The most common heating system in Kerrville, TX homes is probably the furnace. With proper maintenance, furnaces can last a long time. They are one of the most powerful, cost-effective heating systems available in the residential market today. They are not the only option out there though. While this traditional heating system may work for one home, you may find that another would be a better fit for yours. In a state that experiences cold temperatures for a few short months, it’s only natural that you want to invest in a heating system that will give you the most for your money. We’ve highlighted 3 alternatives to traditional heating systems below.
Heat pumps are similar to air conditioners in that they transfer thermal energy from one place to another. During the summer, a heat pump draws heat from the indoor air and circulates it through a home’s air ducts, releasing it outdoor. However, during the winter, this process reverses and the heat is removed from outdoor air and released indoors. A heat pump can replace both a furnace and a central air conditioning unit, making it a viable option for your heating needs.
These systems are often known as a ground source heat pump. Rather than using ambient outdoor air like a traditional heat pump does, geothermal systems use the ground temperature, which remains constant year-round. Geothermal systems do require a heat pump set up with ductwork, similar to a traditional heat pump. The Environmental Protection Agency calls these systems very eco-friendly, stating that they have the ability to save homeowners significant money in energy costs.
If you don’t already have ductwork in your home, a ductless system could be ideal. This system works with multiple, compact air handlers that are installed directly within the living space. Rather than using ductwork, a conduit links the indoor units to an outdoor compressor/condenser. This conduit contains the power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing, and condensate drain. This makes ductless heating much more compact than a traditional heating system.
To learn more about the various heating systems available and what will best fit your needs, contact D’Spain Sales & Service today.