One drawback to living in a cold environment is that homes need a constant source of heat so that the inhabitants can stay nice and comfortable. No matter if a homeowner buys propane, natural gas, or even wood, heating a home is expensive. Those that live in the north cannot escape this cost, and the only thing that a homeowner can do is choose the most affordable options. Let’s look at the setup and costs of a few different available heating options.
One type of heating system is water based heating. This system involves installing pipes, radiators, and a boiler. A disadvantage for this type of heating system installation in Stockbridge GA is the time it takes to install. It may take several days to install all of the needed equipment depending on the size of the home. Another disadvantage is that radiators are not visually appealing and take up a lot of room.
There are benefits, though. For example, once the cost of installation is over, the actual heating of your home can be done cheaply. A water based heating system is also fairly low maintenance.
A forced air system utilizes a furnace that blows warm air throughout your house using ducts. One con of this system is that installation time is very long because technicians must install ducts in each room and connect them to the furnace. A couple advantages of this type of heater is that the furnace can run on electric, gas, or oil. There is also no need for a chimney with an electric furnace, since ventilation is not a factor. However, the lack of ventilation may cause allergy issues in some homeowners. Like the water based system, a forced air furnace costs more to install, but the price is offset by being able to choose a cheaper heating fuel.
Electric baseboard heating has the cheapest installation costs out of the three options, and an advantage of this system is that units are installed in each room and each room has its own thermostat. Costs can be an issue, though, as this system is fairly expensive to operate, especially when it is really cold outside.
There is no single answer to which heating option is best for your house. Each system has its pros and cons, and finding the right heating installation from Logan Heating & Air will be up to your personal preferences.