Published on March 6, 2014
4 Different Home Heating and Cooling Systems
Building or Renovating? • If you’re building a home, you’ll want the best possible heating and cooling unit for your home. • If you’re renovating, you’ll want an improvement, but you may have to work with the constraints of your current home.
Figure Out What Your Home Needs • Take climate into account. • Upkeep should also be a factor. • Aesthetic value of your home is important.
#1 High-Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC)
#1 High-Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) • Best option for most homes. • Offers hot air when the temperature is low and cold air when the temperature is high. • Energy efficient and convenient to use. • Increases the value of your home.
#2 Window Cooler
#2 Window Cooler • • • • Add-on coolers that sit on your window sill. AC reaches part but not all of the house. Fan function also allows more circulation. Not very aesthetically pleasing, will stick out the window.
#3 Fireplace • • • • • Very effective in heating a room. Provides ambience. Adds decorative value. Choose between gas and wood. Gas gives of less pollution.
#4 Radiator • Common heating apparatus for older homes and large buildings. • Can be part of a central heating system or installed separately. • Can burn if touched when heated. • Works on the principle of convection.
Find Heating & AC for Your Home • If your system is broken, try heating repair first. • Find help if you need an installation.
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