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How to Choose the Right Heating System for Your Raleigh Area Home

Choosing a heating system for your home should be an individual process. Not every home or every person is the same, therefore different systems will fit different needs better. We hope this quick guide helps you find a heating system that will work well for your home.

Heating Systems: Choosing the Right One

When it comes to heating systems and home comfort, there are many choices. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of each system to help you choose the right one for your home.


A home’s furnace is typically either electric, oil, or gas. It produces hot air which is then sent through your home’s ducts. A furnace will start heating your whole home with the flick of your thermostat. If you already have ducts in your home, it can be a cost effective choice. A furnace has a shorter lifespan than some other heating methods, however, and there are a variety of efficiency levels to choose from.


Boilers work by heating water or producing steam through pressure. They can be fueled by natural gas or oil. Boilers have a long lifespan and can be an efficient way to heat your home. The downside is that in order to remain safe, they require regular maintenance. Additionally, the repair and replacement of boilers can be expensive.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps work by pulling the heat from the outside air (yes, even when the air is cold!) and pushing that warm air into your home. Heat pumps are very efficient and can save you money on your home heating costs. These systems are beneficial because instead of needing a separate heating system and cooling system, you get one system that both heats and cools your home. If maintained regularly, they can also have a longer lifespan than your average furnace.

Geothermal Heat Pumps

Geothermal heat pumps work through a system of rods and ducts. Temperate air is extracted from beneath the earth’s surface and sent into your home through the system of rods and ducts. Geothermal heat pumps are extremely efficient and are great for the environment. Although they cost more to initially install, this money is eventually returned through rebates and heating cost savings.

Ductless Mini-Split Systems

If you don’t have ducts in your home or you are looking for a customized solution for heating and cooling your home, ductless mini-split systems can be great. You can install different units throughout your home to give you zoned heating and cooling. This also helps you save money on heating your home, as you are only heating the spaces you are using. These systems will not heat your whole house at once, but they are relatively inexpensive, easy to install, and can allow you to save money in the long run.

Call Air Experts for Heating Installation in Raleigh, NC & Surrounding Areas

Installation costs and timing will depend on which system you choose. No matter what heating system you decide on for your home, you will need a heating expert to help you install the system.

The team at Air Experts Heating & Cooling offers a full range of installation services, no matter what type of heating system you are looking for! Our experts know each heating system inside and out. We will help you choose the right system for your home’s unique heating needs, your lifestyle, and your budget.

Our Super 7 guarantees allow you the peace of mind to know that you are getting the best heating installation service in North Carolina. If you need help choosing a heating system or you are in need of installation, contact the Air Experts team online or call us at 919-480-2727 today.

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