When it comes to heating systems, you have only but a handful of choices at your disposal. The most popular ones are Furnaces and Boilers and it is indeed quite a dilemma choosing between them, as they offer two very different sets of advantages. In some cases, it may be that one of these systems may not even be suitable for the kind of house you have.
This is why you must have at least a meager understanding of what each of these systems can do for you. Here’s a list of pros and cons for each of them that may help you decide which one to get. Consider thoroughly what you’re looking for in terms of the kind of house you own and the money you’re willing to pay for the installation and other costs. Do ask your professional heating company for more details on either of these systems.
- A cheap option at first: If you have existing duct at your house, then you can hook the existing ducts of your air conditioning system to your furnace and you will be able to see a considerably difference in the complexity and the costs of the installation. Furthermore, furnaces are more resistant to cold because they don’t have any water in them. They are therefore less prone to freezing.
- More maintenance: The problem with furnaces is that, in the long run, they can be a little more expensive than boilers because it costs a little more to run them. You will also need to give your furnace regular maintenance and you’ll probably need to change its filter more regularly. A furnace may not evenly heat the rooms in your home. So do consider this before you make a choice.
- Less of a hazel: Boilers have less moving parts than furnaces and therefore it is not necessary to make as many repairs as you would with furnaces. They can be friendlier to those who are prone to allergies as they don’t use air to heat your home and they can be more energy efficient than furnaces.
- Just a little more delicate: On the other hand, boilers can take longer heating your place, as water takes a long time to be heated. They can also develop leaks, which are a bit of an expensive and annoying problem. Finally, if you have chosen a boiler, then it is probably difficult to switch to a different system.