What is the best heating system for your Portland home?
Choosing the best heating system for your home can be a daunting task. Is a heat pump better than a furnace? Is gas better than electric? Luckily, Comfort Heating and Cooling will give you a complimentary consultation and estimate. We don’t install just heating equipment, we customize systems unique to every customers’ space and lifestyle. Which energy efficient and wallet friendly home heating system is right for you?
Ductless heat pumps provide heating and cooling without the need for expensive ductwork. They are quiet, efficient, and work well in a variety of situations. These systems generally cost less to both purchase and operate than traditional furnaces, and energy rebates are available. Ductless heat pump installation is uncomplicated so you’ll be enjoying your new system before you know it. A ductless heat pump is the right heating system for your home if it doesn’t have existing duct work and it has rooms that are difficult to heat such as garage or attic conversions, or if you’re looking to heat an addition or outbuilding.
Furnaces blow heated air through ductwork and are a common and efficient option for many Portland area homes. The type of furnace you have, whether electric or gas, greatly affects the cost of operation. Remember that a furnace’s efficiency rating, or AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency), tells you how efficiently the furnace uses fuel. The higher the efficiency, the higher the initial investment of your heating product. However, this higher cost will be paid back in a few years in the form of lower utility bills.
What type of furnace installation is the best for your home? Electric furnaces are often the least expensive to purchase and install, although the price of electricity may make operation more expensive than systems using gas. Gas furnaces lack the durability and easier installation of electric furnaces, but they are cheaper and more efficient to operate in the long-term.