Regardless of what type of heating system you have in your home right now, there’s a chance that there’s a better option out there. The energy efficient heat pumps and furnaces of today leave many to wonder, “Which heating system is right for my home?”
This blog explores the differences, and the energy efficiency levels offered by each of the two most common heating systems. Take the time to familiarize yourself with both, and feel free to contact your Prescott heating repair experts with any additional questions you may have.
Furnaces use an internal burner to create heat which is distributed through the vents in your home via the blower. The heat is created by the burning of a fuel source, typically gas or oil. Your location and the availability of fuel sources in your area will affect your decision to choose a gas or oil fired furnace, although gas furnaces are typically more efficient than oil-fired ones. Furnace efficiency is measured by Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE), which determines the amount of fuel that is actually converted into energy as compared to the amount lost as exhaust. Trane offers highly efficient furnaces with up to 96.7% AFUE.
Unlike furnaces, heat pumps do not produce heat but rather move heat from one location to another with the use of electricity. In the summer, the heat pump works reversely to extract heat from your home and keep it cool. Heat pump efficiency can be determined by looking at the system’s Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF). Typically a more efficient option than furnaces, heat pumps from the Trane manufacturer offer efficiency levels as high as 9.2 HSPF!
Your Sedona heating repair company can help you determine which system type is best for your needs during an installation consult. Contact the experts of TDK Comfort Systems at your convenience to inquire about Trane heating systems, or to schedule a system quote!