When you decide to get a new heating system, it can be overwhelming as you attempt to navigate all of the different options. With all of their unique benefits, it’s difficult to find the right fit for your home, but when you come to Carl F. Riedell & Son for your heating installation, you can work with a professional to learn more about which of the following systems you should use. 


If you are looking for a system that is easy to install, we recommend electric. Unlike other options, you don’t have to install ductwork or anything in the walls or ceilings except wiring.  This is also a great option for a workplace because you can easily adjust the temperature for each individual room or floor rather than keeping the temperature uniform through all of the building. You should keep in mind, however, that they can cause a hike in your energy bills if you aren’t monitoring or maintaining them properly. Lastly, they have a lifespan of 15-20 years, which is high for an HVAC system.


The majority of homes in America use gas to heat their homes because it is much less expensive to operate than oil and electric systems. On the other hand, it is costlier to install, but the energy bill savings over their shorter, 10-15-year lifespan of the system quickly makes up for the extra cost. Another benefit of gas is that it is always available, so you never have to worry about being without heat when you run out of oil. As long as you pay your bill, you can keep the fuel flowing into your home so that it is ready whenever you need it! 


Only about 5% of American homes have oil heating systems, and most of them have had them for decades because they can last 20-30 years. It’s not very common to see new homes built with oil, but most houses that have had oil since the beginning don’t change over to other systems because of convenience. However, the inconvenience comes whenever you have to refill your tank. Because of the size of tank that is required, we don’t recommend this for people with small basements. They also aren’t very eco-friendly, and the price of oil varies far too much to be able to predict your long-term energy costs.

Want to find out more about the advantages and disadvantages of all of the above heating systems and more? Then pick up the phone and call Carl F. Riedell & Son to ask about our electric, oil, or gas heating installation services. You can also fill out our online form to get free pricing for your project.