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Choosing the Right Home Heating System in the Triangle

The heating system of your home is an essential part of your comfort and overall well-being. You need a system that is powerful enough to warm your entire home as well as energy-efficient so that your energy bills aren’t through the roof.

There are many different types of heating systems available for homes in Raleigh-Durham and the rest of the Triangle, each with its own benefits. Blanton’s Air, Plumbing & Electric is here to help break down the differences between these systems. We’ll explore three of the most common heating options available for residential properties. With this information, you’ll be able to make an informed decision when it comes time to replace your current heating system.


A home high efficiency furnace with a residential gas water heater & humidifier.

Furnaces are a popular option for heating residential properties throughout the country. These units feature a heating element that warms the air that passes through the system. Then, heated air gets distributed through the home via a ventilation system.

A furnace is typically powered by gas but could also be powered by electricity or other fuels. Furnaces tend to last for 15 years, sometimes longer with proper maintenance. They quickly heat and distribute hot air throughout the home, making them a great choice for heating.

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Ductless Mini-Splits

Ductless mini-split installed on wall, being controlled by a remote

A ductless mini-split is a unique heating and cooling system that serves to control the climate of a single room. Commonly seen in hotels, these systems are often wall-mounted and feature climate controls right on the unit. Users simply dial in the desired temperature, and the mini-split does the rest.

Mini-splits don’t rely on a duct system to distribute warm air, so they are a great option for older homes without ducts and vents. These systems can also provide total control of the temperature in a small space such as a single bedroom. A series of mini-splits allows a homeowner to keep every room at different temperatures or keep one room warm while empty rooms stay cool.

Heat Pumps

a high-efficiency heat pump, outdoor unit

Heat pumps are large devices that feature indoor and outdoor units. The two units work together to pump heat energy from one space to another, depending on the settings. These powerful systems typically work for 10 to 15 years or longer with proper maintenance.

Heat pumps are designed to work for both heating and cooling. They can pull in heat energy from outside even on cold days or push heat energy out on hot summer days. This makes them a great option for those who want an all-in-one HVAC solution.

Looking to have a furnace, heat pump, or ductless mini-split installed? Contact Blanton’s today for a free estimate on a heating system replacement.

Which Heating System Is Best?

It’s hard to say which heating system is the best because every homeowner will have different needs. Owners who only use certain rooms of their house may want mini-splits so they can keep empty rooms cool during the winter. People who value quick heat throughout their home may want a furnace for its fast-heating ability. Those who want an entire HVAC system in one unit may benefit from installing a heat pump.

It’s important to consider fuel options and what type of fuel is already coming into the home. A gas furnace, for example, may require a new gas line to be installed. It’s best to discuss your heating needs and current heating setup with a professional HVAC technician before deciding which system to install.

Have questions about which heating system is the best for your home in the Raleigh-Durham area? Call Blanton’s at (919) 298-2105 or contact us online.

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Blanton’s Air, Plumbing & Electric installs top-quality furnaces, heat pumps, and ductless mini-splits for homeowners in the Triangle. Our team can work closely with you to replace your old heater with a brand-new, energy-efficient model. When we’re done, you’ll be happy you chose to work with true experts.

For heating installation in the Triangle, look no further than Blanton’s! Contact us today at (919) 298-2105 to request a free heating installation estimate.

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