As the chill of fall starts to permeate the morning air, you reach for your jacket before leaving the house, and turning on the air conditioning isn’t the first step in your routine after turning on your car, it’s obvious that fall (and winter) are here! The time to choose your home heating system is now. How can you choose the best home heating system for your residential or commercial property?
What is the Energy Source?
There are multiple ways to power a heating system. In some areas, natural gas is a popular and affordable heating fuel. Other places do not have natural gas available, so propane or gas are popular home heating fuels. In places where it does not get too cold or frigid, electric heat pumps can be used. Before deciding on your heating system, examine what fuels are available in your area and how much they cost.
What is the Distribution System?
Most residential heating systems fall into two categories of distribution systems, forced air or circulating hot water. Forced air heating is the most popular system throughout the country. It utilizes ducts and registers to distribute heat through the home. Hot water systems involve a boiler that heats water. Once the water is heated, it is circulated through pipes to radiators.
Forced air systems are popular because the same ducts can also be used for central air conditioning during warmer months. Circulating hot water systems are better at producing a consistent room temperature without sudden gusts of cooler air. Circulating hot water heating systems can also use the same boiler that provides hot water.
Which System is More Efficient?
The more efficient your heating system is, the less it should cost you to operate it. While a few dollars a month might not seem like much, it adds up to hundreds and thousands of dollars over the course of your heating system’s life. Pay attention to the ratings for residential heating systems when making your decision to ensure that your heating system is efficient throughout the year.
We Can Help You Choose the Best Heating System for Winter
If you searching for the best heating system for your residential or commercial property, you can trust International Services. We are the trusted HVAC repair technicians for families in the Maryland and Virginia areas, and we have been keeping residents comfortable for almost ten years. We provide you with the highest quality services for the best possible price, and we never cut corners. For more information about our services, contact us online or by calling (202) 241-4822, (703) 445-7766, or (301) 534-4822. Do you want more tips on keeping your home cool? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.