Common Types Of Heating Systems

Common Types Of Heating Systems

No matter where you happen to live in the U.S., chances are, that at some point during the Winter you’ll need to turn the heat on in your home. But when it comes to the type of heating system in your home, there are a few things to consider such as gas versus electric. Here are the common types of heating systems in homes today:


Furnaces are a very reliable option to heat your home and have a long lifespan.  They can operate using gas, oil or electricity. Furnaces are dependable, requiring minimal, but necessary maintenance.

Heat Pumps

If gas is not an option for you, electric heat pumps are a great option because they heat your home via a network of ducts. Electric heat pumps are efficient and easy to install and is a great alternative to a furnace. Heat pumps can also keep your home cool in the summer which gives them an added bonus.

Ductless Mini Splits

A ductless system in general, doesn’t require a web of ductwork to distribute warm or cool air. But the most efficient of these systems is the ductless mini-split heat pump. This warming and cooling system has different equipment than a typical HVAC ducted system and features a narrow outside unit that connects to small indoor units via a network of refrigerant pipes in each room of your house. There are tangible benefits to this system, such as the ability to control the temperature in each zone of your home with a remote control. They also take up less space and help prevent energy loss due to air leakage.

Choosing the right heating system for your particular climate can ultimately reduce your energy costs and keep your home at an optimal comfort level. But it’s important to keep up with regular maintenance to ensure your system operates at peak efficiency – all year round. To learn more about common types of heating systems for your home or to schedule routine maintenance, contact the professionals at Advent Air today.