Home Heating Systems

Heating a home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in your home, making up about 30-40% of your utility bill. No matter what kind of heating system you have in your home, you can save money and increase your comfort by properly maintaining and upgrading your equipment. But remember, an energy-efficient furnace alone will not have a significant impact on your energy bills as using the whole-house approach. Combining proper equipment maintenance and upgrades with recommended insulation, air sealing, and thermostat settings, you can save approximately 30% on your energy bill.

Active Solar Heating

Active solar heating may be the most efficient option for heating your home if you get lots of sun.

Electric Resistance Heating

Electric resistance heating can be expensive to operate but may be appropriate if you heat a room infrequently.

Furnaces and Boilers

Most families heat their homes with a furnace or boiler. Now high-efficiency models of all types of furnaces and boilers are available

Wood and Pellet Heating

Wood or pellets are renewable fuel sources, and modern wood and pellet stoves are an efficient and renewable way to heat your home.

Heat Distribution Systems

Learn more about different and efficient heat distribution systems.

Radiant Heating

Say goodbye to cold floors in winter. Radiant heating can be a comfortable and efficient heating choice for cold floors in winter.

Portable Heaters

Portable heaters are useful for supplemental or occasional heating but must be installed and operated properly for an inexpensive way to heat a room.

Although several different types of fuels are available to heat our homes, nearly half of Americans use natural gas as household heating systems.