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What Are My Options for Heating Installation?

If it’s time to install a new heater in your home, you may be shopping around and doing research to find out what your different options are. You can always install an upgraded version of the current heater you have. But even if it has served your home very well, there may be other better options on the market now.

When you need service for HVAC in Frisco, TX, our team can help. We can talk to you about your different heating options and help you decide which one would best fit your home and family. You can also keep reading to learn more about some of the heating systems we install, as well as pros and cons of each one.

Heat Pumps

If you are interested in installing a heat pump in your home, you have a couple of options. You can choose between a ducted heat pump that is more traditional with attached ductwork. You also have the option of installing a ductless heat pump, which is also called a mini split unit.

Either way, heat pumps are an excellent choice because they offer both heating and cooling all within a single system. You can eliminate the need for a separate air conditioner and heater when you install a heat pump. They are comparable in energy efficiency to a central air conditioner in the summer for cooling. 

When it comes to heating in the winter, heat pumps are considerably more efficient than other heating options. The only potential downside is that much colder air temperatures can add strain to your heat pump and reduce the overall effectiveness of heating. Your heat pump may struggle to keep your home as warm as you would like as temperatures drop lower outside. In this case you may want to add on a small additional furnace for an extra boost to heating.


These heaters are a more traditional option. Furnaces come in both gas and electric options. Gas furnaces are known to provide heat more quickly and effectively. Even though they tend to consume more energy during the process of creating heat, they may still cost less to operate compared to an electric furnace that takes longer to heat up.

Electric furnaces are beneficial because you don’t have to have any gas lines to operate them. Even though the heating element does take longer to produce heat, they do provide consistent heating just like a gas furnace does. 

If you don’t have the availability of gas service, an electric furnace may be the way to go. The expense of adding in gas lines may be too costly if you don’t also plan to use gas service for other appliances in your home.


A boiler is also called a radiant heater. There are pipes installed across your home in the walls and floors that heated water channels through to radiate out into the rooms and increase the temperature. Boilers are excellent heaters and highly energy efficient. They also require less maintenance compared to other types of heaters.

The only downside to a boiler is that they are very difficult to install and existing homes because they require so much deconstruction to remove walls and floors for the pipe installation. Boilers are an excellent choice if you’re having a new home built or already doing a remodel in your existing home.

Get it done right… Right now! The team at Hutchins Plumbing and Air Conditioning is ready to help you with all your home needs – including heating service.

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