If you are trying to choose how to cool and heat your home, you have many choices to make. Your best choice is an HVAC unit, however. Not only can it keep you and your family comfortable in your home no matter what the temperature is outside, it has many other benefits.
An HVAC unit is placed outside your home so it takes up no space inside. If you currently use window mounted air conditioners, they are not only noisy when they are running, but they take up space in your windows, and you will not have use of the windows. This means you cannot open them to let in fresh air any time you like.
If you use space heaters to supplement your heating, they take up space in the room. You will likely have to use more than one heater to heat your entire home. These space heaters can also be dangerous, as they account for 80% of home heating fire deaths each year.
Many units are not very large, so they will not take up a lot of space outside either.
Many HVAC units are built to be energy efficient. Newer models use much less energy, but still heat and cool your home quickly. Another way to be energy efficient is to install a zoned heating and cooling system. This allows you to cool and heat only the rooms that you want. For example, you will not need to keep a room that you never use heated or cooled.
This type of system breaks your home into zones, with each zone controlled separately using a thermostat. The HVAC contractor will install dampers in the duct work, which are small valves that control where the cooled and heated air flows throughout your house. If you want more heat or cool air in a room, simply adjust the thermostat for that room. Cooling and heating only certain rooms in your home can save you money in your energy bills, and your unit will not have to work as hard to keep your entire home at the same temperature all the time.
Talk with an HVAC contractor like Classic Heating And Cooling about installing a new HVAC unit for your home. They can help you choose the best one for you, as well as the right size unit. They can explain to you the different features they have, and answer any other questions you may have.Share