There are a lot of different ways to heat a home but those that choose central heating systems will have a lot of advantages over the rest. Sure these systems might have a little bit high extra cost initially but most people feel they are well worth it. Here are some of the benefits for those that own central heating systems.
Ease of Control
There really is no easier type of heating system to control than central heating systems. The controls for the heating of the entire house will be located in one convenient central location in a house. With the simple pressing of a few buttons the homeowner can raise and the lower the temperature in their entire home and even program the system to come on and off when people are away or returning to the home.
Energy efficiency has come a very long way as far as central heating systems are concerned. They used to have the reputation of being very inefficient because many of the systems were less than 80% in their efficiency ratings. All that has changed nowadays because most newer model central heating systems energy efficiency ratings are in the 90% range.
High Comfort Level
The forced air method that central heating systems use to push heat into rooms makes those rooms a lot more comfortable than many other types of heating systems would. This is because forced air heat tends to fill the rooms completely; there are no cold air pockets like there are with other types of heating systems.
Central heating systems have a very well-deserved reputation of being virtually maintenance free and holding up well for a long period of time. The only thing the owner of one of these systems really has to do is change the air filters once every one to three months. A professional yearly cleaning and calibration check is also recommended for them. Other than that the only thing that really needs to be done to them is an occasional repair. Many of these units are designed to last a home owner 20 years or more.
One of the better qualities of central heating and air systems is that they will improve the air quality in a home. The air intake, it does not matter whether the air comes from inside the house or from the outside, will have at least one filter on it that the incoming air must pass through. It all depends on the quality of the filter as to exactly how much benefit you get from the air filtration that the system provides. A filter such as a high quality HEPA filter will go a long way toward cleaning pet dander, dust and allergens out of the air in a home and significantly improve the air quality in that home.
So there it is. Owners of central heating systems truly enjoy a large amount of benefits over other types of heating systems.