Is A Furnace Optimal for Home Heating? When to Modernize Your Home Heating Systems

A home high efficiency furnace with a residential gas water heater & humidifier.

Now’s the time to evaluate the current heating system in your home and decide if this type of heater is still the right one for your needs. When you do so prior to winter rolling in, you’ll be better prepared for cold snowy nights and frosty seasonal days. Plus, if you’re having problems with your current furnace, it may be time for a new system. Here is some insight into traditional furnaces and how a modern heating system may be more suitable for your home.

Traditional Furnaces

Traditional furnaces, such as gas furnaces, are found in many older homes. Even newer construction homes may have these traditional furnaces within them. Now, with other options available for heating your home, you may wonder about the pros and cons of your traditional furnace and whether it’s time to switch your heating system. Here are some advantages and limitations to heating your house with a gas furnace.

Hot water boiler. Boiler room with a heating system


One of the main advantages to heating your home with a gas furnace is the large amount of heat production these heating units provide. A gas furnace will put out heat quickly and efficiently, thereby warming your home with ease. Also, gas furnaces are quite compatible with your current HVAC system. Therefore, if you’re adding a new gas furnace, it will likely be pretty easy to accommodate your current HVAC system.


There are also limitations to heating your home by using a gas furnace. Newer heating solutions may be more efficient than gas furnaces, especially with new heating components continually being created. Also, the costs associated with installing a new gas furnace may be more than with a modern heating solution as well as the fluctuating costs of gas. In addition, there may be more of an environmental impact with gas furnaces than with other heaters.

Modern Heating Solutions

If you want to explore modern heating systems, you have a few options available to you. Here are some heat systems that may work best in your home:

heat pump air - water for heating a residential home

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps work by transferring air between the inside of your home and outdoors. Warm air makes its way into your house during the winter and the warm air goes out of your home during the summer with the help of a heat pump. Heat pumps are energy efficient and you only need one system to heat and cool your home. Plus, these modern systems may improve indoor air quality and give your home consistent heating.

Boiler Room


Another modern heating solution is a boiler which works to heat your home by heating water using gas, coal, or oil. The water may turn into steam or remain in liquid form and it will then get pushed through radiators to heat your home. Some of the benefits of boilers include their durable nature, energy efficiency, and that they may require less repairs and maintenance.

Ductless Heating Systems

With ductless heating systems, you can heat your home by moving warm air from one location to the other by using heat exchanger coils. This type of system also helps to cool the home during the summer and you don’t need ducts for your HVAC needs. Benefits of ductless heating systems include efficiency by being able to adjust temperatures in different rooms, offer directional airflow, and offer flexibility by providing you with cool or hot air depending on the season and your needs.

Before you buy and install a new heating system in your home, check out the pros and cons associated with each one to make sure you’re making the right decision. Air Design can answer all your questions and help you find a heating system that’s right for your home.

Contact Air Design for your home heating system needs!