When it comes to general service questions, HVAC techs have heard it all. But one of the most common things customers worry about is choosing the right heating system for their home. Here is some info on two options to help you make the right choice.
A heat pump is a great choice in the mild climate we live in for a number of reasons. First of all, it can be used year-round since it heats in the winter and cools in the summer, which makes them convenient and space saving. Second, heat pumps are efficient and use much less energy than a traditional furnace.
The downside to a heat pump is that they’re more expensive to purchase and install than a furnace. They’re also geared toward mild winters, so if there are particularly cold days, they might not keep your house as warm as you’d like it.
Gas furnaces are durable, with an average life expectancy of about 20 years, and they are reliable and can keep your home warm even on the coldest days. They blow heat through a duct system and into the rooms in your home. They are more budget-friendly to install than heat pumps but they do use more energy and fuel in the long run.
The downside to a gas furnace is its need for ductwork to distribute warmed air. If your house already has a duct system, than it’s no problem, but if it doesn’t than installing ducts can be an added expense.
Choosing the right heating system for your home can be a bit confusing, but comparing the pros and cons of the options available can help clarify your decision. For help making the right choice, and for any other general service questions about your heating system, locate and contact a McCall’s dealer near you.