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What Are Your Heater Options?

When the cold weather hits, are you going to be ready to keep your home comfortably warm? If you aren’t confident about the ability of your heater to keep up, or you are still trying to do battle using a space heater, then it is time for an upgrade.

First things first, you’ll need to be able to narrow down your options so you can more easily choose the next system for your heating installation in Brookfield, WI. We’ll help you learn what you need to know so you can make this choice with less worry.

What Are Your System Options?

Knowing more about your options can make selecting your next heater much easier. Make sure to talk to a technician on our team after you learn more here.


Furnaces are a type of forced-air heater. These systems use either natural gas or electrical resistance to produce the heat that is blown throughout your house. They are highly powerful and highly effective without being too expensive to run.

Furnaces also come with that added decision of figuring out which energy source to use. This can depend on the cost of electricity in your area and also on whether you have a natural gas connection already or not.


Boilers are the heating systems that are used to power hydronic radiant heaters. With pipes that feed in-wall or under-floor lines, these systems warm water that is fed through the house to radiate heat. This creates a feeling closer to sitting in the sunshine while a forced-air system creates the feeling akin to a warm breeze.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are another type of forced air heating system. Rather than creating hot air though, these systems use refrigerant to absorb heat from the air outside and move it indoors. This is a highly energy-efficient way to warm up your house. Plus, as an added bonus, heat pumps can also be used as air conditioners in the summer. That means if you need both a heater and an AC, a heat pump is likely to be a great solution.

Ductless Systems

Last but certainly not least, you may want to consider a ductless HVAC system. These systems operate using heat pump technology. The key difference is that they don’t need ducts to distribute the air. Ductless systems are comprised of multiple air handlers that are installed throughout your home and are connected to your outdoor condenser unit. This setup allows them to work without ducts, making them highly efficient and an ideal match for smaller homes that don’t have space for ducts.

Choosing Your Next Heater

Choosing a heater for your home isn’t necessarily easy, but knowing your options help. It also helps to know what the deciding factors are such as…

  • What is your budget?
  • What financing options work best?
  • Do you have a natural gas connection?
  • How much square footage is in your home?
  • How much space do you have for a heating system?
  • Do you have ductwork?

When you are ready to get started on your installation, come to our team. We’ll make the decision easier and provide timely, quality service too.

Contact Capital Heating, Cooling & Electric to schedule an appointment. Serving Wisconsin since 2007.

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