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How To Choose Your Home Heating System

Many homeowners can agree that choosing the right central heating system can be quite a daunting task. Getting good equipment can be a complicated process due to the variety of many different models and sizes of central heating systems in the market. It is important to note that selecting the right system will ensure that your family is safe as well as capable of saving significant money on heating costs.

There are many factors to be considered in order to choose the right heating system for your home. Ask yourself the following when first thinking of options for getting a new heating system:

  • Do you prefer geothermal, gas or electric?
  • What kind of warranty does the manufacturer offer?
  • What is the cost of different fuels?
  • What size system do you need?
  • How many systems do you need?
  • Which models are the best?
  • Will you need a new ductwork?

It is important to take the time out to conduct research on all the different types of heating systems. You need to take your personal needs (like affordability) as well as your home needs (like home size) into account. This will help you to make an educated decision regarding which model you should ultimately buy.

There are different central heating systems in the market and each offers different benefits. The three most common heating systems are oil, gas and LPG. Each is ideal for different home heating needs in a home. Let’s look at the different benefits of each different home heating system.


One should consider buying an oil heating system if he or she lives in a rural area, or their home is not connected to a gas supply. The operation of oil systems is similar to gas systems. The oil is used to heat water, which is then pumped around your home. Also, the timers and thermostatic controls are similar. The difference is that the oil will need to be stored in a tank underground. Like gas, oil is effective and efficient, in terms of money saving and heating. However, one common misconception about oil heating systems is that they are usually smelly. This may be caused by older and un-cleaned oil tanks. Modern oil heating tanks are made of plastic which are odor-free and hard wearing.


Gas heating systems are the most common type of heating system, used in many homes around the world. They are also commonly referred to as “wet systems”. In gas central heating systems, a boiler heats up the water which is passed through the radiator to various rooms of a home. This system is considered to be the most affordable and safe for use in a home. Energy efficiency of gas heating systems depends on the radiator. Radiators can be made from aluminum or cast iron. Those made from cast iron are considered the best because they are good heat retainers and continue to disperse heat even when the system is turned off. As the supply of gas gets scarce, the prices go up. Therefore, if your home is unfit for oil heating systems, then a gas heating system can be a good option.

LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas)

In recent years, LPG has become popular when it comes to choosing central heating systems. Many homeowners opt for LPG systems because they have low carbon emissions and pose no pollution threats. Installation of LPG tank is also cheaper compared to the oil tank installation.

If you’re still not sure which heating system would be the most reliable and cost-effective for your home, you should consider hiring a professional to assist selecting a home heating system. You will be able to get the right system for your home, as well as save on time and energy. All Jersey offers some of the most reliable installation and maintenance services for heating and cooling systems. Contact us today by calling 732-583-1204 or click here!

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