the various heating systems available, and help you identify which type of system would be most beneficial for your home comfort needs. And, we’ll explain how Ables, Inc. can help you get a new, high-efficiency system for your home. Keep reading below to learn more!
Types of Heating Systems
You most likely already have a heating system installed in your home. Living in Ohio, we rely on heating to stay comfortable for a good portion of the year. While heating system replacement can be very dependent on the type of system you already have, there are many different options available today that can provide you with highly efficient, effective home heating.
Most people in this region of the United States use furnaces for heat. Furnaces generally operate by using fuels for combustion to heat the air. The heated air created by the furnace is then sent throughout the home via a series of ducts. Most furnaces use gas or oil to heat the air, although there are also electric configurations available. If you already have a furnace installed in your home, you may opt to replace an old, outdated model with a new one. Today’s furnaces are made to provide much better energy efficiency than their predecessors, with some offering more than 90% fuel efficiency.
The second most common type of heating equipment is a boiler system. Boilers work by using a fuel source, such as gas or oil, to heat water. The heated water is then sent through a system of radiators placed throughout your home, either in each room or in zones, and provides indoor heating. Generally speaking, a boiler is a good investment because it typically lasts many years. If you have an older boiler that needs replacement, you should know that today’s boilers offer advanced energy efficiency and are still built to last.
Heat Pump Systems
While they have been used in the southern part of the country for quite some time, heat pump systems are beginning to be a much more viable alternative in the northern part of the country. Advanced technology now allows heat pump systems to be used even in cold climates. Heat pump systems have two major advantages – high energy efficiency and year-round use. The same heat pump system that keeps your home warm in the winter can be reversed to keep it cool in the summer. Heat pumps are also available in a variety of configurations, such as air-sourced and geothermal (ground-sourced).
If your home doesn’t have a duct system and you’ve been relying on outdated electric baseboard heat and window AC for climate control, a ductless system can be a great option to warm and cool your house. Ductless systems are perfect for homes, or areas of the home, that do not have access to ductwork. They use electricity and can be placed in a room, addition, or an outbuilding that doesn’t have ductwork or has special climate needs that a ducted system is struggling to supply. Like heat pumps, people enjoy the efficiency and year-round comfort ductless systems offer.
How can Ables, Inc. help me get new heating equipment for my home?
Ables, Inc. is ready to help you get the expert heating services you need, including new equipment installation. There’s no need to feel chilly and uncomfortable – whether you need a furnace, boiler, heat pump, or ductless system, we can help! Just give us a call at (740) 453-6015 or contact us online today!