If your Highland Village, Texas, home’s heating system is more than around a decade old, you can lower your utility bills, increase the value of your house, and prevent breakdowns by replacing it. A new heater is a big investment, but you’ll eventually get your money back and more through energy savings. Variable-speed HVAC systems, packaged systems, ductless systems, and heat pumps are some of the most efficient heating options available.
Variable-Speed HVAC Systems
A variable-speed heater has a fan that can run at multiple speeds. It increases and decreases its rate automatically to keep your home as comfortable as possible. You can also make adjustments manually. These units spend most of their time running at low speeds. They use less energy than other HVAC systems that can only turn on or off, and they prevent unpleasant temperature fluctuations.
They’re much quieter than conventional heaters, so you won’t notice air moving quickly through your ductwork. You and your family members also won’t get distracted by frequent clicking sounds from your system coming on or shutting off. Since they stay on almost constantly, they can also send more air through your air filter, controlling your humidity better and improving your indoor air quality. This helps you get rid of excess moisture, dust, pollen, pet dander, biological growth, and other pollutants.
Most packaged heaters are combined with an air conditioner. While most heat pumps and air conditioners have an indoor air handler and an outdoor unit, these devices have most of their parts in one compact casing. This makes installation and maintenance easier and increases efficiency. You can choose a unit that uses gas, an electric heater, or a heat pump. Hybrid systems are also available. A gas electric packaged system uses a gas furnace and an electric air conditioner, while a dual fuel system contains a gas furnace and a heat pump.
You can have a packaged system placed next to your house’s foundation on a concrete slab or on the roof of your home or business. Since most of the components are outside, it’s quieter than a conventional HVAC system. Packaged units are easy and inexpensive to install, so they’re ideal for additions or renovations to your home.
A ductless or mini-split heater and air conditioner has an indoor unit and an outdoor unit like most air conditioners and heat pumps. You can also choose a system with more than one indoor unit. They’re connected with a conduit for refrigerant instead of ductwork. The compact indoor air handlers can hang on your walls or ceilings so that you’ll have more storage space in your home.
With a ductless system, you’ll never waste energy by losing air through your ducts. Adding zoning is easy as well. Each indoor air handler can work independently, allowing you to avoid heating unoccupied rooms or zones. People can also decide on the temperatures they prefer for their bedrooms without making other family members uncomfortable or interrupting their sleep. You can control all of your indoor units through a thermostat, or you can make changes manually. Each indoor unit has its own air filter to keep pollutants and bad smells from spreading throughout your home.
Instead of producing heat, a heat pump transfers it to conserve energy. Many models also have a gas or electric heater to supplement them when needed in winter. With a hybrid system, you and your family won’t be uncomfortable if you need to have your heat pump repaired in cold weather. Ductless, packaged, and variable-speed heat pumps are available as well. You can add zoning by having dampers installed in your ductwork to direct conditioned air where you need it most.
Lex Air Conditioning and Heating is a Trane Comfort Specialist, and we have an A-plus rating from the Better Business Bureau. We can help you choose an efficient, comfortable heating system for your home. We’re a family-owned business, and we guarantee 100 percent satisfaction for all our customers. For outstanding, friendly service from our experienced technicians, call us anytime at (972) 217-8955.