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Which Heating System Should You Install in Your Home?


Your heating system has gone kaput and it’s time for you to make the decision about a new heating installation in Mandeville. Because you don’t use your heating system as much as your air conditioner, you may be tempted to simply replace it with the same type of system you had before. 

However, by taking some time and doing a bit of research, you may find out that another type of heating system would work better for your home comfort along with both your short-term and long-term budget. Let’s look at the three main types of heating systems that are available in today’s market. 

Central Furnace

The heating power and budget-friendliness of a central furnace are two of its biggest perks. When it comes to choosing a furnace, you’ll need to decide between a gas or electric model. Keep in mind that the cost of electricity and natural gas fluctuate over time–an important factor in how much it’ll cost to run the furnace for as long as you own it.

Although you’ll never have to worry about whether a furnace has the ability to heat your home, with our mild winter weather, some homeowners feel that a furnace is overkill. If you want to replace your air conditioner at the same time, you might be better off going with a heat pump.

You’ll also have to choose how energy-efficient you want your furnace to be. Luckily, you won’t have to put too much thought into this. An extremely energy-efficient furnace with a high AFUE rating isn’t as lucrative here in Louisiana as it is for our neighbors to the north who rely on a furnace for many, many months of the year. You can get away with a less energy-efficient model here.

Ducted Heat Pump

Heat pumps are surging in popularity, especially in areas with climates like ours. That’s because they’re ideal for areas with mild winters and hot summers. 

Although a heat pump costs more than a furnace, keep in mind that you’re getting an air conditioner as well. Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling which allows many homeowners to worry less about their upfront cost. 

Ducted heat pumps have a similar setup to central heating or AC. It’ll rely on your home’s existing duct work to deliver the conditioned air.

Ductless Mini Split

These work just like heat pumps. The real difference is that they don’t rely on air ducts or ductwork. Instead, individual air handler units are installed in the rooms and zones throughout your home. It’s up to you to choose how many are installed and where they go.

Ductless mini splits are perfect for homes that don’t have ductwork or where the air ducts are old, outdated, and have succumbed to a lot of wear and tear. They’ll also eliminate squabbles at the thermostat as your household members can control the temperature of their own rooms and spaces. 

When you need it done right contact Professional Heating & Air.

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