Gas & Oil Furnaces
Furnaces are powered by gas or oil heating a series of tubes in the device, using a blower to push air across the tubes and into the ducts distributing it throughout the home. A combination of ducts and filters keep the home’s air moving smoothly and cleanly. Furnaces last upwards of 20-25 years with proper maintenance.
Electric heat is a very popular choice, especially where natural gas is not available or practical. It’s highly efficient, quiet, safe, and requires minimal ongoing maintenance. It is much easier to control household temperatures from one room to another. What’s more, it’s clean burning since the system doesn’t burn fossil fuels.
Gas & Oil Boilers
A boiler uses water instead of air as the heat carrying medium. After the water is heated in the boiler, your heating system carries the water to baseboard heaters or radiators throughout your home. This form of heat is preferred by many because it doesn’t require ductwork, which requires extra maintenance or extra air filtering.
Ductless Heat Pump
Ductless heat pump systems are a great fit for add-ons to houses or areas without a ducted heating system. This can also be beneficial in very efficient new homes that require only a small space heating system. The main advantage of a ductless heat pump is their small size and flexibility for zoning or heating individual rooms.
Radiant Floor Heating
Radiant heating is especially popular in new home construction but can be added to any existing home too. A series of coils are installed under your floors or inside your walls. The heat then enters your living space and heats objects not the air, thus making it extremely energy efficient, powered by electricity or water. Water-based systems are the most popular and cost-effective and can even include individual room temperature control.
A heat pump system offers an energy-efficient alternative to a furnace. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the winter, the heat pump system will move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm home. The main benefit of a heat pump system is it’s ability to reduce the electricity you use for heating by as much as 30% to 40%.