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What Heater Would Be Best for Me?

furnaceWe may be coming to the end of the current heating season, but there’s always next season to think about. If you think your current heating system might not survive another winter, now is actually a great time to install a new system. There are a lot of heating system types available on the market, each of which is suited to a different set of needs and circumstances. Have a look at some of the most popular options below to help you get started on deciding on the best one for you. As always, we recommend you consult with a professional before making a final decision on which system to install.


Furnaces have been around for quite a while as a form of home heating, and they remain among the most popular heating types on the market. This is because furnaces are available in a wide variety of models, and are an affordable way to heat a home. Regardless of your heating needs, there’s a pretty good chance that you can find a furnace that can meet your individual specifications.

Heat Pumps

If you’re looking to save money and space on climate control, a heat pump might be a great option for you. Heat pumps operate like air conditioners, evaporating, and condensing refrigerant to move heat from one place to the other. The difference between them and actual air conditioners is that they can change the direction the refrigerant flows through them. This allows them to absorb thermal energy from outside and release it inside to heat the home. Rather than using one system for heating and one for cooling, you can just use a heat pump year-round. Heat pumps are also more energy efficient than combustion based heating systems, since they don’t need to burn fuel to generate heat.


A boiler system is a little bit different than the other systems we’ve mentioned so far. Rather than using forced air to circulate heat throughout the home, a boiler heats and circulates water through a network of pipes installed in the subfloor of each room in the home. The heat from the water radiates up through the pipes, through the floor, and into the room. This is called radiant heating.

Boilers are more efficient at heating a home than forced air systems, since they transmit heat through solid objects instead of through the air. They can also heat homes more comfortably, since they keep the heat they generate close to the floor of each room rather than having it rise to the ceiling. These are just a few of the advantages available to those who decide to install a boiler system in their home. Consult with a professional to find out about more of your choices.

If you need a new heater installed in your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians. We’ll find the best heating system for your unique needs.

Switzerland Air offers comprehensive heater installation services in Lake Jackson, TX.

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