A Brief Discussion of Furnaces in Texas Homes
by Erika Mehlhaff
Do Texas homes have furnaces? The short answer is yes. Furnaces are home appliances that allow many Texans to heat their homes. It is the heating component of their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
GAS FURNACE PROS AND CONS
Gas furnaces offer some advantages to Texas homeowners. They are relatively simple to install and tend to need less maintenance than other heating systems. Also, they have a long lifespan, only needing to be replaced after 20-30 years in most cases. Another advantage of using a furnace to heat a home is that they are very effective, providing enough reliable, consistent heating such that backup heating sources are not needed. Disadvantages of furnaces exist as well, though. One disadvantage is that furnaces still require the use of natural gas or propane.
SHOULD I REPLACE MY FURNACE?
All that said, many homeowners in the Lone Star State do use other HVAC systems that do not include a gas furnace. Many choose a heat pump vs. a gas furnace in Texas. One reason for this is that a heat pump can heat, cool, filter, and dehumidify, while a furnace can only provide heat. Other key advantages that heat pumps provide include operating quietly, being highly efficient, reducing energy costs, and being low maintenance. They also are one of the most environmentally-friendly HVAC system options to have in a home. Heat pumps are reliable systems that do not require a separate fuel source and can replace all the other HVAC equipment in your home.
Making the final decision between a furnace and a heat pump will depend on your personal needs and priorities. If you are in the market for a new HVAC system or an upgrade to your current system and need some guidance in Austin, Texas, or the surrounding area, turn to the comfort professionals at The Coolest LLC! The Coolest is a reputable, professional HVAC installation and service team and your best resource for choosing the ideal heating and cooling solution for your Central Texas home. For the ultimate in dependable home comfort and HVAC product effectiveness, efficiency, and long-lasting durability, choose The Coolest LLC which offers top-quality products from Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems. The competent team of experienced HVAC specialists at The Coolest is ready to provide the expert advice and customized product recommendations you need, based on your personal requirements and preferences. Contact The Coolest LLC online at any time or by calling 512-468-6140 to discuss the HVAC solutions that are perfect for you to keep your home environment at your preferred comfort level.