What is the Most Efficient Way to Heat a Home in Henderson, NV? Furnace, Boiler or Other?

When you were in the market looking for a heating system you want to find one that is the most energy efficient. You do not want to get something that will cost you more money especially since you are already spending a lot of money on a new system. There are so many choices out there and so many different heating systems to choose from. Hal Mechanical will go over three types of heating systems so you can decide what is best for your home and your lifestyle.

Forced Air Furnace

A forced air furnace will work by heating air and then sending the warm air throughout your home and through the air ducts. This type of heating system will most likely use natural gas, but in some cases can use oil, propane, wood, or electricity. If you have an energy-efficient furnace it can quickly provide heat throughout your whole home. When it comes to efficiency a gas-forced air furnace can have an AFUE between 95%-98%. Where an electric furnace can be as high as 100%. When you upgrade to a new energy-efficient furnace it will save you energy and cost.

Heat Pumps

With heat pumps, they don’t create heat. A heat pump will collect and redistribute existing heat in the air. Heat pumps can be very efficient and can reduce your monthly heating cost. The problem can be that installation and repairs can be pricier. Plus, it may not be the wisest choice if you live somewhere where it gets very cold such as -10 to -25 degrees Fahrenheit. If you do and you have a heat pump it may be smart to have a backup source of heat. Heating pumps can create more energy than they consume. They are rated from a SEER and the SEER rating should be 12.0 or higher.


Boilers are a type of heat exchanger that burns a gas, propane, wood, or oil to heat water. This hot water then moves through the pipes in your heating system to warm up your home. You can heat individual rooms as you choose. You will find that there is better indoor air quality with a boiler which means fewer allergies. This is because dust and allergens are not being pushed around by the furnace fan. These are becoming less popular because installation and design can be a lot more expensive. A boiler AFUE for the most efficient ones is 90 to 98.5%. But because they use water to transfer heat from the boiler to the rooms this can be a much more efficient way than air. So even though it’s only running at 90% you won’t feel as cold when the thermostat is set lower.

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It is important to know the different types of heating systems out there so that you can find which one is the best for your home, your location, and for you. If you are in the market and searching for a new heating system then give Hal Mechanical a call and we can help you out with your choice.

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