Shopping for a new home heating system might seem overwhelming at first. What size, brand, type and efficiency should you choose? What does any of this even mean? After all, it’s not every day that you shop for a home heater or furnace – most of us make an equipment purchase like this only once every 10 years or so and we don’t have much experience. Well, don’t worry, because this guide will make your shopping clear and simple. It will educate you so you can navigate all the jargon with ease and confidence, even if you have no previous knowledge of residential furnaces or heaters. You’ll learn in plain language:
How to choose the right size unit
How to lower your utility bills
What accessories are important to you, and which ones aren’t
What really matters when comparing brands
How to know if installing it yourself is a good idea or not
How to get a great deal from a contractor to install your equipment
Included is an easy shopping checklist to help you keep track of what you’ve learned and what to do next
If you are exploring the heating and cooling options for a new house or looking for ways to reduce your energy bills, you may be considering a heat pump. A heat pump can provide year-round climate control for your home by supplying heat to it in the winter and cooling it in the summer. Some types can also heat water.
In general, using a heat pump alone to meet all your heating needs may not be economical. However, used in conjunction with a supplementary form of heating, such as an oil, gas or electric furnace, a heat pump can provide reliable and economic heating in winter and cooling in summer. If you already have an oil or electric heating system, installing a heat pump may be an effective way to reduce your energy costs.