- Furnaces burn fossil fuels such as natural gas, propane, and fuel oil to generate heat. An electric furnace is an option but they tend to be more expensive to operate. They produce heating through elements that warm up when electrical current passes through them.
- Air conditioners can be located inside or outside the home. These units are connected through power cables and refrigerant lines.
- Air-source heat pumps capture heat and move it from place to place. When they produce heat—the outdoor coils function as evaporators. When the unit is cooling, the refrigerant flow is reversed and the indoor coils serve as evaporators.
- Geothermal heating pumps move heat or cooling by using the earth’s temperature or that of a body of water as a source of heat or cooling which they capture, circulate, and release.
- Ductless heating pumps use an outdoor heating pump and indoor air handling units which produce heating and cooling. These do not require any ductwork and can be very versatile. They are convenient and have many options for their placement.
Call Energy Wise Heating & AC Inc. at 540.341.7622 today and let us help you evaluate the options and choose the best HVAC system for you.