Heating Up Your Options: A Guide to Different Heating Systems
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Heating Up Your Options: A Guide to Different Heating Systems

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Selecting the right heating system for your home is an important decision and one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your home. From traditional furnaces and boilers to innovative heat pumps, each choice comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

Big Cat Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling works with all types of Colorado Springs heating systems and is here for all of your new installations, repairs, and maintenance needs.

Read on or contact us today and learn more about the different types of heating systems and which system will work best for your home’s unique needs!

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Furnaces are a traditional choice for rapid, efficient heating. It runs on a variety of fuel options, including electricity, natural gas, propane, or oil, and comes with a cost-effective installation process. However, there are some drawbacks. You may notice energy losses through your ductwork and some issues with energy efficiency compared to other units. Furnaces will also collect dust in the ductwork and require ongoing maintenance. However, choosing an updated furnace with a high energy rating efficiency can help resolve the issue and put you on the right path for a home with reliable warmth.


Boilers are known for their even, reliable heat distribution. They tend to be highly efficient and come with a long lifespan. On the downside, their installation is usually more complex and comes with a higher upfront cost. They also won’t warm up your home as quickly as a furnace and other systems. Boilers are also very large and need adequate space and distribution pipes to work for your home.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are highly energy-efficient, especially in moderate climates and provide both heating and cooling. They work somewhat like a refrigerator. When it’s in heating mode, it extracts heat from the outside air, even in cold temperatures and warms your home with the help of an evaporator coil containing a refrigerant. The refrigerant will evaporate at low pressure and absorb heat from the outdoor air in the process. Some of the drawbacks include higher upfront costs to install and in extremely cold, sub-zero temperatures, you may need an alternate heat source for reliable warmth.

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Each heating system comes with its share of pros and cons, but we can help. Give us a call and we’ll walk through the decision with you, evaluate your current set-up, and make recommendations based on your home’s energy needs and your own preferences. We can also share any manufacturer’s rebates, tax credits, or other incentives. Big Cat also offers financing to make your new heating installation in Colorado Springs as affordable and cost-efficient as possible.

Call us today! We’ll help you figure out what kind of heating installation in Colorado Springs you need for a warm home that produces the reliable heat you need. We work with all types of HVAC and heating systems, including boilers, furnaces, and heat pumps. Contact us today!

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