Guide to Choosing a Heating System

March 20, 2019

Most heating systems cost more than $1,000, so you want to make the right choice. A quality heating system will last 20 years and keep energy bills low while maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home.


One of the most important considerations in choosing a heating system is your city’s climate. In areas where winters are harsh, the heating system needs to be capable of greater heat output. If you’re in southern California, you can get away with a unit that doesn’t have such high heat output capacity. A local heating company can make recommendations on high-quality heating systems.


Set a reasonable budget for yourself when you’re searching for a new heating system. You can find many affordable, energy-efficient models. [Company_name] offers financing options on approved credit for installations in Seattle, WA, homes. A new heating system costs around $2,000 to $8,000, assuming the ductwork is suitable. For heating systems in which construction is necessary, you’re looking at $10,000 to $14,000. Cost varies depending on whether the heating system is fueled by gas, electricity, oil, or propane.

Energy Efficiency

In general, higher efficiency models will cost more than those with lower efficiency. A heating system that’s properly maintained can last for 20 years, so you may decide you want an energy-efficient model. Choosing a furnace with excellent efficiency helps to keep energy bills low during the winter.

What are the Different Types of Heating Systems?

Five types of heating systems you’ll find are forced air, heat pump, boiler, radiant, and geothermal. Forced-air heating systems are one of the most widely used systems. They transmit heated air through ductwork. Forced-air systems can be fueled by gas, electricity, propane, or oil. A heat pump, despite its name, can both heat and cool the home. When providing heat, it takes air from outside and pushes it inside. Boilers heat water and transmit it through radiators or baseboards, and it’s gentler than forced air. Radiant systems use hot water through a tubing system to heat the house. Geothermal heating systems utilize the earth’s heat, an appealing choice to those looking for environmentally friendly models.

Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning advises a forced-air or heat pump system in Seattle homes. Geothermal is a good choice too, but it can be expensive. Contact us today for help finding the right heating system based on your budget.

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