Summer is over, and winter is on the horizon. That means it is time to start thinking about how you are going to keep your home warm during the heating season. If you are one of the many homeowners looking for a new home heating system, there are a wide variety of options available to you. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular home heating options, and the advantages they offer.
The most popular type of heating system on the market, furnaces come in a wide variety of types. They’re known for their affordability, durability, and versatility. No matter what your individual heating needs are, there is a very good chance that you can find a furnace that meets them. The most common furnace types are gas and electric.
Heat pumps are not combustion-based heating systems. In fact, they are very similar to air conditioners. The difference is that instead of absorbing heat inside the home and releasing it outside, they do the reverse. The outside unit of the heat pump absorbs thermal energy, either from the outside air or from the ground, and sends it inside to be released. Heat pumps can also reverse the flow of refrigerant within their systems, allowing them to act as both heaters and air conditioners.
Boilers heat and distribute water throughout the house, using a network of pipes installed in the walls and floor of each room. Heat radiates through the pipes and into the room, keeping it warm without using ducts or air flow. Boiler systems are quite energy efficient, and tend to heat more evenly than more traditional heating systems.
If you’d like to know more about your heating options this fall, call Sound Heating. We serve all of Tacoma, WA.