Deciding on a new heating system is challenging. With so many options and types of furnaces, you should carefully consider your home and family’s heating needs to make the most affordable, efficient and practical choice.
Consider the Options
Dog House will help you decide between furnaces, heat pumps and radiant heating systems. Furnaces are popular because they are efficient and quickly heat your home. Heat pumps are cost-effective, though they do not perform as efficiently in severely cold weather. Radiant heating systems are highly efficient but more expensive than other options.
Tips for Choosing the Right Heating System
Before deciding on a choice, you need to consider a few concerns. These will help you make the right choice for your heating needs so your electricity costs stay affordable and your home warm.
Heating capacity varies with BTUs ranging from 40,000 to over 200,000. The average furnace falls within the range of 80,000 to 100,000 BTUs. As a rule of thumb, we recommend 30 BTUs for every square foot.
The most efficient heaters use all their energy and convert it to heat. Although no heating system is 100% efficient, choosing one with the highest efficiency rating is wise. Choose a furnace with the highest SEER rating for maximum efficiency.
You will need to choose the type of fuel for your system. Many people select electric heaters, but there are also natural gas, oil and propane options. Natural gas heaters are more expensive to install but offer a lower fuel cost over time.
Receive Expert Guidance When Installing a New Heating System
Dog House offers heating and cooling installation, repair, and maintenance services. We are a full-service plumber and HVAC company offering ductwork and indoor air quality services. Call Dog House today for expert guidance for choosing a heating system.