What’s The Most Efficient Heating System For Your Home Needs?
When you consider that the D.C. and Maryland area has some extremely cold winter months, establishing a home heating system for your residence should definitely be one of your top priorities. Luckily, there are a number of good options for you to choose from. First of all, consider these heating systems:
In many cases, heat pumps are considered to be one of the most efficient types of heating systems that you could acquire for your home. First of all, this heating system can capture heat and move it from place to place, making the heat left in the summer to provide a means for cooling. It also is adept at bringing the heat in from the outdoors in the winter to make your home warm and inviting even in the midst of a D.C. snowstorm. The heating process of a heating pump will see a liquid refrigerant be facilitated back and forth between the interior and exterior of your home, making it release the heat once inside your home.
Geothermal heat pumps work by utilizing the soil by your home or a nearby body of water to use of the source of heat. They capture the heat from within these elements and then release the heat with the aid of a series of pipes that are buried below the ground. This system is efficient because it is often hotter underground. This system can often even cut heating bills by a 70 percent margin.
Furnaces are available in three different forms, including gas, oil and electric. If you decide to go this route, the best thing you can do when purchasing a furnace is to check the AFUE rating of the model. This will tell you how much of the energy in the fuel is going to convert into usable fuel to heat your home.
The final heating option is a bit less common but it still can be utilized fairly often. Simply put, a residential boiler works by heating water in your home and then converting it into heat. Generally, you want to look for a residential boiler with an AFUE rating of 90 or higher. 95 is ideal.
Of course, the elephant in the room would be in considering which system to choose. That is of course your call, but we here at Glenmont HVAC know that whatever system you choose we are dedicated to ensuring it runs well. Whether your system is a heat pump, furnace or boiler, we have the knowledge needed to keep it running well. Consider these maintenance steps:
Glenmont HVAC’s technicians can effectively seal the cracks and opening in your home, significantly cutting down on heating bills.
The technicians at Glenmont can re-do your insulation, which will keep your heat in your home and also make a difference in your costs.
Glenmont HVAC can seal the duct and help air move more effectively in your Maryland home.
Does this knowledge and service sound appealing to you? If so, call Glenmont HVAC today and we will be happy to give you an inspection and estimate on the best ways to maintain your heating system!