You have many more options than just a furnace for your home heating appliance. Boilers and heat pumps are other great options that can heat your home on their own, or just make it much more efficient to heat. This discussion about boiler vs. furnace vs. heat pump will tell you what you need to know about your options and help you decide which is best for you.
Furnace vs Boiler
A furnace is a simple heating appliance to understand. It uses gas or electricity to make heat and then disperses that heat throughout your home via the air. Your home will need a system of air ducts to disperse that warm air. And the furnace is equipped with a blower motor to make the warm air move through the house.
Furnaces can spread dust and allergens, unlike the other two systems. However, they can also be highly efficient and practical, as most houses are already set up for them.
In a boiler, there’s no air used to disperse heat. Instead, boilers add heat to water or another liquid, and then run that liquid through your home in order to disperse it. Boilers are used with older radiator technology and they are also used with newer radiant heat systems that can disperse heat through your flooring.
With boilers, each room can have its own temperature. Boilers can also deliver both heating and hot water to your home, which makes it very convenient if you’re also looking for a water heater. It won’t spread allergens or dust through the home. It can also be highly energy-efficient, depending on the specific model and the system it is set up for.
Not sure which heating solution is right for your home? Our experts at Advantage Airtech ClimateCare are happy to help. Give us a call today to learn more.
Difference Between Heat Pump and Furnace
Heat pumps are a convenient HVAC unit in both the summer and the winter. They can cool your home too, so they bring something to the plate that furnaces and boilers do not. Heat pumps move heat, either into your home in the winter or out of it during the summer.
Heat pumps are also flexible, they can be part of a geothermal, forced air or radiant heating system. This means that they can heat your whole home or just a part of it. While heat pumps are very efficient, they can’t always heat whole homes in the dead of winter. They are a great supplement to a furnace to help make your home much more energy-efficient.
Which Is Right for You?
Having trouble comparing boilers vs. furnaces vs. heat pumps? The experts at Advantage Airtech ClimateCare help you make the right decision for your home. It will depend on your priorities which might be energy efficiency, reliability, consistency, or ease of maintenance. Contact us today.