Heating

Cold Wintery Day

The wind is howling. The trees are swaying. The rain is pouring down. It’s 32° outside! What’s it like inside your home? Are you feeling the cold nipping at your toes? Do you have multiple layers of blankets as you sleep to be comfortable?

Woman Trying to Stay Warm on a Cold Wintry Day
Feet Sticking Out From Under Warm Blanket

Individualized Heating Needs

You don’t have to live like that. Your heating system should be designed to ensure you are toasty warm all winter. No matter what room you are spending your time in. Whether it’s a new heating install or diagnose of a problem area, Southern Home Performance can help you. We will come and do a full system assessment and recommend the best solution according to your own personal situation.

Imagine It!

With an efficient heating system, you can eat, sleep, and relax in comfort.

Woman Enjoying Her Warm Comfortable Home
Dog Staying Warm Under Blanket
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Watch this video if you'd like a more detailed and visual representation on how a gas furnace works.

How Does A Furnace Work?

During the winter, your desired comfort level is set at 72o in your thermostat. Suddenly, the temperature in your home drops to 71o. Immediately, the thermostat sends a signal to the furnace. The furnace ignites the pilot light to heat the main burner. Heat is then drawn from the burner and is forced by a blower fan through the ductwork to warm the house. As the warm air blows through the vents, the cooler air is pulled through the intake back to the furnace to be heated. Finally, the temperature in your home has reached 72o. The thermostat sends another signal to the furnace. The furnace shuts off all the heating elements and distributes any remaining heated air before shutting off the fan.

Which Heating System is the Better Choice?

You may be asking what type of heating system is the best for you? There are 2 types of heating systems that could provide you with the most efficient solution for your home – Gas Furnaces and Heat Pumps.

Gas Furnace in Attic

Gas Furnace

  • Source of Heat: Natural Gas
  • Climates: All including extreme
  • Lifespan: up to 20 years
  • Type of heating: Forced air
  • Indoor component
  • Carbon monoxide safety concerns
  • Lower operational cost – natural gas is cheaper than electricity
  • Lower maintenance cost
  • Fewer mechanical parts
  • $500 to $1000 cheaper installation
  • Gas furnaces convert about 97 percent of the gas that they consume into heat
Heat Pump Units

Heat Pump

  • Source of Heat: Electricity
  • Climates: Moderate Climates
  • Lifespan: up to 15 years
  • Type of heating: Pulls warm air present outside your home and moves it inside
  • Indoor and outdoor component
  • Quieter than a gas furnace
  • Can be used to cool and heat the home
  • Distributes air evenly throughout your home

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Guy Calling Southern Home Performance to Help with His Heating Needs

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Trying to figure out the most efficient way to heat your home or improve the comfort level in your home can be a daunting task. The professionals at Southern Home Performance can help you figure all this out. Give us a call today for a free consultation.

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