01. Everything You Need to Know About Furnace Heating Systems
Ever wondered how a furnace actually works? They heat air and use a blower motor to disperse warm air throughout your home via air ducts and vents in the walls, ceilings, and floors.
Furnaces can run using electricity, gas, oil, or propane.
Furnaces are more common than boilers because the energy bill is typically lower with a furnace than with a boiler.
Pros and Cons of Furnace Heating Systems
If you have an older system and the pilot light is out, you can usually relight the flame on your own. If you continue to experience issues with the flame that just won’t burn, you should call for help from an HVAC professional.
If you have a newer heating system and the pilot light won’t stay on, despite how many times you relight with the ignition, you can trust an HVAC expert to diagnose and repair the issue for you.
Heating air is less efficient than heating water
Furnaces are louder because they move air through your home
Less heat consistency – some rooms may be hotter or cooler than others
Reduced air quality – because furnaces blow air, they also blow dust, dirt, allergens, and bacteria
Typically less expensive than a boiler
No risk of leaking hazards because they don’t contain water
Furnaces do not freeze because they don’t contain water
Quicker installation process than a boiler – furnace installation usually only requires a few hours
02. A Powerful Alternative to Furnaces
You may not be familiar with heat pumps. They are made up of an indoor and outdoor unit, and they operate just like an air conditioning system – except they also have the technology to warm your home as well.
Heat pumps extract heat from the home and move it outdoors during the summer, then reverse the process to warm your home during winter.
Pros and Cons of Heat Pump HVAC Systems
Heat pumps are a versatile, energy efficient choice for your space. This system works year-round, keeping your home warm in the winter and cool during the summer.
Low operating costs, which means lower energy bills
Offers heating and cooling technology in one system
Reduces your carbon footprint
Longer installation because they consist of both indoor and outdoor units
Not entirely carbon neutral as they rely on electricity to operate
03. Why Choose a Mini Split HVAC System?
Ductless systems can be easily installed anywhere in your home. These systems are great for additions and renovations, providing comfort at the perfect temperature all year long, no matter the season.
These electric systems are incredibly efficient, using up to 40% less energy to keep your home at your desired temperature.
Pros and Cons of Ductless Mini Split HVAC Systems
The Mitsubishi ductless mini split air conditioning and heating system is the #1 selling ductless heating and cooling system in the United States.
Technology for both heating and cooling
Comes in many shapes and sizes: wall-mounted, ceiling-recessed, floor-mounted, and horizontal-ducted
Control your system wirelessly from anywhere, anytime
Mini split systems are incredibly energy efficient because there is no energy lost to ducts
Great option for both home and business owners – ductless systems are great for commercial properties like hotels, motels, and medical centers
Some prefer furnaces and boilers because they are typically hidden in closet or back rooms
In some cases, mini split systems are more expensive than traditional forced air units