Getting the ideal heating and cooling system to handle the local weather conditions can be a challenge.
Depending on where you live, the outdoor weather and air quality might be extreme. The heating and cooling system you choose impacts everything from budget and your carbon footprint to health and comfort. The first step is research. You want to go online and look at the different options for heating and cooling. There are a wide range of choices with different drawbacks and benefits. With all the features offered with the various heating and cooling system technology, it can be overwhelming. For instance, if you reside in a warmer climate, you might want to consider central air conditioner or a heat pump. If your climate tends to be extremely cold during the Winter, you’ll need something that can handle the lower temperatures. A heat pump will struggle to keep up. You might be interested in a boiler and radiant floors. Although there is no capacity for cooling, radiant floors keep running costs low. The equipment is concealed beneath the floor and the heat is spread evenly. The warmth rises very slowly, with no drafts or stratification, and allows lower thermostat settings. Plus, with radiant floors, it’s very easy to set up zoned conditioning. If you’re hoping to install a combination of heating and cooling and need to handle severe weather, a forced air furnace and central air conditioner might be the way to go. For older homes, installing ductwork isn’t always possible. A high velocity HVAC system is the answer. These system utilize narrow, flexible ducts that can be inserted into the walls without teardown or damage.