Heating Replacement - Bethlehem, PA
So, you've just bought a new home, and the heat in it isn't quite what you're looking for. Or you love the home you've lived in for years, but it's time for an upgrade. The idea of heating replacement can be intimidating: after all, it's something that has a serious impact on your home and your comfort. You might be wondering about the different kinds of heating systems, the impact construction would have on your home, and about the cost. Here, you'll learn all about the different kinds of heating systems and the pros and cons of each. If you're in Bethlehem, PA, contact Air Professionals for all of your heating system replacement needs.
Types of Heat Replacement Systems
This is a common form of heating. As the name suggests, it relies on water to keep your home toasty in the winter. A central unit heats water up, which is then sent through the home through small hot water pipes. In modern homes, you may find baseboard heating systems or it may be hidden under the floorboards. In more historic homes, cast iron radiators are a common feature. Boiler heating features a warm, steady heat in the winter but does not provide any cooling mechanism for warmer weather. They can run on nearly any energy source and require only occasional maintenance—once a year at most.
Furnace heating works by sending hot air through your home. With furnace heating, you'll have air vents that are necessary for allowing the hot air to travel through your rooms. Furnace heating can be good for people who want an all-in-one solution for heating and cooling, as the fact that it works by blowing air can be a boon in summer, since it enhances air movement. Furnaces require semi-frequent maintenance, as you will want to change the air filters several times per year. The furnace replacement cost is, however, generally only about half of what it costs to replace a boiler.
Ductless Heating Systems
These heating systems generally have an indoor, wall-mounted unit and an outdoor air compressor, and are good options for people who don't want a major remodel. They only require a small hole to be placed through the wall, limiting air leakage. They are perfect for places where you might otherwise put baseboard heating. While they are exceedingly energy efficient, they do cost more upfront than some other systems.
Heat pumps are an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners, and they come in a variety of different types. They use electricity to transfer heat from one location to another, rather than heating air or water to be sent through your home.
Radiant heat systems are placed below the floorboards, evenly heating your home. Radiant heat is silent, provides uniform heat throughout your home, and eliminates the problem of a hot upstairs and a cold downstairs. If your home is not set up for radiant heat, it can be expensive to install, although radiant heating systems can save you up to 25% of your heating costs over time.
Zone control systems
Zone control systems can be installed with varying types of heating systems. They allow you to divide your home into different zones and set individual temperatures for each. Typically, there are a minimum of two zones: one upstairs and one downstairs, though you can set more if you'd like. With a zone control system, you maintain absolute control over the temperature of your home, allowing for both increased comfort and increased savings as you can heat smaller sections of your home individually.
If you are looking for heating replacement, contact Air Professionals Inc. With years of experience serving the Bethlehem, PA community, Air Professionals is well equipped to help you select the right heating system for you and perform the replacement installation.
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