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Which Home Heating Options Are Most Energy Efficient?

It's no secret. Winter is on the horizon.

And while most of us are preparing for the holidays full of family time and delicious food - it's safe to say that you probably want to start thinking about your heating and air conditioning system as well.

We all know that an HVAC maintenance is a good investment, but what do you do if your heating and air conditioning system stops functioning right before the holidays?

Fortunately, here at Southern Mechanical Services, we've put together a list of the best home heating options you should consider if you're currently dealing with a faulty system.

1. Forced Air Heating

When it comes to home heating options, forced air heating is by far the most popular. Because these furnaces use electricity in order to function, they excel at adjusting rooms to it's desired temperature.

Some of the advantages that come with forced air heating include:

  • It's able to filter and remove dust pumping through the system
  • You're able to add a humidifier to the system
  • They are pretty inexpensive

2. Boilers and Radiators

Next on the list of home heating options is going to be boilers and radiators. While forced air heating mainly uses electricity in order to heat the home, boilers and radiators use circulated steam and water to keep your home warm.

Trying to decide between forced air heating and a boiler? Here are some things you may want to consider.

  • Radiators normally don't require humidifiers, unlike forced heating and air conditioning
  • Modern-day boilers are pretty good at energy efficiency
  • These systems never come with an air conditioning unit

3. Hot Water Baseboard Radiator

One of the most advanced home heating options you can choose from is going to be a hot water baseboard radiator. Also known as a hydronic system, these systems also use hot water in order to warm your home. And because hot air rises, you will normally see these hot water baseboards attached to the bottom trimmings of walls around homes.

Here are some of the advantages if you the hydronic system as one of your home heating options:

  • They are great on energy efficiency
  • Normally, these systems are pretty silent because there are no fans
  • The temperature can be controlled and set to your liking

Explore Different Home Heating Options And More

Whether you're looking for more information on the different home heating options or are simply looking to get a maintenance done on your heating and air conditioning system - we've got it all. Here, at Southern Mechanical Services, we've been working hard to bring all of our customers 100% satisfaction with every visit. Our licensed, bonded, and insured representatives are ready and willing to perform services on customers in Decatur and the surrounding cities.

Ready to schedule a free estimate? Be sure to contact us and a member of our team will be more than happy to get back at you.

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