If you're in the market for a new heating system and you can already feel the cool wind in the air, you're probably starting to panic a little bit. Chances are you've never had to deal with picking which heating system is best for your home before. Now, you're bombarded with options.

Don't worry! We're here to break it down for you. The three most popular heating systems are a boiler, heat pump, and furnace. They each have their pros and cons, and one of them is perfect for you, depending on what you're looking for.


A boiler is a classic heating system in most American homes and businesses. Boilers are best suited for homes based out of seasonal climates. One of the advantages of having a boiler in your house is that it provides both heat and hot water. High-quality hot water boilers can be one of the most efficient heating systems because they use less fuel to produce heat. It's also low maintenance and provides better air quality. Those who are highly sensitive to allergens in the air should strongly consider this as their heating system of choice.

The downside of purchasing a boiler is that it has a high initial cost, especially for a good quality system. Most boilers also only work as heaters, so homeowners need to purchase a separate AC system.

Heat Pump

Heat pumps are becoming more and more popular as technology is improving. These systems work best in moderate climates, where it doesn't get too hot or too cold, because of the way they produce heat. Heat pumps can both heat and cool surroundings, eliminating the need to procure a separate AC system as you would with a boiler. These are the most environmentally-friendly heating systems because they do not use fossil fuels or produce exhaust.

Unfortunately, if you live in areas where the weather can drastically change, you might need to have a back-up heat source. Heat pumps require frequent maintenance of their filters to avoid any serious damage. If you neglect such maintenance on your heat pump, our heat pump repair service in Levittown is only one call away.


A furnace is the least expensive heating system available. Luckily, most furnaces can be used as both heaters and coolers, provided you live in a moderate environment. With a furnace, you never have to worry about frozen pipes or leakage.

Those who are sensitive to air allergens will want to avoid this heating system. The air movement of a furnace can spread a lot of dust, feel drafty, and create a dry environment. Like a heat pump, this system also requires yearly, if not monthly, maintenance to keep it running smoothly.

Take into consideration the type of environment you're living in, what you're looking for out of your new system, and the cost of installation when you're shopping for your new heating system. If you further assistance or more information, don't hesitate to give us a call. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Bucks County is always here to help, whether with a heating system installation or emergency AC repair in Bucks County, PA.