Information about Peninsula Heating & Air

Home heating and air conditioning systems come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The type you have in your home is most likely determined by the age of your house and where you live in the world. Especially if you are purchasing an older home. Furnaces, both gas and oil, have been around for a long time. A furnace draws air into the house via duct systems, where it is heated in the furnace and then returned to the house through the duct system.Do you want to learn more? Visit Peninsula Heating & Air

Homes with gas or oil furnaces are usually warmer than homes with older electric heat pumps. Electric heat pumps are used in colder parts of the world. They were a great idea for use in the south, where temperatures are usually mild, but their popularity gradually spread up the east coast, where they are no longer effective due to the colder winter temperatures. Heat pumps operate by bringing “hot” air in from the outside, warming it, and then circulating it throughout the home through ducts. Electric baseboard heating is simple to instal, but it can be expensive to operate, particularly given the current cost of electricity. Electric heating, unlike a furnace or heat pump, does not use ductwork. Since baseboards are individually regulated, you can keep each room at a specific temperature.

Some air conditioners are integrated with the heating system, while others are not. Air conditioning systems come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Air conditioning devices, such as window air conditioners, wall-mounted air conditioners, and free-standing portable air conditioners, are the most common. Many modern homes have a split-system air conditioner. The evaporator coil is located on the inside, while the cooling system, which includes the condenser and compressor, is located on the outside. Refrigerant lines pass through them, connecting them. If you have an older home and are considering upgrading the current air conditioning and heating system, you can expect to save up to 40% if you replace a unit that is more than ten years old.