There are a lot of options to consider when it comes to deciding which home heating system to use. They all come with their own advantages, and you have to take into account your climate, budget, and preferences.
At Campbell & Company, we know just how extreme the temperatures can get in the Harrisburg region. From muggy summers to freezing winters, we can see it all in a given year.
A unit that can work for you year-round is a heat pump. In the warmer months, the heat pump will use refrigerant to cool the air. During the colder months, it will transfer heat into your home. It can do so by extracting heat from the outside air rather than generating it. Heat pumps run on electricity and can be an affordable option, yet they may struggle at the peak of the winter if used independently.
Furnace or Boiler
If you prefer to keep your cooling and heating systems separate, you can think about getting a furnace or boiler. In general, these do a great job at heating a home, even on sub-freezing days. They can run on either gas or oil, and you can have a professional technician from Campbell & Company help you decide which unit might be best and install it for you.
Ductless Mini-Split and Geothermal Heating Systems
Other options that you can think about are ductless mini-split systems and geothermal heating systems. The mini-split systems may come with heat pumps and can be ideal for homes or specific rooms without ductwork. Geothermal systems are heat pumps that absorb heat from within the ground and then transfer it to buildings. These are very efficient and often come with tax credits and government incentives. They make sense if you’re able to handle the up-front costs and can stick with them, in the long run, to benefit from the monthly savings on utilities.
If you have any questions, please let our team at Campbell & Company know. We can assess your situation and come up with recommendations for you. Give us a call to schedule an appointment.