Homeowners have a variety of different options to choose from when selecting heating systems for their home. Which type is best for you and your home depends on what features you are looking for, since each type of heating method has its own unique advantages. Here are a few common heating methods, and some points to keep in mind when deciding which heating method is ideal for your home.
- Geothermal Heating
Just about every type of modern heating system today is more efficient than ever. If you are trying to conserve energy, whether for environmental reasons or to save cash, geothermal heating can reduce your energy consumption by up to 60%. Geothermal heating is the epitome of efficiency, and works by tapping into the stable temperature underground. Although the outdoor air temperature fluctuates significantly during a year in the greater Cincinnati area, the temperature of the earth 4 to 6 feet underground remains between 50 and 70 degrees. Geothermal works by pumping air through an underground loop, which takes advantage of the cooler air in the summer, and the warmer air in the winter.
- Furnace Heating
Today’s furnaces are much more efficient that earlier models and do a good job of keeping your home warm in the winter. The cold of Cincinnati winters takes its toll on furnaces, and as furnaces age and develop problems, they become less efficient and less effective. Although replacing your furnace is an excellent way to improve efficiency, maintenance and furnace repair are often enough to keep your home heating system in good shape.
- Water Boilers
Heating air by boiling water is a great way to keep your home warm. Although they are not new technology, water boilers are still one of the cleanest and most efficient ways to heat a space. Water boilers are also very quiet, and can significantly reduce your utility costs.
Call Rusk Heating & Cooling today at (859) 431-4040 to find out about all of the heating systems we offer Cincinnati homeowners. For more information on the latest high-efficiency furnaces, boilers, and geothermal systems, visit us online.