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Serving Tallahassee, FL


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Parker’s Guide: Choosing the Right Heater

Heating systems come in all shapes and sizes, which can sometimes make a new customer’s head spin. From heat pumps to gas furnaces, you’ll hear everyone boast about their favorite system or the one that is the most efficient, but they’re all so different.

This blog isn’t about convincing anyone that one heater is better than the rest. That’s simply not true. Each heating system is suited for a specific lifestyle and budget, and it’s important that new customers get a heater that they’re happy with, not that they’re convinced to buy. We want to honor this process and let you choose the heating installation in Tallahassee, FL that’s right for you. We’ll just guide you along the way!

So, let us introduce you to our 2023 breakdown of heating systems. We’ll mention each system we install and some of their unique advantages, and leave the ultimate decision up to you.

Furnaces: Reliable and Powerful

A customer can’t go wrong by choosing a furnace to heat their home. These are the most common heating systems in the United States and for a very good reason. Furnaces come in two forms, gas and electric.

Gas furnaces burn natural gas to create heat for your home. Natural gas is locally sourced and affordable, meaning this type of furnace is widely accessible to homeowners in our area. Electric furnaces use electricity and a coil to create heat, similar to a space heater. Electric furnaces are great for homes that don’t have access to natural gas, and for customers who are on a strict budget.

Furnaces are powerful enough to keep your home cozy during the winter, and they’re some of the most affordable systems to run in the long term.

Radiant Heaters: A Different Type of Comfort

Have you considered a radiant heating system? These units are different than furnaces or heat pumps, but they’re some people’s first choice for heat.

Radiant heaters use either electricity or water to radiate heat from lines that are set up throughout the home. While the other systems we mention here are considered “forced air” because they heat the air in your home, a radiant heater heats the space in your home.

Radiant heat flows through objects and your body. Customers will often say that the heat of a boiler or electric radiant heating system feels more cozy during the winter and resembles the heat of the sun. If you’re looking for cozy winter comfort like this, then a radiant heater is your best bet.

Heat Pumps: All-Electric and Extremely Efficient

Heat pumps are newer than radiant heaters or furnaces, but they’re quickly taking the world by storm. A heat pump runs like an air conditioner but with the ability to run in reverse. That’s right, heat pumps give you AC in the summer and heating in the winter, all from the same unit!

Heat pumps are all-electric and some of the most energy-efficient models on the market. If you’re looking to make your home more eco-friendly and efficient, (especially if you pair this unit up with solar panels) then a heat pump will work wonders for you.

Consider Going Ductless!

Did we mention that some heat pumps are ductless? Ductless mini splits are great units because they don’t require air ducts and just put heated air directly into your home from small air handlers mounted in strategic locations. If you’re looking to avoid installing or maintaining ductwork, then choose one of these units!

Don’t hesitate to schedule heating installation with Parker Services Inc today. Comfort’s just a call away! 

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