Why Heat My Home with a Furnace?

furnaceHeating our homes is serious business here in the northeast. Our winters are cold. Dangerously cold, if you don’t have a reliable heating system in place.  A reliable heating system isn’t really enough if you ask us, though. You need the ideal heating system for your particular needs. That doesn’t mean you need the perfect heating system. There is no perfect,  one-size-fits-all option out there.

But the furnace certainly comes pretty close.

There are many reasons for the popularity of furnaces in New Hampshire. That’s what we’re going to get into today. Before we do, one quick reminder. You absolutely must schedule your furnace services with skilled, trained professionals. You want to heat your home reliably, effectively, and safely, and doing so means that you need to work with pros you can trust. The fact that you are reading this means you’ve already accomplished that first step!

They’re Affordable

Any heating system is going to be a substantial investment for most homeowners. However, the furnace is a relatively affordable option if you’re investing in a new heater. By weighing your options carefully and making decisions about features, efficiency ratings, etc., you can almost certainly find the right furnace for your budget.

While other systems, such as boilers, offer their own benefits, they can come at a higher cost initially. A boiler can eliminate potential issues that furnaces encounter, like duct leaks causing inefficiency. But they are also more complex installations, and that is reflected in the initial price your paying for your system and having it installed.

They Share Ductwork

Do you have air ducts in your home already, because you use a central air conditioning system? Then a furnace is a good option to consider, if you’re not already using one. Why? Because heating systems and air conditioners don’t need their own unique ductwork. They can share it.

If your home doesn’t have ductwork, the installation in an existing property can be a sizable project. However, homes with existing ductwork can have other forced air systems installed/replaced pretty straightforwardly. Of course, you’ll want older ductwork evaluated to ensure that it is still in great working condition.

They Work Fast!

Many homeowners swear by boilers, and they can’t be swayed. We understand the sentiment, but we also know that every system has its pros and cons. Boilers are very reliable, they last a long time, and radiant heating does produce exceptional comfort. However, it is not as quick a heating process as forced air heating.

When you use a furnace to heat your home, you’re really just heating air and then blowing that heated air throughout the house until desired temps are met. With a boiler, you’re heating water, circulating water, transferring heat from that water to the floors, to other objects, etc. Comfortable? Very! Fast? Not so much.

If you have any questions about your home heating options, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Contact HB Energy Solutions for all your energy needs. HB Energy Solutions delivers peace of mind.

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