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Exploring Your Heating Replacement Options

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Okay, quick: what is the most exciting way that you can think of to spend your money? If you said “buying a new heating system,” then—well, actually, that’s pretty surprising. Look, we know that a new heater may not be the most exciting investment that you can make, but it is one of the most important investments that you can make. That is why you should really take the time to explore all of your options when the need for a heating replacement arises.

Heating in Hartford, CT is serious business. If you’ve lived here through even one winter season, then you know that already. All heaters have their pros and cons, and there is no single heater that is right for every home and every homeowner. If that were the case, there wouldn’t be so many options to choose from! Read on to explore your heating replacement options, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have.  

  • Boilers – The boiler is one of the oldest types of heating systems, and one that many homeowners continue to use thanks to its great longevity,  efficiency, and dependability. Boilers heat water, and distribute that heat via terminal points like baseboards and radiators, or may operate as part of a radiant heating system.
  • Furnaces – The furnace may well be the most popular of all home heating systems, and this really should come as no surprise. The furnace is a very affordable heating option, and the method of forced air heating allows for prompt and effective heat delivery throughout homes.
  • Radiant Heating Systems – Radiant heating systems may use electric resistance coils in the floors or hydronic in-floor heating setups in order to apply heat to surfaces in your home directly. You won’t have to worry about leaky ductwork, and in-floor heating also keeps heat down in the living space where you need it.
  • Hybrid Heating Systems – A hybrid heating system is a unique heating system in that it combines 2 different heaters to guarantee efficiency and reliability. For the most part, you’ll be using an all-electric heat pump to transfer heat from outside into your home. When temperatures drop low enough to make the heat pump less efficient, a gas furnace will pick up the slack automatically!
  • Heat Pump – Heat pumps work just like central air conditioners that can reverse their operation. That means that they pull double duty as heaters and ACs! In the winter,  they draw heat out of the air outside, compress the refrigerant that has done so, and use its heat to efficiently heat the house. In the summer, they simply act like a central AC, transferring heat out of your home to the outdoors.
  • Geothermal Systems – A geothermal system is also called a ground-source heat pump. Unlike air-source heat pumps, which transfer heat with the air outside, geothermal systems do so with the ground. Because temperatures beneath the ground are so consistent, this makes for very reliable heating paired with effective cooling in the summer.
  • Ductless Mini Split Systems – A great option for those homes without existing ductwork or for those homeowners wishing to forgo the installation of air ducts is the ductless mini split system. Ductless mini splits use independent blower units connected to a single outdoor compressor/condenser in order to heat and cool homes without the use for a single duct.
  • High-Velocity Systems – Another option for such homes and homeowners is a high-velocity system. These systems can heat and cool as well, but use very small, flexible ductwork that can be integrated into old or historic homes without much disruption.

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