Heating Options for Cold Weather


Do the Fall and Winter months have your toes freezing yet?

A central heating system for your valuable home is the most important tool in providing a defense against the cold weather which we see from the two seasons we experience most years. If you choose the right central heating and cooling system, you can defend the outside elements well, decrease the cost of your overall power bill while increasing the efficiency of your overall heating and cooling unit. As a homeowner, it is exciting having options to explore and think about when it comes to providing comfort within the home to those you care about.

Homeowner’s Heating Options

Let’s talk about a few of the homeowner’s options when deciding what type of heating you want to provide your home. One is natural gas, and it is by far the most common technology used; however, you might want to consider electric as both options will heat your home well and are cost efficient.

Depending on the geographical location, the type of option may vary as some communities may prefer electric over natural gas as others may prefer additional options such as heat pump or boiler systems. Some may even choose to explore geothermal heating depending on technology advances, research, manufacturer, size of house, and heating area.

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Heating and Cooling Systems provide Homes Safety and Security

The heating and cooling system in your home is one of the most important and complex systems as it provides safety and security against the outside elements and can be dangerous to your health if it does not operate correctly or fails to operate. For example, if a big snow storm drops ten to twenty inches of snow on us over night and your heating system goes down (fails) with sub-zero temperatures, you or a loved one could become very uncomfortable and face a dangerous health situation due to the elements of the cold. As you can see, it’s critical that homeowners think ahead, explore the best options, understand the basics of their heating and cooling system, the types of maintenance available for optimum performance, warning signs of impending problems with their existing heating system, and when to call a trained HVAC (heating and air conditioning) professional for expert advice and local help.

Calculate your living space for optimal heating

When considering a heating system, it’s helpful to calculate the total square area of the living space or the space you want to heat. Add together the area measurements for all the rooms and spaces on each floor, and use the following formulas:

Note: Most of your living spaces can be divided into three basic shapes: square, rectangle, or triangles.

  • Square/Rectangles: length x width
  • Triangles: (length x width) / 2

Before we go, the last thing to remember is that heating is one of the biggest energy consumers in a home, so homeowners who may be searching for a new furnace or combination of heating and cooling unit, should consider replacing it with a system which provides the following: newest digital technology, energy-efficient, saves money and supports a green environment. All these positive selling points provide enhancements to the homeowner and promote years of enjoyable and comfortable living within the home. On average, a new furnace lasts between fifteen to twenty years, so it’s important to consider all these important factors (selling points) as one is making a big investment into a valued asset (home).

As you consider all these options and important tips regarding a heating system, Mundy’s Heating and Air knows the importance of spending wisely by learning as much as you can about available options as we have worked with our customers for years to help them learn and grow through FAQs (frequently asked questions) and preventive maintenance calls.