USA Today says that the 2014 – 2015 winter is supposed to be warmer than the previous winter’s frosty temperatures. However, with Weather.com reporting average northeast Texas winter lows to be in the 30s, there’s still a need for reliable sources for heating Frisco TX homes. A popular choice continues to be the gas furnace. You may have switched to gas heat when you bought your home 10 years ago or more, but technology has advanced in that time. High-efficiency furnaces that are now available can save you about half of the operating costs of your older furnace. When rated against newer, more efficient gas furnaces, you’ll find that a furnace manufactured as recently as 1990 only has a 65 percent annual fuel utilization efficiency rating. Yet, a new gas furnace may rate as high as 96 percent.
Still, there are other choices for home heating in Frisco TX. A hybrid system can make the most of gas and electric heat using cutting edge technology. Hybrid Heat systems are intuitive, sensing which heat source will be the most efficient even during changing conditions and dropping or rising temperatures. That means that, no matter what the weather is doing, your hybrid system will keep your home toasty-warm and save you money while doing it.
For the ultimate in efficiency, you may want to consider a geothermal system. These work off the same principal as the Earth, absorbing and holding solar energy, allowing it to remain a steady, stable temperature no matter what the weather is like. Geothermal systems are actually three-in-one’s, doing the duties of a furnace, an air conditioner and a water heater all without flames, odd smells, or noisy equipment. According to GeoComfort, geothermal systems can provide anywhere between 30 and 70 percent energy savings. That’s quite a span but consider that different variables go into determining how much an individual home can save, such as the climate, electricity rates and what temperature the thermostat is set to.
Fall is already here and winter is on its way so, if you haven’t already, it’s time to call Chrome Heating and Air Conditioning. For over 20 years, they’ve been the specialists who’ve been heating Frisco TX homes. Whether you’re ready to save some money with a new heating system or your existing one simply needs service or maintenance, Chrome Heating and Air Conditioning are the experts for the job. They can help you select a new system and professionally install it to keep you warm and comfortable all winter long.