A new heating system can help increase your energy efficiency, improve comfort and provide you with a reliable performance. But to make sure you install a system that fits you and your home, it’s important to take a few critical steps. Since 1979, Roznovak has provided residential heating services in Austin, TX, and our expert technicians have installed all kinds of heating systems. If you are ready for a new heating system, call us today!
Step 1: Type of System
There are so many options available to homeowners when it comes to choosing a new heating system that it can be overwhelming. One of the best ways to manage this is to understand what types of systems are available and the basics of how they work. Roznovak carries the following types of systems:
- Furnaces – gas and electric
- Heat pumps
- Geothermal systems
- Ductless systems
Each of these systems can effectively heat your home, but each heats differently. Furnaces are one of the most common and traditional types of heating systems, commonly using gas, oil, propane or electricity to heat your home. Heat pumps don’t generate heat at all; instead, they transfer heat from one area to another. Geothermal systems harness that natural, steady temperature of the Earth below the frost line to heat your home, and ductless systems use heat pump technology to heat and cool your home without the use of air ducts.
Step 2: Sizing
Too often, we hear that all you need to know to buy a properly-sized heater is the square footage of your home; this is not true. To accurately calculate the heat load for your home, you need to factor in your home’s orientation, daytime heat gain, the type and number of windows and doors you have, insulation levels, floor plan, number of occupants and number of rooms. It is a complex calculation, and one that a trained technician can help you with.
Step 3: Fuel Type
The most commonly-used fuel types for heating systems are natural gas, oil and electricity, but you can also use propane, solid fuels and solar energy. Some households do not have access to all fuel types, so this is something to be aware of when selecting a new heating system.
Taking these steps before choosing and installing a heating system helps ensure that you select a system that will provide you and your family with many years of warmth and comfort. If you need help deciding what system best fits with your home, take advantage of our Roznovak residential heating services and schedule an appointment with one of our specialists today.