When you are looking for a business or a home, you probably notice different HVAC systems available. HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) refers to the technology used to control the temperature and quality of air in your space. At first, you probably did not pay much attention; however, each HVAC system has its own sets of pros and cons. It is especially important for you to consider if you are looking to invest in your own HVAC system in a space without one currently. To help, here are the top systems and their benefits and cons:
Forced air uses a furnace or a heat pump to warm and filter the air in your home. It is then spread throughout your home with ductwork. These highly efficient machines can eliminate dust and allergens in your home; however, using ducts and vents means uneven air distribution. Some rooms may be colder or warmer than others. The filters need to be changed regularly to prevent the allergens that have been filtered from reentering the atmosphere. Lastly, this is one of the loudest HVAC system available. While they are considerably efficient and do not waste energy, they can be noisy when the fan pushes the air through the vents.
Pressure Gravity Air
Pressure gravity is a hybrid natural ventilation system. A machine will suck cool, clean air from the outside into the building while a passive natural ventilator to allow the hot air to exit the building via the roof exhaust. The vents that bring the air into the building are located low around the building’s walls and can easily be accessed for maintenance.
Radiant floor heating is an extremely reliable system. Where some system can go bad after just two to three years after installation, radiant floor heating can last as long as thirty-five plus years. It is very efficient and can save you money when looking to heat your home. Unlike forced air, radiant floor HVAC systems are quiet and do not use a blower or fan; however, installation is pricey due to the need to rip up your current flooring.
Before purchasing an HVAC system, research which is best for you. Determine how long you will be a resident at the location, your demand for even air control, and even if the sound may bother you. These all can play major roles in choosing the proper HVAC system.