The 8 Types of Heating Systems for Residential Homes

Many types of heating systems are available for residential homes, and choosing the right one can be a daunting task.

We will explore the various types of home heating systems, including forced air systems, boilers, and heat pumps, to help you determine which heating option is best for your home, your family and your wallet.

The advantages of a forced-air heating system include the even distribution of warm air throughout the home and the ability to add air conditioning systems and indoor air quality systems easily.

Forced Air Furnace

If designed properly, these systems are the best for zoned heating as each room can use its own thermostat.

Residential Boilers

They are considered more energy efficient because they move heat from one place to another instead of using a fuel source to create heat.

Heat Pumps

When heated by a natural gas boiler, this hydronic radiant heating system is considered to be very efficient.

Floor Radiant Heating Systems

These are commonly known as portable space heaters and can be purchased from any of your local hardware stores.

Electric Resistance Heating

It uses solar energy to heat a transfer fluid which then gets pumped to a storage system or throughout the home’s radiant heating system.

Active Solar Heating

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