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Choosing a New Heating System

Even the best heating systems wear out, especially where they have to work so hard during cold winters like in Mokena, IL. If your heater is more than 15 years old, then replacing it with a newer, more efficient model will save you money over time. Comfortmate Heating & Air will work with you to find the best system for your budget, whether you’re building a new home or replacing an old heater. Here are some popular types of heating systems.

Heat Pump

Heat pumps are more efficient than furnaces and air conditioners. They move heat from a cool place to a warm place, making the cool area cooler and the warm area warmer. In winter, heat pumps move heat from the chilly outdoors into your home. In summer, they remove heat from your house, which cools it.

Most heat pumps are electric, but some run on geothermal energy as well. Geothermal heat pumps transfer heat between homes and the ground or a nearby water source. They cost more to install, but you’ll save money over time, and they have a much longer life span.

Natural Gas

Natural gas is the most common heat source in the U.S. because of its low cost and high availability. About 57% of homes use natural gas. It’s a popular fuel in central heating systems, also called forced air systems. They force heated air through ducts and vents in the walls of the home. Natural gas water heaters and stoves are also popular.

Solar Panels

Enough solar panels can generate almost all the heat for your home and produce electricity. Install solar panels on your roof or in your yard or garden. Move them when the seasons change to catch the most sun. However, it’s not sunny all the time, so homes should have a backup heating system as well.

Comfortmate Heating & Air has over 25 years of experience in heating and air conditioning repair, installation, and maintenance. We can help you choose and install the best heating system for your new home or your existing home. Call (815) 464-5288 today to schedule an appointment.