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Choosing the Right Heating System for Your Home

In most homes throughout the country, the HVAC system accounts for the majority of the household energy bills. In your house, you want to ensure that you have the most efficient and effective model possible while also keeping within a budget.

You can achieve this when you have our team on your side to help you select the best residential HVAC system. With winter on the way, we’ll focus on the heating system in this post. Keep reading to learn about what factors you should consider when choosing the right heating system for your home.

Energy Source

Homeowners in many parts of the country choose natural gas as their heating fuel, and some even choose propane when gas isn’t available. While gas is typically the more affordable choice when it comes to monthly costs, gas heaters can be more expensive to install than electric systems. But electric systems will cost more to run each month. It’s worth looking at your budget now as well as your seasonal budget for when you will regularly run the heater to help you make your choice.


Today’s heaters are built to be much more efficient than models of the past. The higher efficiency, the less your heater will cost to operate. Even the smallest difference in annual utility costs can add up over the lifetime of a system. When investigating system efficiency, our professionals will help you determine what’s best for your home by informing you of AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) ratings and HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) ratings.

Overall Costs

As alluded above, you’ll want to compare the costs of different heating systems by looking not only at the initial costs, but also the long-term costs of operating and maintaining the system. In addition, one of our qualified heating contractors will be happy to help you by providing estimates of typical maintenance costs.

For superior heating system installation in Seattle, WA, contact Sound Heating today. 

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