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Selecting a Heating System for New Construction

Building a brand new home can be an exciting undertaking, but some of the decisions you have to make in the process can seem daunting. Choosing a new heating system for installation is one of those difficult decisions, but it can be made much easier if you choose professionals to assist you along the way. For now, you may simply be wondering what type of unit is best for your new construction, so we’ve made a guide to a few of the most common systems used for heating in Rincon, GA.

Furnaces

Furnaces are some of the most common heating systems installed in homes today. Furnaces are reliable and effective, and today’s models are safer and more efficient than ever. Modern furnaces have many kinds of added safety features to prevent any potential gas leaks and protect the furnace from faulty operation. Today’s systems are also extremely efficient; all have an AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) of 80% or greater, an improvement over those built decades ago that had an AFUE of about 50%.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps use the same technology used for heat removal in air conditioners to bring heat into a home. Refrigerant moves through the system, removing heat from the outside air (even when it is very chilly outside) and transferring it to the air handler indoors. In the summer, refrigerant reverses to move heat outside. This is an efficient heat source, as it moves heat around instead of generating it, and it can be used in place of a separate AC and heating system.

Geothermal and Water Source Heat Pumps

A geothermal heat pump is partially buried underground, so building a new home presents a great opportunity for installation. Because the temperature underneath the earth stays relatively stable, heat is always available, and it’s one of the most efficient ways to move heat from one area to another. Water source heat pumps instead use water as a starting point for the heating process, and either unit can save you a lot of money over time.

Let experts help you choose the right system for your home. Call Aaction Air today to schedule an appointment to discuss your heating needs in Rincon, GA.

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