Getting a new heating system for your home is a decision that includes countless choices to make. Many people spend countless hours scouring the internet for information about the qualities they want for their new system. The entire process can be long and confusing, which is why many people also end up with the wrong heating unit for their home. Here are four guidelines that will help you have an easy time choosing and installing a new unit.
Decide the Correct Unit Size for Your Needs
The size of the heating unit is what determines the length and quality of the service it will give you. Many people make the mistake of thinking that a large unit automatically means that the furnace will heat up the home excellently. However, you cannot accurately choose a unit size unless you weigh your home's heating needs. Start by inviting a heating contractor into your home to assess your home's size in square footage, the position of the windows, ceiling, and insulation. The assessment can help them determine the ideal size of a furnace to efficiently heat your home.
Compare the Furnace Systems in the Market
Most people get confused with the furnace selection process because of the countless models on the market. Split systems have a condensing unit, furnace, and coil that sits on top of the furnace. On the other hand, the central heating system has ductwork that delivers heat all over your building. You can also choose a package system with a heating and cooling component in the outdoor unit. It is advisable to get a competent HVAC technician to determine the best unit for your needs.
Compare the Unit's Fuel Source
You should also think about the fuel source for your heating system before installing it in your home. The most common sources include electricity and gas. Gas furnaces are the most popular with people because they are easily available, and gas is easy to connect in any part of the country. On the other hand, the electric furnace will be a reliable option in places where it is hard to access oil or natural gas. A third alternative is oil, but it is rarer than the other two alternatives. Choose the system whose heat source you can access and afford at all times.
These are simple considerations to bear in mind when selecting a home heating system. Speak to an HVAC company, such as Alexander Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, CO, INC., to assist you with the unit selection and installation.