Replacing your furnace and installing a new one is big deal. With the number of different heating systems out there along with the number of installation experts you can hire, it may be overwhelming when it comes to choosing the best heating system for your home and which professional HVAC contractor should install it.
Rick’s Heating & Cooling is a professional HVAC contractor located in Morrow, Ohio. We understand the stress when it comes to choosing a new heating system for your home. Below, we have outlined the different types of heating systems to make your search less scary this Halloween season.
Types of Heating Systems
There are many types of heating systems you can install in your home; however, we are going to outline the top systems families are choosing this season.
An oil furnace is what many families in the northeastern United States use as their primary heat source. Oil furnaces are perfect for colder climates and convert oil into heat. Although efficient and able to manage the bitter cold in the midst of winter, oil furnaces require oil delivery at least once per year to keep your system running smoothly and efficiently all season long.
Gas furnaces are similar to oil furnaces, except they use natural gas instead of oil. Natural gas is a fossil fuel found deep beneath the earth’s surface and converts to heat. To receive natural gas in your home, you must install natural gas lines to your home—which eliminates the need for an annual delivery service!
Heat pumps are one of the most energy efficient HVAC systems available on the market. A heat pump uses electricity to transfer heat from indoors to outdoors, and vice versa. Heat pumps act both as a heater in the winter and an air conditioner in the summer.
Dual Fuel Heat Pump
Dual fuel heat pumps—also known as a “hybrid system”—take advantage of multiple energy sources to most efficiently heat and cool your home or office. Since they do not produce heat, when temperatures drop below freezing, dual fuel heat pumps use your property’s furnace as back-up when temperatures are frigid.
What Type of Heating System Should You Choose?
Great question—choosing a heating system for your home mostly depends on your location. For families around the Cincinnati area, temperatures can drop very low in the winter, meaning you may need a furnace in addition to your heat pump. Although you may need two heating systems if you own a heat pump, you can save money by not using oil or gas to heat your home until temperatures are below freezing.
Don’t let the idea of a new furnace spook you this Halloween season. For more information on which heating system is best for your Ohio home, contact the HVAC experts at Rick’s Heating & Cooling—513-899-6005.
Rick’s Heating & Cooling wishes you a safe and fun Halloween!