Which Heating Option is Best for You

Which Heating Option is Best for You

Winter months can be uncomfortable for you and your family. With the temperatures dropping, you will more than likely spend more time in your home than you will outdoors. This means you’ll want to make sure you have the best heating system installed for your home. Keep reading for a breakdown of some of the most common heating systems.

Boilers and Radiant Heating Systems

Boilers utilize water to heat your home. The water is heated with electricity, propane, or natural gas. Once the water is heated it can heat the home using baseboard heaters, radiators, or aluminum panels. There are a number of advantages to boilers and radiant heating systems. These heating systems provide hypoallergenic heat and can be controlled room to room.

However, even though these heating systems can help to save you money because they are energy efficient, they are more expensive to install and finding a technician to service the heating system may be difficult.

Furnace

Furnaces are a popular choice among homeowners. This heating system uses forced air to heat up the home by pushing heated air through the duct system of the home. A furnace can be powered with the help of electricity, oil, or natural gas. A few advantages of installing a furnace is that they are widely available, which means they are not difficult to get serviced.

Additionally, furnaces are becoming more and more energy efficient. One downfall of this heating system is the need for ducts. Ducts can become worn out and if the homeowner is not careful a ripped or torn duct can reduce the amount of heat that reaches the home. They are also more likely to carry allergens and dust in them.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are becoming more popular every day. They work by absorbing heat from the air, ground, or water. The heat that is absorbed is transferred inside the home with the help of a heat exchanger. There are a number of advantages of using a heat pump including their ability to be used year round as an air conditioning unit. Heat pumps are also energy efficient. A disadvantage is that in extremely low climates, the heat pump can become strained reducing its energy efficiency.

Regardless of what heating source you choose, Guaranteed Service is the company to call for all of your heating and cooling needs. Visit our website or give us a call to learn more!

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