Your local heating technician is probably the best person for the job. However, we’ve put together a quick guide so that you can compare your options and narrow them down to get an idea of which system will work the best. Here are some of the options we recommend to homeowners searching for a new whole-home heating system.
- Gas Furnace: This is the most common system that homeowners choose to install, due in part to a relatively low cost of installation. These work well in any home with a set of ducts and a gas hookup.
- Electric Furnace: This may be a good option for homeowners without any gas hookup. While the cost of operation can add up over time, there are units available with a higher-than-average efficiency rating, and the initial installation is often inexpensive.
- Heat Pump: A heat pump is an electric heating and cooling system that moves heat from one area to another using refrigeration. It works a lot like your standard central AC, except that it can run in reverse and warm the home too. A supplementary heating system is installed as a backup when the outdoor temperatures drop to extremes.
- Ductless Heating System: This is probably a better option for warmer climates, since a ductless heating system may not perform well when the weather is severe. But for many homeowners without any preexisting ductwork, it’s a great way to get heating and cooling power that matches the performance of a heat pump.
- Boiler: A boiler provides top-of-the-line comfort and efficiency. A more costly system to install at first, the overall savings over the lifespan of the boiler combined with the comfort that comes with using a hot water system to emit heat into the room may be worth it.
- High Efficiency: Be sure that you choose a system that is labeled “high efficiency” whenever possible. Systems with a high AFUE rating (annual fuel utilization efficiency) will allow you to save a significant amount of money each month.
When you want to find the perfect heating system for your home in Colorado Springs, CO, call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning.