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Which Type of Heating System is Right For My Home?

It’s a fair question: which type of heating system is right for my home? In New England towns like Fairfield CT, heating issues are of paramount concern. We need reliable heating systems to handle our harsh and punishing winters, and the type of system you select is going to stay with you for years. It pays to think carefully about the options available to you. Many people think of heating systems as traditional gas or oil furnaces, but there are many more choices on the market.

A few of them are listed below:

  • Geothermal systems. These heaters draw upon the ambient heat of the ground, which doesn’t change temperature, to heat your home. A closed loop of tubes runs beneath the ground, swapping heat and shuttling it back into your home. It tends to work well in houses on a large property lot, though vertical shafts can solve the problem if you don’t have a lot of space.
  • Heat pumps. Heat pumps work on the same principle as air conditioning, cycling refrigerant through a self-contained loop to cool the air. The only difference is that the loop is “reversible,” using the same process to bring warm temperatures in and cold temperatures out. Heat pumps are versatile and use less energy than gas furnaces, but sometimes struggle in places with cold climates.
  • Radiant heaters. Radiant heaters install coils or tubes in the floor, which are then heated to warm your home. This produces very little waste, as well as eliminating drafts and other problems that arise with a system that uses ducts. The downside is that installation is often quite expensive, and can require some major upheavals as your floors are altered to accommodate the heaters.

If you need advice on deciding which type of heating system is right for your home, call upon the experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning. Our Fairfield CT, heating contractors are no amateurs. We can discuss your options with you, then install your new heating system with courtesy and care. Call us today to set up an appointment.

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