When the temperature drops during the winter months, you will rely on your home's heating system to provide enough warmth to keep you and your family comfortable. As with many of the other components of a home, the heating system may eventually need to be replaced.
Will Upgrading Heating Systems Be An Extremely Disruptive Process?
The process of installing a new heating system will not be as disruptive as homeowners may first assume. In fact, this process can be extremely quick if you are only replacing the unit. When this is the case, you may be able to have the old system removed and the new one installed in as little as a day. Typically, this process does not become extremely disruptive unless you are switching the type of heating system that you use. For example, a homeowner that switches from an electric heater to a gas model will need to install the supply lines to bring gas to the unit's burner.
Will Installing A Larger Heating System Always Improve Performance?
Homeowners may be tempted to always buy the largest heating system that they can afford. Often, this is done in an attempt to boost the performance of the home's heat source. Yet, this can actually have a negative effect on performance. When the system is too large for the home, it will waste substantial amounts of energy in the process of heating the home.
Also, the unit will heat the home extremely quickly, which can result in the unit needing to turn on and off regularly to adjust the temperature. Rather than choosing the largest heating system that you can afford, it may be more efficient to have an HVAC professional calculate the exact heating needs of your home so that you can get the maximum performance without wasting energy and money.
How Can You Increase Interior Air Circulation?
Undertaking an upgrade of your heating system can also be an excellent opportunity for you to improve the circulation of the air inside the home. This can drastically improve the ability of your heating system to distribute warmth throughout the home. For those that do not have a forced-air heating system, this may seem like it will be difficult to do. However, you can use ceiling or room fans to help spread heat from the radiator. Ideally, this fan should be angled towards the ground as warm air will have a tendency to collect near the ceiling.