Keeping your home warm during the winter months is a must. Not only is cold weather uncomfortable for your family, but it can also be dangerous for the various components of your home, like your water pipes. When determining the right heating system for you, there are many different options to assess.
The first of these options is the furnace. This is the most widely utilized residential heating option throughout the country. A furnace works by burning fuel to create warmth in the air. This air is then circulated throughout a home via a blower fan and ductwork with registers. Furnaces can run on natural gas, propane, or oil.
Baseboard heaters are long metal boxes that run along the bottom of a wall in each room of a home. These baseboard heaters are hardwired to the electrical panel in your home. Each room’s baseboard will be connected to its own thermostat, so you can enjoy zone heating. Due to the cost of electricity, this tends to be more on the expensive side.
Wood and Pellet Stoves
If you’re looking for a cheaper heating option, you may want to utilize a wood or pellet stove. This type of stove burns fuel to create heat in the air. You can position a blower near the stove to transport the heated air throughout the ducting in your home. Pellet stoves typically need to be refilled every day. Wood stoves should be tended to multiple times throughout the day.
An increasingly popular type of heating system, especially in mild-climate regions of the country, is the heat pump. Instead of creating heat, this system simply transfers heat. It will take heat from the air, ground, or water outside and transport it inside of your home. These can be connected to ducting or ductless mini-split units.
Your Local Heating System Professionals
J.J. Agnello Heating & Air Conditioning Inc provides professional heating system installation, repair, and maintenance services in the Erie, PA, area. We’re also here for all of your cooling, fireplace, indoor air quality, and duct cleaning needs. Contact us today to request your next appointment.