Updated September 2023

There are three main categories of heaters; central heating systems, ductless heating systems and direct heating systems. Which one is right for you depends on your home, budget and other factors.

Central Heating Systems

A central heating system uses ductwork to deliver heat throughout your home. The heater could be a furnace or heat pump. There are also boilers, which are a special category of central heating.

Gas furnaces are the most common type of heater. They are energy efficient and relatively affordable to have installed. Other options are electric and oil furnaces.

A heat pump heats and cools your home. There are air heat pumps and ground source heat pumps. Both are highly energy efficient, even more so than furnaces, but cost more upfront.

Big Fish Cooling & Heating in Lumberton, TX, installs furnaces. We help families throughout Southeast Texas.

Ductless Heating System

Ductless heating systems don’t use ducts or vents. They have a separate unit in each room that is connected to an outdoor unit through tubing. Because they don’t use ducts, they are more efficient than central heating systems. It’s also easy to zone your home, so you only heat the rooms you want to.

Direct Heat Systems

This type of heating system applies heat directly from a heat source. Types of these systems include gas-fired, unvented gas-fired and electric space heaters. They’re good for heating a small space or room.

Which Heating System Is Best in Lumberton?

Choose one of these heating systems according to your needs and which is cost-effective for you. Central heating systems are the best for heating your entire home. Ductless and direct heating systems are less expensive and let you heat individual rooms.

Big Fish Cooling & Heating is known for our experience in installing, repairing and maintaining heating and cooling systems. These include air conditioners, gas furnaces, heat pumps, air handlers and coils. Please call today to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions.

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