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How to Choose a Heating System

Did you know that heating accounts for about 60% of your energy bill? It's a lot! If you need to install or replace a heating system, it is important to choose equipment that will allow you to save money. But that’s not all: Air Specialist Inc.’s heating appliances installation, repair and maintenance experts in the Greater Montreal area believe that the ideal system must also be ecological and safe. How do you find such a system? Here are our tips.

What Are the Benefits of an Electric Furnace?

In Quebec, hydro-electric heating remains a winning solution, in particular because prices per kilowatt-hour (kWh) are among the lowest in Canada. There are many benefits to an electric furnace:

  • Low-cost, easy-to-install heater;

  • Safe, quiet, clean and odor-free system;

  • Does not emit polluting particles;

  • Can be connected to a heat pump to increase electricity savings;

  • And much more.

Our advice: If your home is already equipped with a forced-air distribution system, an electric furnace is a good choice. Opt for a furnace with an electronically commutated motor (ECM) for better air quality and superior moisture management.

What Are the Benefits of a Gas Furnace?

The gas furnace is an option to consider if you are looking for a high-efficiency heating system. Among the benefits of a gas furnace are the following:

  • Energy efficiency up to 98%;

  • Soft heat;

  • Constant air circulation;

  • Accurate temperature management;

  • And more.

Our advice: Do business with a heating specialist to determine the capacity of your gas furnace. Know that a very powerful and expensive device is not always the best solution.

What to Consider When Buying a Heating System

Before buying heating equipment, consider the following elements:

  • Insulation and living area of your home;

  • Cost of purchase AND installation;

  • Energy efficiency;

  • Performance of equipment;

  • Maintenance costs;

  • Longevity;

  • Cleanliness of the system;

  • Noise level.

You can count on our expertise for heating solutions that are adapted to your needs and your budget. Contact us today: at Air Specialist Inc., we have been providing quality services for more than 25 years! Call us now for a free estimate.


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