To help keep your home warm and comfortable this winter, make sure that the furnace is well maintained. This can help determine if there are parts or components that should be repaired before you need to use the furnace on a daily basis. With all of the improvements in technology and the HVAC industry over recent years, you now have a lot of options to pick from when it comes to that heat. There have been improvements in the energy efficiency in the heating units and there have also been ways on which you can heat your house for a lot less money. There is a type of furnace to suit every budget and every lifestyle so that a family can stay warm all year long, no matter how cold it gets.
Choices for the Furnace
The traditional style of the furnace was a gas, forced air system. The furnace air was heated with oil, propane or natural gas. These furnaces work very well to heat a home efficiently. In recent years, however, oil and propane became very expensive way to fuel the furnace. Natural gas is still a very affordable option.
A Humidifier might be Recommended
A humidifier might be needed in order for the air to remain at humidity level where there are not shocks being passed back and forth. Dry air also makes it easier to catch colds and viruses, because the mucous membranes are not moisturized and they will fall susceptible to the germs. Humidity in the air at a regulated rate is still a good thing, especially in the cold months. We can also recommend what type of humidifier would benefit your home. This can allow you to have a pleasant and comfortable home when it is colder outside.
Geo-thermal Units are an Option
Another option for heating a home is the geothermal units. These units are becoming more popular as the technology gets better with them. They work year-round to keep the house a consistent temperature. For example, if you set the house at 68 degrees in December, then it will remain 68 degrees all year long until you change it. It could stay that way for years and never be changed. The benefits of this type of system are that uses the ground around the house to insulate the pipes, which keep the house either warm or cold. We can inspect your home to ensure that the yard is large enough to allow this. For people who live in subdivisions with small yards, they cannot opt for one yet because they need more space than what is available. For larger homes, you could opt for a small boiler that is what is usually used in schools or commercial buildings. Water is heated and passes through the systems of the building and the heat from the water radiates out through the coils, which warms the house. We can also help to advise you on the options you have, and what the best system would be for your home. This can help ensure that it is warm when the air starts to turn cool outside.