Gas-fired boilers are not the most common type of home heating system (that’s the gas-powered boiler), but they remain a popular way to deliver warmth during the cold month's thanks to their energy-saving performance, even heating distribution, and long service lives.
Although the most common type of heating system in our area is the natural gas furnace, not all homes have connections to gas lines. There are a number of good heater options for all-electric houses, but the electric furnace is a popular one. Electric furnaces are affordable, have long service lives, operate at high safety levels, and suffer from fewer repair issues over their lifetimes compared to gas furnaces.
The plumbing in any home is a complex system. Most of the piping is hidden from sight, although that can often make it difficult to properly diagnose when something goes wrong. To help you better understand what your plumbing system may need when it comes to repairs, we’ve listed the five most common problems you might encounter.
For home heating, there’s one type more common than all the others: forced-air heating. This means using a blower fan to send heated air through a ventilation system to the various rooms. I.e. a furnace or a heat pump.