Our initial step towards civilization was the harnessing of fire. Fires are great for roasting smores and the usual campfire shenanigans. Though, for your house, you need a more reliable heating system. A warm and cozy home is part of the charm of the colder weather. A heating system is a necessity. One that you can rely on and is efficient in keeping the house heated without worrying about costs.
There are several options available. The choice can be overwhelming. How do you decide which is the best heating installation for your home? The first step would be to be acquainted with what your needs are. The specific requirements that you have depending on the geography of your location help identify which option makes the most sense and is the most environmentally friendly. It is crucial to know what all your options are. So for simplicity’s sake and not to overwhelm you, let us look at nine different types of heating installations. Some of them will be direct heating systems others will be central heating systems. It is a matter of preference which one is the correct fit for you.
These are probably the most used heating installations. Since they also are highly efficient especially, the newer models. They come in three varieties: electrical, gas, and oil.
The Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating should be compared and contrasted when choosing between furnaces. It should be high, which indicates higher efficiency.
Gas-Fuel space heater
These are floor furnaces run on natural gas, propane, and kerosene. They are portable and do not need a professional to set up. Simple to operate. They have vents and are perfectly safe to use. While more expensive than their alternative unvented gas-fueled heater, their guarantee of safety is worth the extra money saved. Since unvented gas-fueled heaters are at the risk of causing suffocation in the rooms, they are supposed to warm up.
Electric space heater
This option is for smaller rooms. If your home is in an area where it rarely gets cold enough to warrant a heating system, this is a great backup to have. It needs to be plugged into an electric socket to work and unfortunately is not that efficient and could result in higher energy bills. The main benefit it has is its accessibility and ease of use.
These are not the most common options but are still strong candidates to consider. They are like furnaces that have different Annual Fuel Utilization ratings that determine their efficiency. Condensing boilers are the ones with the highest efficiency. There are several fuel options for them. The one environmentally friendly one is the biomass boilers, but there are also oil and gas boilers.
Air Source Heat pump
In regards to efficiency, nothing beats the air source heat pumps. Also, an option that minimizes harm to the environment and maximizes output. It is preferable for environments that do not have cold weather as its efficiency drops as it gets colder than 32 degrees celsius. The principle it works on is a refrigerant capturing the heat from the outside to warm up the inside.
Geothermal heat pump
This option might even have tax credit benefits, something to ask your HPVC provider. It is extremely environmentally friendly as it extracts the heat from underground through the soil or a water source. It allows there to be a standard temperature year around. There is the hassle of the construction and digging involved to install the system, but it pays in the long run.
Reverse cycle air conditioners
They are perfect for smaller rooms. Instead of installing a whole separate system for heating and cooling, you can kill two birds with one stone. This option is affordable. Also has lately been becoming more popular with homeowners, especially in climates where the seasonal weather reigns supreme. They require simple upkeep and maintenance.
Active solar heating
Is your residence in an area that has constant sunlight year around? If yes, then the most obvious choice for a heating installation for your home is the active solar heating option. It can either be a Solar Air heating system or a liquid-based-active solar heating system. Neither electricity nor gas will not be needed for fuel, making them extremely environmentally friendly. Your energy bills will be lowered, offsetting the high cost of their installation.