Picking out the ideal new heating system for your home can actually be a fairly challenging undertaking. And with new technology updating and improving old tech every year the problem only gets harder! Have you been shopping around a bit? Maybe tossing around the idea of a heat pump? Furnace? Need some help deciding which would suit your needs best? Aladdin Air Conditioning & Heating is here to help!
The Ups and Downs of a Heat Pump
If you’re new to heat pumps, there are a few things you need to know. One, these systems operate as both a heating system and a cooling system. Two, a heat pump uses ambient outdoor temperatures to aid and regulate its operation, reducing the amount of energy or fuel they require to get the job done (making them exceptionally energy-efficient). And three, they’re fairly easy to maintain.
Heat pumps give off a less “powerful” heat. If you love the hot blast of a gas furnace, heat pumps can take some getting used to. And finally, heat pumps don’t use natural gas as fuel, but are powered by electricity. This is an eco-friendlier option; however, depending on where you live, this may be more expensive.
Furnace Pros and Cons
Furnaces have been a mainstay in home heating for generations now. And it’s no wonder: they feature a very reasonable purchase and installation cost, they can use gas, oil, or electricity according to what’s available near you, and their raw heating power is virtually unparalleled. When a furnace kicks into gear, you have immediate access to all of the warmth you’ll need to fight off even the worst winter chill. That makes them the go-to for many homeowners in our area.
Typically, furnaces reach lower efficiency ratings when compared to a heat pump, and they have some of the shortest lifespans of any heating system on the market. However, their lower purchase cost and simple maintenance make them a very solid choice.
Which Is Best for My Home?
While we would love to give you a straightforward answer here, the honest answer is it depends. There are tons of factors that come into play when you’re choosing a heating system. The size and layout of your home, your fuel/energy availability, heating preferences, and even more all make it hard to point to a single system. That’s why working with trained heating experts is important when buying and installing a new system. You don’t just want any old system. You want the one that will satisfy your needs best, and consulting with a trusted professional is the best way to ensure you get it.
Comprehensive Heating Services in Ventura County & San Fernando Valley
Are you tired of searching for the perfect heating installation all on your own? With Aladdin AC on your side, you never have to! Our specialists make a point of matching you with the system that works best. We can help you make the right choice while staying on budget and on time.
Contact us today to get in touch with a certified heating professional near you!