If your Missoula home has baseboard heat from eons ago, you are probably wondering what can be done to make your home more beautiful and comfortable. Whether your goal is better aesthetics or to reduce heating costs, upgrading your heating system is a great investment! Whatever direction you are thinking about heading, we have some ideas to help you decide how to update your baseboard heating system.
Update the Look of your Home’s Living Space
1. Replace the Registers’ Covers and Endcaps
By replacing the coverings on your baseboards, you can achieve a fresh new look with much less work than other upgrades. Also, this is the cheapest option on the list. If you can’t or don’t want to spend a lot of money on your heating system right now, this is a good choice for you. If your heating unit still has many years of life left, you may not want to make overarching changes until you are the entire system is ready to be updated. If you are thinking of selling in the near future and do not want to invest thousands into a system that you will not get to appreciate, this might be the upgrade for you.
2. Radiant In-floor systems in your Missoula Home
Updating your baseboard heater to a radiant in-floor system might seem like a no-brainer. Your boiler should work in the new system with only a few small adaptations. You can even keep part of your home using the baseboards while other sections of the home use radiant in-floor heating systems. This could be a great compromise in upgrading the living space portion of your heating system.
Update the Heat Source
3. Get a Combi-Boiler for Your Missoula Residential HVAC System
If you like having a baseboard system but are tired of how much of your storage space is being used up with a water heater and a boiler, then we have the solution for you! A combi-boiler can produce hot water for your home as well as hot water for your heating system. You will have constant, instant hot water for hours! The biggest perk of this HVAC update: your power bills will be smaller than what they were with your traditional boiler.
4. High-Efficiency Boiler in your Missoula Residence
If you are fine with your baseboards but your boiler just needs to go, the update for you could be a high-efficiency boiler. Technology has come a long way to make boilers insanely more cost-effective than traditional boilers from 2 decades ago. Call your favorite Missoula Residential HVAC contractor to see what your options are!
Update The Whole System
5. Install a Furnace for your Missoula Residential HVAC System
If you are tired of baseboard heat altogether and want a completely different setup in your home, take the leap and install a furnace! Furnace heat produces a whole different atmosphere in a home and many people find it to be more comfortable. A furnace is a cheaper investment up front than a boiler and tends to require simpler repairs than a boiler system. Call your local Missoula HVAC Contractor to get a quote today!
6. Get a Heat Pump installed in your home.
If you are considering an overhaul of your heating system, you might as well consider including the summer months as well. A heat pump system is similar to a furnace system in that it blows warm air into your home to keep it warm throughout the winter months. Additionally, heat pumps also suck the hot air out of your home in summer to cool your home down. This dual-purpose heater and air conditioner can be what makes the difference in your Missoula home! Heat pumps have come a long way in their effectiveness in the coldest of temperatures and they are untouched in energy efficiency down to 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Who doesn’t love a lower electric bill?!
No matter what you decide, Garden City Plumbing and Heating can help you with just the unit, or the whole installation. Offering everything from boilers to furnaces, to both ground source and air source heat pumps, you are a single phone call away from getting the Missoula Residential HVAC system your home needs!