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Are There Drawbacks to Forced Air Heating?

To answer the question posed in the title of this blog, yes. Of course there are. However, you should not let this dissuade you from choosing a forced air heating system. After all, no heater is perfect, and no heater is ideal for every homeowner’s preferences. If there were such a heater, there’d be no others on the market. 

Finding the right heater for your home is not about finding a flawless heater. It’s about figuring out which one works best for you. While there are plenty of reasons for choosing forced air heating in Cartersville, GA, there are a few issues that may give you pause. Consider the following information, and contact us with any questions.

Efficiency and Air Quality

These are two points to consider when thinking about using a forced air heating system. A properly designed, appropriately sized, and expertly installed and serviced forced air heating system can definitely heat your home efficiently as well as effectively. However, there is the issue of leaky ductwork to consider. This is one of the most common heating problems (and cooling problems, for that matter) that homeowners face. If your air ducts are leaking, then your efficiency and air quality will likely suffer.

When your air ducts leak, your heater is going to have trouble evenly heating your home. That may not seem like that big of a deal, especially considering that our winters are fairly mild. However, it is also going to result in higher energy bills, as your heater works overtime. You should not be paying more for a weaker heating performance.

Secondly, those leaky ducts can distribute pollutants throughout the house. The pollutants may enter the ductwork via leaks, and then wind up dispersed throughout your entire living space. Both of these issues can be resolved with professional duct sealing or repair. However, it is also possible for the forced air itself to stir up settled pollutants in your home.

All that being said, forced air heating systems have a long list of pros, too, including prompt heating performance. It’s no surprise that so many homeowners prefer the use of forced air heating systems. If you are having trouble deciding if this is the way to go in heating your home, contact us.

Moody Heating and Air Conditioning wants to help you to live comfortably throughout the chilliest time of the year. 

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