What’s the Best Heating Unit for Your Home?

Winter is on its way, and it’s bringing all the things we love most about winter with it: the holidays, the meals, the decorations, the snowball fights!

Unfortunately, it’s also bringing the thing many of us like the LEAST about winter: the cold.

Fortunately, though, when Old Man Winter comes blowing into town and sending your thermostat plummeting, you don’t have to deal with the cold. After all, you can just step inside and flip on your heating unit -- a marvelous invention indeed!

Yes, heating surely is one of the great conveniences of modern times. Even greater is that there is a variety of heating units to pick from: furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps!

Not sure which heating unit is best for you? Well, don’t spend another moment simply wondering. Instead, just read on, and our quick, handy guide about the differences between these heating units should clear things up so you can make the best choice when it comes to picking out your next heating unit!


A gas furnace provides some of the most efficient heating out there. It works quickly, helping your home go from cold to toasty in no time flat. Indeed, when the temperatures drop suddenly, you’ll be thankful that you have a gas furnace to heat your home!

The major drawback of gas furnaces is that they are somewhat costly to install. This can be a deterrent if you’re shopping for a new heating unit. However, while the upfront cost might be somewhat large, the fact that furnaces require little maintenance through the years might compel you to overlook that expense!


Another drawback that furnaces offer can’t be mitigated by low maintenance costs: They are dirty. Since they work through the process of combustion, they can greatly lower the quality of your home’s indoor air with nasty particles. On top of that, furnaces can be pretty noisy.

Boilers, on the other hand, are one of the cleanest heating options out there. Since they use water to heat your home, they do not produce unclean air. And though they can be even COSTLIER than furnaces to install, boilers are a very quiet heating option, making them another compelling choice!


This is perhaps the most common heating option there is, and for good reason. For one thing, heat pumps are much more affordable at the outset. Since most homes can already accommodate the space and the components required for a heat pump, the installation of one won’t hurt your bank account!

The major drawback to heat pumps is that they require more maintenance than the other options do. Of course, this is only because a heat pump doubles as your air conditioner, meaning it will sustain twice the wear. This wear might be somewhat bothersome, but the convenience of having your heating and cooling systems all in one might just be enough to help you overlook that headache!


Whatever heating system you decide is best for you, be sure to have yours installed by an experienced professional. And here in the Bordentown area, that professional should be none other than Kagel's Heating & Air Conditioning!

We at Kagel's Heating & Air Conditioning have over 20 years of experience in the HVAC industry. On top of that experience, we also boast a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so with us, you can be sure to enjoy the most reliable heating installation that your money can buy!

If you are looking for Heating and Air Conditioning Tune-Ups then please call (609) 298-8221 or complete our online request form.