The summertime is the perfect time for you to consider your heating options for the winter. You may be looking into getting a new heat system because your old one is at the end of its lifespan. But with so many different options available, you may be wondering which one to choose. We will help you explore the different heating options available so you can choose the best one to meet your needs. Below are heating options you can use to keep warm this winter.
1. Consider a Heat Pump
You may be unfamiliar with the term “heat pump,” but it’s a type of heater you can use in your home. This device collects heat from the outside air and turns it into warm air to heat your house. The warmer air moves through evaporators in the ceiling or wall, turning it into cool water that leaves through vents. Depending on the type of heat pump you buy, it could be connected to your furnace or directly to your home’s heating system. You can replace your existing furnace with a heat pump by installing an auxiliary unit.
2. Use a Tankless Water Heater
A tankless water heater has a large tank buried in a hole in the ground. The water is heated by a large electric burner that sits on top of the tank. This system provides hot water when you need it through an efficient, small space-saving design that makes it easy to install and maintain. You can use solar energy to heat water using a solar hot water system. It is most effective during sunny months.
3. Get Some Insulation
Insulating your home’s foundation, attic, and walls is the simplest way to keep your home warm this winter. Insulation will keep heat inside your home and help block cold air from entering your home. Your furnace will have a tough time heating a home with little insulation Therefore, you should install insulation, especially if you live in a below-freezing zone. When you install new insulation throughout your home, you will increase the efficiency of your heating system which will make your bills less expensive.
4. Install a Solar Water Heater
A solar water heater is a small machine that sits under your kitchen sink. It heats the water that goes into your home’s hot water tank, then heats the tank. The heat-producing elements are located on the roof of your house, so this is not a portable system. An electrician can install a solar water heater if you feel uncomfortable doing the installation yourself.
5. Use an Oil or Gas Heater
Another heating option to consider is the oil or gas heater. An oil or gas water heater will use fuel to heat your home. Typically, oil heaters cost less than gas heaters. However, with oil heaters, you’ll get less efficiency and pay more in fuel cost than if you opt for a gas heater.
6. Get Some Space Heaters
Space heaters are portable machines that give off warm air in one or two rooms. There are different price ranges for space heaters. Typically, using a space heater can affect the air quality in the room, and they also don’t warm up your entire home as a central heating system. However, they do make it easier to stay warm in a small space.
7. Use Convection Heaters
Convection heaters are the most common type of heater you’ll find. The heating elements sit in the fireplace or on the floor of your home. The heat from the elements warms the air around them, which then heats your home. They’re safe, inexpensive, and easy to install.
8. Get a Fireplace or Wood-Burning Stove
With a fireplace or wood-burning stove, you will need to build a fire, which can be challenging to do. The heat produced from a fireplace or wood-burning stove offers little control of the desired temperature. The room with the fireplace or stove tends to get warmer than other areas of the house. However, can enjoy the ambient glow from the fireplace.
9. Install a Ceiling Fan
You can use a ceiling fan in your home during winter. It makes heating and even cooling more efficient because it circulates the air. With a ceiling fan, you can control the direction of the blades to force warm air downward into the room. Some ceiling fans come with remote control, making it easy to keep the room comfortable with one press of a button.
10. Use an Electric Furnace
An electric furnace uses electricity as fuel to heat your home. Many people opt for an electric furnace due to its convenience. While these furnaces are highly efficient electricity can be a more expensive heating option.
11. Use an Electric Coil Heater
Electric coil heaters are smaller than space heaters, but they can be used in any room. This type of heater uses electricity to generate energy that fuels its heating elements. They are efficient, easy to install, and are a viable option if you want to upgrade your home’s heating system.
12. Get an Electric Blanket
Electric blankets keep you warm and cozy. It has the same effect as the woodstove. Electric blankets use low voltages and currents to heat up and distribute the heat evenly across your body. You can adjust how high or low you want your blanket to be so that you can stay comfortable all night long.
13. Install Baseboard Radiators
Baseboard radiators are efficient and cost-effective for heating a home. They don’t require much maintenance and can be installed in any size room. You can buy them at any home improvement store and install them yourself, but it is best to consult with a technician to avoid making mistakes. Sometimes, it is better to leave this type of installation to a professional who is experienced in working with different fittings, especially if the walls in your home are not standard widths.
14. Use a Dehumidifier or Humidifier
A dehumidifier removes water from the air, whereas a humidifier increases the moisture in the air. These devices can help you regulate your indoor temperature, keeping your home warmer or cooler. Today, you can opt to have these devices installed into your HVAC system, so you don’t have portable machines taking up space in your home.
15. Consider Using Infrared heaters
Infrared heaters are an excellent way to warm up the air. They decrease the temperature in one place with infrared energy, then send that energy elsewhere in the room. These types of heaters are safe for people and pets.
A heating source is extremely important to have in the winter for your home. Our team is ready to help you keep your home comfortable with the right heating system. Reach out to us for more information about the different types of heating we offer. We also offer furnace installation and repair, AC repair and installation, and electrical services.
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