While the invention of central heat has made our lives more comfortable, having an even flow of heat isn’t something anyone wants to take for granted. Luckily, Stonewall, Louisiana, residents have several home heating options to choose from, including furnaces, heat pumps, and supplementary natural heating methods.
Furnaces can operate on fuel sources that include electricity, natural gas, and oil. Manufacturers such as American Standard offer furnaces that deliver quiet, energy-efficient heating to take off the chill on a cool Louisiana fall and winter day. Some furnaces also deliver smart technologies such as programming and remote monitoring features.
Homeowners with furnaces should aim to schedule a furnace inspection with a Pioneer Comfort Systems HVAC technician. The fall months are an ideal time to make sure the system is operating properly in preparation for the winter.
Heat pumps are a year-round comfort solution for Stonewall residents. During the heating season, the heat pump transfers heat from the cool outdoors into your warm home. During the cooling season, the unit works by transferring heat from the cool indoors into the warm outdoors. Since heat pumps move heat rather than generate heat, they can offer living area conditioning at almost a quarter of the cost of conventional heating and cooling appliances.
As with furnaces, you’ll want to make sure your heat pump is functioning correctly before the fall and winter seasons arrive in Stonewall. Our Pioneer Comfort Systems HVAC technicians can help perform a seasonal HVAC maintenance tuneup to ensure your heat pump is working correctly.
We go into the differences between heat pumps vs. furnaces in our other blog!
Natural Heating Methods
You can improve your home’s energy efficiency in the heating season with a few natural heating methods:
- Passive solar heating: Use the low sun angle to warm your home by opening blinds and curtains on the south- and west-facing sides of your home during the day.
- Adding rugs to flooring: Area rugs can take off some of the chill of cold flooring by retaining heat already present in your home.
Keep your home heating systems in peak condition with the help of our Pioneer Comfort Systems service professionals. Call us at 318-795-8000.