Are you looking for a new, low-cost way to heat your Apple Valley home? Here are the most common fuels, and how they stack up when it comes to price and efficiency.
Natural Gas Furnace
Natural gas is one of the most common types of fuels to use for your furnace in your HVAC system. It is plentiful and tends to be one of the cheapest forms of fuel around. While prices tend to fluctuate based on distance and availability, you will probably pay less for natural gas than for most other types of fuel.
Of course, there is a catch or two. Natural gas infrastructure needs to be in place, which is common for most San Bernardino County locations, but may not apply to particularly distant locations. Also, keep in mind that natural gas is unpurified, which means it will produce a small amount of soot and fumes in your system, which will need to be cleaned away. Also, an efficient furnace is important when it comes to monthly savings.
Propane is the typical solution for heating in areas that don’t have access to natural gas. If your Adelanto or Phelan home doesn’t have natural gas then you can install a propane tank and get refills when you start to run low. Propane does have several advantages – it is a purified, clean-burning gas that may cause fewer problems than natural gas. Depending on prices in your area, it may be comparable to natural gas – although the purification and transportation usually mean that propane will cost more.
If you are looking for a more effective way to heat your home and do not have access to natural gas, ask Victory Heating & Air for more information about using propane in your area.
Electric burners are very, very easy – they are simply heating elements that use electricity to create heat, the way an electric stovetop works. But imagine using a stovetop to heat your entire house, and you can see the problem here. While easy and quick, electric heating takes an incredible amount of energy to heating a room. That makes this option very, very expensive, which is why it is often reserved for back-up heating.
A heat pump doesn’t actually use fuel at all, but moves heat via reusable refrigerant gas. This is one of the most efficient types of heating available, but it only works efficiently in the more mild climates, so ask Victory Heating & Air if a heat pump could be right for you!
Remember, however, that you need a professionally installed system from someone experienced in setting up airflow and ducts for zoned systems, like Victory Heating & Air. For more information, Contact Us today.