What Are My Heating Options?
Chances are that you would not be living in Las Vegas at all if you did not like the dry, hot weather that we experience for much of the year. While the extremely hot heat of our summers definitely overshadows the relatively mild winter weather that we have around here, it is nonetheless critical that you have a great heater installed in your home. When it comes to outstanding heating in Las Vegas, Goettl Air Conditioning Las Vegas is the company to trust.
Today we are going to explore some of your home heating options with you. While winters may be mild, you still want to be certain that you’re able to heat your home effectively and efficiently for its duration. Don’t put up with an iota of discomfort or dissatisfaction with your heating system just because you rushed the system selection process. Keep the following information in mind, and don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your heating options further.
While some homeowners may find furnaces a bit excessive in this area, the fact is that the furnace is still the most popular home heating system out there. It’s not difficult to understand why this is, either. After all, furnaces may run on natural gas, propane, and electricity, meaning that they can fit a lot of home’s fuel needs. Their heating and distribution of air means that the furnace can bring up temperatures in homes promptly, too. They do require air ducts in able to function, but can share the same ductwork as a central AC—which is obviously a pretty common parts of homes out here.
Not interested in using air ducts to heat your home? Then why not use a ductless mini split system, instead? Ductless mini splits offer heating via heat pump technology, which means that they can both heat and cool homes. The heating is especially efficient, too, since no new heat is generated. Instead, heat pumps make use of ambient heat in the air outside. Ductless mini splits further boost efficiency by eliminating the risk of duct leaks and allowing for simple zone control, as well.
Dual Fuel Systems
A dual fuel system combines both a heat pump and a gas furnace. Why invest in a furnace if you have a heat pump anyway? Security. While modern heat pumps will almost certainly be effective throughout our heating season, they can lose some efficiency when temperatures dip too low. By including a gas furnace in the system, a dual fuel system gives you a second option that will run automatically when it is the more efficient option.
Like the sound of transferring heat from the air outside into your home for very affordable comfort, but not sure that a dual fuel system is necessary or that you want to use ductless mini splits? Then simply opt for a standard air-to-air heat pump. This system looks just like a central AC, doubles as a heater and a cooling system, and uses just one set of ductwork.
G-O-E-T-T-L it’ll keep you cool but it’s hard to spell.