Property owners of new home construction projects are becoming more and more discerning about their home heating choices. Some prioritize the aesthetics, others efficiency, and some homeowners value eco-friendliness.
Current trends in the furnace or home heating systems can incorporate all the qualities mentioned above. The usual sacrifice though is the upfront cost.
Experts say that more and more homeowners are leaning towards installing an energy-efficient home heating system. A right partner for a low-energy furnace is a smart thermostat that could intelligently adjust temperatures and follow a desired heating pattern of the homeowner.
ACHR News wrote about the trend on one of the articles they published. In their write-up, they discussed the many advantages of installing an energy-efficient furnace system that is controlled by a smart thermostat. They also mentioned that these qualities could be found on a high-end furnace system.
“So what exactly constitutes a high-end furnace? According to Murphy, a high-end furnace should encompass high-efficiency, comfort, quiet operation, quality, and reliability all in one system, along with smart communication capabilities.”
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Another trend that is picking up in terms of home heating system is the Micro CHP. Best Pick Reports discussed the pros and cons of this heating trend. They also mentioned what is in it for homeowners who will install Micro CHP in their homes. They suggested that one of the primary reasons why Micro CHP is growing in popularity is its efficiency rating and the relatively low carbon footprint that it generates.
“Micro-combined heat and power systems, or micro-CHP systems, are designed to produce both heat and electricity at the same time. There are two types of micro-CHP systems—heat-led systems, which mainly produce heat with electricity as a by-product; and electricity-led systems, which mainly produce electricity with heat as a by-product. Micro-CHP systems that heat larger buildings are mainly heat-led, while smaller systems, which are more likely to be used in residential homes, are mainly electricity-led.”
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For those who are looking to make their heating systems more energy-efficient, home improvement website Today’s Homeowner shared some advice. In their article, they mentioned that all gaps within the home should be sealed, so that warm air stays in, and the cold draft stays outside.
“Make sure the ductwork for the HVAC system in your home is completely insulated and sealed. Older ductwork has fiberglass insulation over metal pipes that may have gaps or leaks in joints and loose connections at registers. Use foil tape to seal joints, followed by a coating of duct mastic. Properly sealed ducts can cut your heating and cooling costs by up to 20%!”
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knowing the trends in home furnace systems will guide new property owners on what system to install in their house.