Whether you’re constructing a new home or are looking to upgrade your existing heating system, you want to purchase one that is efficient. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to picking the ideal heating system for every home. Rather, there are a few different factors you’ll need to take into consideration when determining the right type of heating system for your home.
Your Three Main Options
There are three main categories of heating systems that you’ll need to know. These include heat pumps, furnaces, and boilers. In general, heat pumps are going to be the most energy-efficient, followed by furnaces and then boilers. However, putting a heat pump in every home simply isn’t feasible.
Heat pumps are considered the most energy-efficient heating system on the market today because they can produce up to four times the energy as the electricity that is used to power them. They’re also great for the environment as they don’t burn fossil fuels. However, these systems are only efficient in moderate climates of the South. They’re typically not able to produce enough heat for homes in the Northeast region of the country.
Furnaces and Boilers
Furnaces are the most common type of heating system in homes today. This type of heating system thrives in any type of environment, be it cold or moderate. While furnaces are not as efficient as heat pumps, newer models are boosting their traditional efficiency. Opting for a furnace with a high AFUE can help to ensure you’re getting optimal efficiency for the fuel that you’re burning.
Boilers are less common in the residential field as they’re more invasive to install. However, they’re available in fairly high energy-efficient models. Aim for an AFUE rating between 90 and 95 percent.
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