Which one is right for you depends on your home, your budget, and how much you want to spend up front to save in the end.
Traditional HVAC systems were typically designed to heat large places all at once. With so many options now available for innovative HVAC thermostats and zoning, it can leave homeowners wondering what will best keep their home heated and cooled in the most effective and efficient manner possible.
Which one is right for you depends on your home, your budget, and how much you want to spend up front to save in the end. There are many different systems that you can use, depending on where your house is located and which systems are available in your area to help you keep your home the perfect temperature at the perfect price.
Natural Gas Systems
HVAC systems that are operated with natural gas create their own heat through burning that natural gas at the source. Sometimes in remote places, natural gas is the only option. If you are going to use a natural gas system, it is an affordable option for both cold and hot weather climates. Natural gas systems might not burn as efficiently or as inexpensively as other options, but they are low-maintenance and work to provide consistent heating and cooling for the entire house.
The latest trend in HVAC systems is infrared technology combined with either hot water or insulated wiring systems. Hot water systems are piped throughout the floor of the house. Insulated wiring systems are more flexible and can go anywhere. For allergy sufferers, radiant heat is one of the best ways to move air around the home without recirculating allergens, and the water systems are highly cost-effective.
The most energy-efficient systems are transference systems. They don’t use heat to circulate the home. They use a heat pump to pump heat, and the air conditioner works automatically. They work by pulling the hot air out of the house and pull warm air from outside into the house. The only disadvantages to heat pumps are that they aren’t all that consistent in cold weather regions and the initial costs can be significant.
How to Size Your System
HVAC systems are designed according to the size of the commercial or residential space that they are used to heat and cool. The facility’s cubic feet is the greatest determination of which heating and cooling system will be most efficient and economical. If the system is too large for a complex, then it will continually go on and off, increasing the operating costs in the long run. If it is too small, it will run continuously, putting both wear and tear on the system and costing a lot to operate.
HVAC Contractor St Louis
If you are either considering upgrading your HVAC system or you are building a new structure, getting the guidance of an experienced St. Louis HVAC contractor is the best way to ensure that you have the right operating system for your residence or business. Taking into consideration costs up front and the cost of operation throughout the life of the structure, an experienced St. Louis HVAC contractor should be capable of designing the perfect heating and cooling system for your individual needs.
Hely Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving the St. Louis and Jefferson County areas since 1969. Call us today at (636) 305-9555 or fill out our online contact form.
We have the skills and tools needed to cover everything from a new installation to yearly maintenance and repair work, large and small.