Finding the right heating system is all about striking a balance between heating capacity and cost. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all system for households of varied budget, space, and location. To make it easier for you, here are four efficient heating system designs available on the market.
1. Air-Source Heat Pumps
There are two main kinds of heat pumps to choose from – a geothermal and an air-source pump. The latter absorbs hot air from and distributes hot air into the surrounding space where it is installed. Air source heat pumps can capture heat even from the cool air outside your home. That said, its operational efficiency is drastically lowered when temperatures drop below around 32 degrees.
2. Geothermal Heat Pumps
Perhaps the most efficient heating system for households is a geothermal system. This heating system works similarly as air-source pumps but with the main difference that it uses soil underneath your home or an adjacent body of water to condition the air before distributing it throughout your home. A series of pipes are installed deep underneath the ground and drilled in a vertical loop layout.
Traditional furnaces still stand as one of the more efficient heating system designs to date. They also remain the most common type of heating system in the U.S., with 60% of American households using gas-powered furnaces to keep themselves warm during the cold winter months. Albeit older furnaces operate inefficiently, newer electric-powered units are packed with more energy-saving features.
Claiming the last spot in our list of most efficient residential heating systems is boilers. While less commonly found in households than heat pumps or furnaces, boilers are a cheap alternative for residential heating. You can find boilers that are AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rated, which is graded at 90% efficiency or higher.
Central Aire Heating & A/C, Inc. is a trusted HVAC company operating in Bossier City, LA, and the adjacent areas. Since 1974, we have been offering heating and cooling products and services to residential and commercial clientele. Call us today and speak with one of our experienced HVAC technicians to discuss your needs!