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Blog Title: How to choose a heating system for your home?

Main Que: How to choose a heating system for your home?

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  • Query By: CARL L (Anchorage, AK)
  • Date: 12/13/2016

Answer: There are different heating options of heating a home. For example, there are heat pumps, furnaces, radiant floor heating, and others. However, the challenge is to choose the most suitable heating system for your home. In order to choose a heating system, the two most important considerations include climate, insulation, and availability of the medium that will produce the heat. For example, a furnace powered by natural gas is a feasible option only in a place that has ready availability of natural gas. At the same time, radiant flooring may be suitable for all kinds of floor except hardwood flooring or carpet flooring. It needs to be mentioned here that heat pumps are the most cost effective options as they can be used throughout the year both to heat and cool your home. Hence, investment made on heat pumps is worthwhile. Climate plays an important role in determining the choice because the heating requirement of a region with mild winter will not be same to a region which has harsh winter conditions. At the same time, energy savings will be more in a home that is well-insulated than a home which has low insulation. This is because proper insulation will keep the hot air trapped inside the home. Thus, choose your heating unit properly taking help from an HVAC professional.

  • Replied By: NICHOLAS B (Plano, TX)
  • Replied Date: 12/14/2016