What Are the Different Types of Heating Systems?

January 20, 2020


If you want to install the best heating system for your home, you must know what the different types of heating systems are. A heating company also needs to evaluate your home to know what size and type of heating system is compatible. Here is an overview of the four main types of heating systems you can install:

1. Furnaces

This is the most common type of heating system. It sends heated air through ducts and into your home through vents. Furnaces can be fueled by electricity, oil or gas. Modern furnaces of all fuel sources are safe to use and good in efficiency. Gas furnaces heat your home faster than electric furnaces. However, an electric furnace works well for southern states. Those who live in the North should consider a gas furnace instead of an electric.

Scott-Lee Heating Company has high-quality, affordable furnaces available for installation in St. Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas. We also sell geothermal systems and heat pumps.

2. Boilers

As its name suggests, a boiler uses a water heating technology to warm your home. Boilers circulate hot water through pipes. Some types of boilers run water through tubing in the floor. Radiators are installed throughout your home to give off the heat. Most residential boilers use either gas or oil as a fuel source.

3. Heat Pumps

A heat pump functions as both an air conditioner and a heater. During the cold months, it draws heat inside the home from outdoor air. In the summer, the heat pump transfers hot air from inside the house to the outside.

4. Geothermal Systems

A geothermal unit works in a similar way as a heat pump, but it uses the earth to draw heat into the home during the winter while removing heat from the home inside the earth during summer. It’s a safe and environmentally friendly technology, so you don’t need to worry about any harm done to the earth. Geothermal heat pumps last around 50 years, which is longer than the lifespans of other heating systems.

Scott-Lee Heating Company in St. Louis was founded in 1978 and has stayed up-to-date with the heating and cooling industry. We have won the Dave Lennox Award, an indicator of our outstanding service. In addition to installing new heating systems, we can maintain and repair them. We also install, maintain and repair ACs.

Contact us to discuss which type of heating system is best for your property.