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What Are My Heating Options?


We totally get it: finding the right heater for your home can be pretty tricky! With so many great options on the market today, how do you even begin to choose? Well, fortunately, our team can help with that!

There are so many unique heating systems out there, and often, homeowners don’t know which to choose because they don’t really know the difference between them all. So below, we have listed just some of the heating options that we offer and explained the differences between them. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more! (Oh, and of course, remember to schedule your heating services in Indianapolis, IN with us!)

What Will You Choose?

You’ve got plenty of great heating options to choose from, including:


Furnaces are by far the most popular choice in home heating. Why? Because they’re extremely efficient, effective, and reliable. These forced-air systems utilize a central network of ducts (much like a central air conditioner) to circulate warm air throughout the home. Consider installing one of these systems if your home already has ductwork in place or has the space needed for it to be installed.

Radiant Heating Systems

Another popular way to keep warm is with a radiant heating system. Rather than heat and distribute air, a radiant system runs hot water through a terminal point inside the house. The water then heats up the object, which then sends radiant heat energy into the room. Two popular radiant heating systems are the boiler and in-floor heating systems!

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are becoming quite popular all over the country for their ability to provide heating and cooling with just the flip of a switch! You see, these systems come equipped with a reversing valve, which reverses the flow of refrigerant through the system. This is what allows homeowners to heat their homes in the winter and keep them nice and cool in the summer!

Ductless Systems

A ductless system is a type of heat pump that does not rely on a network of ducts. Instead, these systems utilize one outdoor condenser unit and multiple indoor air handlers to distribute conditioned air all over the home. So, if your home lacks the space for ductwork, consider installing one of these awesome little systems.

Dual Fuel Systems

If you are looking for the efficiency of a heat pump but worry about what will happen when the temperature drops too low, it might be in your best interest to consider a dual fuel system. This system combines the flexibility of an electric heat pump with the power of a gas furnace to deliver the heat you need in the most efficient way possible.

Ask a Professional

Of course, only a professional can truly help you determine which heating system is right for your home, so it is important that you consult with someone who knows what they’re doing before you make any final decisions.

To learn more about your heating options, contact the team at Vital Heating & Air today!

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