If anything has come a long way, it must be home heating systems; the initial design was unattractively large.
However, thanks to technological advancements, there are many options to choose from now, both large and small models, to accommodate different home needs.
On the flip side, the many options have resulted in homeowners’ challenges in choosing the right fit for their homes. But don’t worry, we’ve combined the most common types and their features to help you decide.
Furnaces are the most common across homes in the United States. This appliance works by forced air mechanism; it has two primary parts; the furnace and the blower fan.
The furnace heats the air, and the blower fan distributes the heated air throughout the home using ductwork.
Most furnaces are usually gas powered, but they can also use propane, electricity, and oil.
The most-reported drawback of a furnace is it can be loud sometimes.
Boiler’s existence as a heating system is slowly fading, and you’ll mostly find them in older homes. They provide radiant heating through pipes carrying hot water or steam. The drawback to boilers is heating can be prolonged, and it’s expensive to install these heating systems.
- Heat pumps
These are relatively the newest heaters in town. Using air handlers, they can heat or cool your home since they use refrigerants to extract heat from the air and distribute it to your home.
In the cold months, they extract the heat from the air handlers and distribute it to your home. This capability makes them the most effective heating system, and they just run-on electricity.
The only issue is, they only work well in places with moderate temperatures.
- Mini-split or ductless
If you want to evade the extra expense of installing ductwork, mini-splits can be your perfect option.
They may be similar to heat pumps, but they allow for the heating of individual rooms, with each system having a separate thermostat, making it perfect for larger homes and add-on areas.
Which One Are You Picking for Your Next Heater Installation?
That’s your decision to make, but our experts at True Power Electric can advise further and help you make a suitable choice. We will also handle the heater installation.
Reach us if you need this or other electrical services.
We serve residents of Evanston, IL.