You’re looking for the most energy efficient solution to heating in Monee and the surrounding areas. Along with reducing utility bills, you want to elevate comfort and indoor air quality. Although a variety of heating systems are capable of achieving your goals, you’re hoping to determine the best option for the specific demands of your home, lifestyle and budget. Start with a call to JTR Heating and Air Conditioning Inc.. We’re a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, bring over thirty years of experience to the job and are happy to help.
Types of Heating Systems
In the debate between ductless and ducted heat pumps, there’s no proven winner. Each one has its advantages. Let’s begin with a basic explanation:
A heat pump moves heat from one location to another. There’s no combustion process, making this type of system “greener” and more efficient than those that burn fuel to create heat, such as a furnace. However, a heat pump isn’t strictly for heating. It also provides cooling, simply reversing operation to remove heat from indoor air and transferring it outdoors.
Ductless heat pumps blow heated or cooled air directly into the room by way of an indoor air handler. Benefits of ductless options include:
Cost savings – Far less expensive than implementing ductwork
Energy efficient – Reduce heating costs by 60% (compared to electric resistance-based systems) and cooling costs by 30% (compared to traditional air conditioners)
Installation – The whole installation process is usually handled in one or two visits
Location – Extensive conduit lengths allow for freedom of location of outdoor components
No mess – Installation requires only a small hole in the wall and access to electricity, avoiding a big remodeling project.
Versatility – Air handlers Can be mounted on the wall, in the ceiling or on the floor
Zoning- Customize temperature room-by-room to optimize comfort and energy savings
Furnace Without Ductwork
Ducted heat pumps are available in air-source and ground-source options. Air-source heat pumps pull heat from the outdoor air and transfer it into the home. Geothermal heat pumps draw heat energy from the ground or a body of water. Heat is distributed to the rooms of the home by way of a system of ducts. Benefits of ducted heat pumps include:
Convenient – The duct system can extend throughout the home, allowing one unit to both heat and cool the entire home.
Customization – Vents can be closed in rooms that are unoccupied
Energy efficient – Air source heat pumps provide up to three times more heat energy than the electrical energy it requires to operate. Geothermal heat pumps achieve 400% efficiency ratings.
Hot water- Geothermal systems provide a virtually free source of domestic hot water
Unobtrusive – Ducts are concealed inside walls, eliminating any components that might detract from aesthetics