Which Electric Heating Systems are the Best?

Not all heating systems depend on traditional fuel. If you live in an area where electricity is cheaper than oil or gas, you may want to try an electric heating system. These types of heaters can be energy-efficient and more affordable than traditional furnaces. If you think you’ll have to sacrifice comfort, you’re wrong. Electric heating systems use innovative technology to provide reliable warmth to indoor environments. However, it’s important that you choose the right option for your home. Let’s take a look at the best types of electric heating systems available.

Electric Furnaces

Electric furnaces consist of electric resistance coils, a blower and ductwork. The blower sends air through the electric resistance coils. Then, the warm air is sent through the ducts and released throughout your home.

Unlike gas furnaces, electric furnaces don’t produce carbon monoxide. This means that they are safer in some respects. Buying an electric furnace is a good option if you are concerned about carbon monoxide poisoning.

You should know that electric furnaces have higher operating costs than their gas counterparts. However, installing an electric furnace doesn’t require you to add a fuel line to your home.

One of our installation specialties at BELOMAN includes electric furnaces. Our team can help you pick out a suitable electric furnace for your home.

Electric Wall Heaters

Electric wall heaters offer zone heating for a small area. They use heating elements, fans and reflectors to produce heat.

In terms of installation, electric wall heaters aren’t difficult to install. In fact, they don’t require professional installation services. Electric wall heaters aren’t expensive to buy, either.

Operating several wall heaters at a time is more expensive than operating a centralized heating system. This could result in high energy bills during the winter. On the flip side, these systems can be more affordable during milder seasons.

Heat Pumps

In the United States, over 13 million homes are heated by heat pumps. At BELOMAN, we install heat pumps for our customers in the Belleville area.

Here is an overview of how heat pumps work. These heating systems include refrigerants, compressor pumps and exchanger coils. The compressor pumps extract heat from outdoors. After the heat is extracted, it circulates throughout the heat pump to its electric system to cool and heat your home.

A heat pump could be either a compression or an absorption model. Electricity powers compression heat pumps. Absorption heat pumps can be powered by electricity or natural gas.

There are several benefits to using heat pumps as your home’s heating source. They are efficient and can heat your home quickly. Furthermore, heat pumps can be inexpensive to own and operate compared to other heating systems. Typically, electric heat pumps aren’t hazardous.

Radiant Heating Systems

Infrared radiation powers radiant heating systems. Radiant heating systems are usually installed in wall panels, ceiling panels and floors. Their maximum heat output is 104 degrees.

After they have been installed, radiant heating systems can warm your entire home. Some models require minimal maintenance and last for 25 years. This type of electric heating system is quiet and energy-efficient.

However, there are a few potential drawbacks to installing radiant heating systems. After installation, you may have to replace your floor, ceiling panels and wall panels. The installation process can be expensive and time-consuming.

Baseboard Heaters

Baseboard heaters are an inexpensive installation alternative to central heaters. They use metal pipes and aluminum fins to produce heat. The heating process produces heat like a convection oven.

These heaters only provide heat to small areas of your home. They are commonly known as zoned heating systems. If you want to heat your entire home, you’ll have to buy more than one unit. Buying and operating multiple units can be costly.

Your Heating and Cooling Solution

For more than 60 years, BELOMAN has serviced heating and cooling systems in the Belleville area. If you want information about electrical heating systems or our services, count on our technicians to help. Our heating and cooling services include repair, maintenance and installation for air conditioners and furnaces. We also provide pest solutions, architectural metal services and plumbing services. Want to discuss your service options? Our team is available to answer your questions and talk about heating and cooling options. Contact BELOMAN to book your appointment in Belleville today.