Perhaps you’re building your dream home from the ground up, and it’s time to install the heating and cooling system. Maybe you’re a longtime homeowner who wants to replace your current system that’s not as energy-efficient as it once was. Before calling your local HVAC contractor, there are various options to consider, such as forced hot air and hot water baseboard heat. Below, learn about each system to see which will work best for your home.
Forced Hot Air
Forced hot air systems carry warm air through ductwork to heat a space. Their furnaces are usually centrally located within a residence and rely on return and supply ducts to remove air, heat it, and push it back into the home. These systems use gas and electric furnaces and are the only units equipped for heating and cooling use. Forced-air options are also ideal for homes with pre-existing ductwork that deliver warm air throughout interior spaces quickly.
Other benefits that this heating and cooling system provides include affordability, longevity, and energy efficiency. Forced-air units offer lower operating costs and last up to 30 years, unlike boilers and heat pumps. They also enjoy high AFUE, or annual fuel utilization efficiency ratings, up to 99%. Heating and cooling systems above 90% are considered energy-efficient. Routine filter replacements help maintain efficiency and indoor air quality.
Hot Water Baseboard Heat
These systems send water heated by boilers through baseboard heaters to maintain comfortable internal temperatures. As they are more efficient than electric baseboard heaters, hot water versions exclusively heat the rooms they’re in instead of whole homes to save energy and money.
Hot water systems offer consistent warmth because their boilers keep the liquid hot to help you enjoy a pleasant temperature without cranking the thermostat. And while forced-air units include safety switches that prevent carbon monoxide and other toxic fumes from entering your home, hot water baseboard heating systems eliminate toxicity threats entirely by using water only.
Discuss your heating needs with the HVAC contractors at Ade Heating and Cooling, Inc. in Forked River, NJ, to enjoy a comfortable and energy-efficient residence this winter. The family-owned heating and cooling company offers 24/7 services and over 30 years of experience serving central and southern New Jersey. Call (609) 693-6050 today to schedule an appointment or review the latest special offers online. Get the latest heating and cooling tips on Twitter.
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