If you’re like many homeowners, your electricity bill probably takes a sizable chunk out of your monthly budget. One of the easiest ways to cut your power usage during cold seasons is to install a more efficient heating system. But what is the most efficient type of heating? This blog discusses the advantages of different systems, but each home is unique and there’s no one-size-fits-all heating system. To find out which heating system is right for your needs, contact Gold Star Services to schedule an assessment.
Our professional HVAC technicians will make an honest recommendation based on your budget, the size and structure of your home, and other factors.
What Is the Most Efficient Type of Heating?
Different types of heaters have their advantages and disadvantages, and their efficiency can be impacted by factors such as fuel costs and the layout of your home. Here are some of the most common types of heating systems used in Delaware:
- Furnaces: furnaces blow heated air through a duct system by using natural gas, oil, or electricity. Furnaces are one of the most common types of heating systems used in Delaware. Although their cost-effectiveness is impacted by their fuel costs, furnaces may be the most efficient option for many homeowners in our area. If you already have an older furnace system, an HVAC professional from Gold Star Services can assess it and may be able to recommend ways to increase its efficiency.
- Boilers and radiant heating systems: boilers heat water using natural gas, oil, or electricity. The heat is moved into the home through radiators, baseboards, or aluminum panels. Boilers can be as efficient as furnaces, but may be more expensive to install. One energy-efficient feature is that the heat can usually be controlled from room to room, so energy doesn’t need to be used to heat the entire house at once. Like furnaces, the efficiency of some boilers can be improved with the help of an HVAC technician.
- Heat pumps: heat pumps absorb heat from outside sources (usually the air or the ground) and transfer it inside. Heat pumps are often more expensive to install than other types of heating systems, but they are highly energy efficient in temperate climates and are healthy for the environment. However, they can be strained in extreme temperatures, and become inefficient when the ambient temperature is below 32 degrees. This means that heat pumps may not be the best choice for homes that experience very cold winters and extreme temperature swings.
Contact Gold Star Services Today to Discuss Your Heating System Needs!
Choosing which type of heating system to install, or how to improve the efficiency of your existing system, can be a big decision for homeowners. The experts at Gold Star Services can assess your particular home and provide personalized recommendations. If you need heating system repair, replacement, installation or maintenance, call the pros at Gold Star Services. Call us today at 302-376-7677 to schedule a visit, or request a free estimate.