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What Heating System is Right for My Wheaton, IL Home

Are you in the market for a new heater? There is an unprecedented range of options available to homeowners today. From radiant heat, boilers, and furnaces to the latest in energy efficient ductless mini splits, geothermal, and hybrid heating systems, there is no shortage of possibilities. While the range can seem daunting, we think it’s good to have options so that we can find you exactly what you need. In today’s post, we’ll give you a shortlist of some heating options that you may like to consider. Call Lifeline Plumbing, Heating & Cooling for excellent Wheaton, IL heating installation services.

Let’s take a look at some of your options:

  • Furnace. A furnace is a forced-air system that uses air ducts to circulate the heated air and runs on gas, electric, or propane. It is known for its sturdy construction and powerful performance.
  • Boiler. Whether steam or hot water, a boiler makes an excellent heater for any home. It heats water or steam which then runs through a circuit of radiators, copper baseboard, or an in-floor radiant heat system.
  • Heat pump. A heat pump works much like an air conditioner. It circulates refrigerant through a system of coils to transfer thermal energy. But, unlike an AC, it can work both ways, thus giving you a heating option during the winter months.
  • Geothermal. A geothermal system is a kind of heat pump, but instead of using the ambient temperature of the outside air to heat and cool your home, it uses the moderate temperature of the earth just below the surface. This allows it to be highly efficient and work effectively in colder climates.
  • Hybrid heating. This type of heater combines the advantages of a gas furnace and a heat pump together in a single unit. It uses a heat pump to draw in thermal energy from the air until that process becomes inefficient at which point it automatically switches to a gas furnace.

Whatever type of heater you decide upon, you need to make sure that it operates well for years to come, and to do that, you need professional Wheaton, IL heating installation services from Lifeline Plumbing, Heating & Cooling.  We can ensure that your new heater is appropriately sized. Call us today.