Lack of heat and air conditioning in your home can be just as frustrating as having a leaky roof for those who live inside. Having a poorly heated house in winter is not only unpleasant; it could be bad for your family’s health. The opposite can be just as true in hotter climates in the summer. Heatstroke from a sweltering hot house can be just as dangerous as a cold in winter if not more.
Most installation companies will take care of heating and cooling simultaneously.
When you decide to buy Russell’s Heating and Cooling, knowing what works best for your home is important. Over the years, many advances have been made in the heating and cooling industry, and some may suit your needs better. The most common way to heat an entire home is central air conditioning. Having vents throughout the house capable of distributing hot or cold air on demand is enough to maintain comfort in most homes.
However, this method can require extensive installation, as you must have ductwork reaching each room through the floor and walls. If your home still needs an existing system that your contractor can build after the initial installation of the air conditioning system, this can be lengthy.
Another popular way to heat a home is called radiant heating. Covering your floor with a floor covering designed for even heat transfer will make your entire home warm from the ground up. The beauty of radiant heating is that because it covers the entire floor, there are no more cold spots when you walk away from the heater.
Radiant heating can be achieved in several ways, but the most common is by wiring electric underfloor heating or hot water pipes. Both methods work by transferring heat through the floor into your home, and both have advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to ask your contractor what they think will work best in your home.
An air conditioning system is an investment that makes your life easier and is worth every penny you spend on it. This investment will also give you better health because you will have a constant temperature that you set yourself so as not to hurt yourself.
One of the main disadvantages of radiant heating is that it does little to weatherize your home during the winter. However, in a central air conditioning system, most air conditioning systems use the same ductwork as the heating elements used to bring cool air into your home.
It’s also always an option to buy a smaller air conditioning system for your home if it rarely gets too hot. A central air conditioner is more efficient and convenient than a central air conditioner, but people use wall mounted air conditioners for small houses and apartments. Whichever heating and cooling method you choose, your family will thank you the next time the weather hits.