Considerations When Choosing a Heating System
When you’re in need of a heating installation, you’ll have to sort through a lot of options. There are boilers, geothermal, ductless, mini-split, heat pumps and furnaces to heat your home. At Amarillo Air Conditioning, we’re the go-to team to install any type of new heating system. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when choosing the right one for your home.
Type of Fuel
There are gas and electric heating systems. If your home doesn’t have natural gas, propane may be an option to power a furnace. Electricity powers furnaces and heat pumps. Gas-powered systems tend to need more frequent heating repair in Amarillo, TX.
Heat pumps are rated with the HSPF system. Look for a HSPF of 10 or higher. Furnaces use the AFUE energy efficiency rating system. Look for a furnace with an AFUE rating of 95% or better. You could also choose a heating system with the Energy Star certification. They’re 30% more efficient than systems without this certification.
Cost to Operate
In addition to the cost to install the heating system, consider its cost to operate. Gas and electricity rates fluctuate. Read the manufacturer’s literature to learn about its operating costs.
Lifespan and Maintenance Needs
A gas-powered heating system lasts for about 20 years, and an electric-powered system has a lifespan of about 25 years. You can reach these lifespans by scheduling regular heating maintenance. Between tune-ups, be sure to check and replace the system’s air filter.
Amarillo Air Conditioning is the trusted provider of heating services. We’re always available to explain the features of different types of heating systems.
To learn more about the factors you should consider for a new home heating system, give us a call.
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