There are several types of home heating and cooling systems. The right type of system for your home depends upon the location and size of your house, weather conditions and individual preferences. Although, the basic idea is to heat or cool the house but the process involves either moving the water or air.
One of the most popular heating systems in USA is gas forced system. In this system, the furnace is used to heat the air which is then distributed in the house via a system consisting of fans. When you want to cool the air inside then the same central system will gather the air and pass it through a refrigeration unit. All such systems work efficiently. These days, you can also use a water based system known as Hydronic and this is a hot water system that works on the mechanism that when water is heated and distributed with the help of a radiator system then it emits heat in the rooms. These radiators work efficiently but not that much effective and not suitable for air conditioning.
A comparison among these two types of systems shows that the most suitable system is combination of both the technologies. Discuss your requirements of heating and cooling with a professional home heating and cooling contractor as they assists on the most suitable option.
If however you are living in a small two-story house then it is not necessary to install a full heating system. This is because evidence proves that if ground floor is kept warm then adequate amount of heat go upstairs naturally by stack effect and conduction and gives an acceptable temperature upstairs as well.
These days, you will find different types of unit space heaters as well but the most efficient are the gas wall heaters with balanced flues. Many people consider to heat their homes with electric storage heaters as they are cheap. However, heating entire house by electricity is not at all ecologically sound idea and must be avoided. Electric heaters can be justified only if you have limited use.
So, if you don’t have central heating systems then consider as what is right for you. A realistic assessment of the costs of all types of heating systems helps to make a right decision. People living in big houses and want to keep it warm most of the time should go for a high-efficiency gas central heating system. In case of breakdown or to get the best advice on heating system, you can always consult a professional home heating expert contractors.