Homeowners have a number of choices when it comes to selecting a new heating system for their home. Not only are there choices in the type of system you can have, there are choices when it comes to fuel types and how air is delivered to your living spaces. There is also the question of choosing a more traditional system like a furnace, or selecting something with newer technology, like a heat pump. We’re going to take a look at both of these heating systems today, but one of the best ways to ensure that you choose a heating system, that fits both you and your home is to work with a professional from start to finish. John’s Refrigeration has the trained and certified professionals who can help you decide which system will work best in your home, so call us today.
Furnaces can use oil, gas, propane or electricity as fuel. Combustion furnaces heat by warming the heat exchanger inside the unit and blowing the warmed air into your home. Electric furnaces use tightly-wound coils that are heated by electricity to warm air, with ductwork distributing the heated air throughout your home. Some of the benefits of furnaces are:
- Fast heat – furnaces can heat living areas quickly.
- Widely available – furnaces are one of the most commonly-used heating systems around; as such, parts are widely available as are replacement units.
- Can be used with air conditioning – because furnaces need ductwork to deliver heat, it is easy to add air conditioning to your home when you have a furnace.
Heat pumps do not use fossil fuels to operate, nor do they generate heat via combustion. Heat pumps work by transferring heat from one place to another. They do this with the help of refrigerant, which facilitates the heat transfer process. During the winter, heat pumps absorb the heat in the surrounding air, concentrate it and distribute it to your home. In summer, the refrigerant absorbs the heat from your indoors and transfer it outside. Some of the benefits heat pumps offer are:
- Very energy efficient – heat pumps use approximately 25% of the electricity a whole-home air conditioner uses, making them very energy efficient.
- Heats and cools – heat pumps are 2-in-1 devices that can both heat and cool your home.
- Doesn’t need ductwork – heat pumps can work with ductless systems, so you don’t have to have ductwork to install a heat pump system.
When it comes to deciding what type of heating system to install in your home, the best decision you can make is to work with a professional. Call Johns Refrigeration today and schedule your heating service in Mesa, AZ with one of our experts.