Heating System Installation
When it comes to choosing home heating systems in the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area, your options will have a lot to do with the particular dimensions of your home. However, you’ll still have several different varieties of heating systems to choose from and it can be a bit challenging to try and sort through all of the available information to figure out what the best option really is.
When you find yourself in this position, it can be helpful to learn a bit more about each type of heating system out there so that you’ll know what might work best in your particular situation. It’s also a good idea to consult with the professionals at Polar Bear Air Conditioning. We have the experience in new heating system installation because we will likely provide insight you wouldn’t likely come up with on your own.
Forced Air Heating Systems
One option to consider when you’re looking into new home heating systems is some sort of forced air heating system. Forced air systems distribute heated air throughout your home through a series of ducts. They are often paired with a central air conditioning system as well, providing you with year–round comfort.
Some forced air heating systems are powered by gas, while others run on electricity, so the type of energy source available in the area where you live shouldn’t prohibit you from choosing this type of system. These heating systems are also typically more energy efficient than most comparable furnaces, so you can save a good chunk on your monthly energy bills by choosing to go this route.
There are some climates in which forced air heating systems may not be appropriate even if an adequate fuel source is available. For instance, in areas with particularly harsh winters, a forced air heating system might not be able to keep a home heated adequately. However, in more moderate climates, this type of heating system will work just fine.
Furnaces, of course, are another home heating option worth looking into when you’re trying to decide what type of heating system to go with. Gas furnaces are the more popular type of furnace available at the moment. They generally come with an AFUE rating of at least 80% and some can get up as high as 95%. These products stand up well to heavy use, and as long as you maintain them well, they can last a good 15 years or more.
Electric furnaces are another option and many people prefer them to gas–powered models because of the perceived increase in safety. In fact, any safety risk that gas furnaces pose is minimal and electric furnaces are not generally as energy efficient as gas furnaces, and they often cost slightly more to install.
However, electric furnaces do have their own benefits. They run completely silently, so you won’t be bothered by the sound of the heat coming on and off all the time. An electric furnace can also be expected to last a bit longer than a comparable gas model, and it won’t need to be serviced as often either. However, for any type of heating system, it’s always important to keep up with a regular maintenance schedule in order to ensure proper its function and to maintain efficiency.
All Heating Installation Projects, Big and Small
Polar Bear handles all types of heating system installations in the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia area on a regular basis. Our expert installers can put in whatever type of system you choose, and they have experience working on all types and sizes of systems. We can also do new home construction installation as well.
To find out more about the air conditioning units we install, give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you.