When it comes to buying a new heater, you have a variety of options to choose from. Maybe your current heater isn’t serving your heating needs as well as you had hoped. Or maybe it’s working just fine but you want to know what else is out there. Either way, our team can help when you need heater installation in Wentzville, MO.
You can keep reading to learn more about your options for a whole house heater. Then, give our team a call to schedule your in-home assessment so that we can help you choose the best heater to fit your family and home.
One of the most standard heating options is a furnace. Furnaces come in gas and electric models so you can select a unit that works best for your home and family. Both gas and electric furnaces have their own unique pros and cons. Electric furnaces are considered nearly 100% energy efficient because they do not lose any energy in the process of creating heat. 100% of the energy used by the system goes toward creating heat.
With a gas furnace, some of the energy gets lost during the combustion process and doesn’t actually contribute to creating heat. However, gas furnaces may still cost less to operate for the simple fact that they are so effective at creating heat and warming your home up very quickly compared to an electric furnace. For you, the choice may come down to whether or not you have gas available in your home.
A heat pump works completely differently from the way a furnace does. Instead of producing heat, a heat pump transfers it into your home from outside. It works very similar to how an air conditioner works. In fact, it’s the same operation but in reverse.
A heat pump is essentially an air conditioner that has some additional components allowing it to reverse the direction of refrigerant to heat your home. One potential downside with a heat pump is that it may not warm up your home as much as you want on the coldest days of the year. The colder it is outside, the less heat there is in the air to transfer into your home.
Ductless heating offers the added benefit of being both heating and cooling all in one system just like a heat pump. In this case, ductless units do not need a network of ducts located in your attic or basement to channel air throughout your home. Instead, these are installed in individual rooms of your home and 100% of the heat created blows directly into your home instead of getting potentially lost in a network of ducts as it could with a more traditional forced air system like the ones we listed above.
Some homeowners see their energy costs cut by as much as half when they switch to a ductless unit. But you do have to consider that ductless HVAC systems are more expensive to install upfront – and sometimes significantly so.
Warm People, Cool Ideas, Quality Solutions. Give our team at Swiss Air Heating and Cooling a call today to schedule an appointment for heater installation service.