How Can I Heat My Home This Winter?

November 18, 2021
Winter Heating Options in Paxton, IL

You have several options to heat your home in the winter. Some initially cost more but save you money on your monthly energy bills. Which option is best depends on your home, budget and other factors.

Electric Furnace

This is the least expensive option to install in your home. However, it’s the most expensive way to heat your home. An electric furnace is not a good option unless you don’t have other choices.

Gas Furnace

Gas furnaces are very efficient nowadays. They’re the most common way of heating a home in the United States. They’re relatively affordable to have installed and to operate.


Boilers are another way to efficiently heat your home. Some models compete with gas furnace when it comes to energy efficiency. They’re also more compact than ever.

Dogtown Heating, Air & Plumbing in Paxton, IL, installs boilers. We back our services with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

Air Source Heat Pump

Air source heat pumps are a great way to heat your home in the winter and cool it in the summer. The outdoor unit looks similar to an AC unit. While they use electricity, they are incredibly efficient.

Geothermal Heat Pump

This type of heat pump has pipes installed underground. The pipes are buried below the frost line, so they can exchange heat between your home and the ground throughout the year.

A geothermal heat pump may be the most efficient way to heat your home in the winter, as it’s not affected by freezing temperatures. However, they have the highest upfront cost as the pipes need to be buried either vertically or horizontally.

At Dogtown Heating, Air & Plumbing, we repair, install and maintain furnaces, boilers, heat pumps and air conditioners. We can also help you with Daikin mini-splits and indoor air quality. Additionally, we’re a full-service plumbing company with services like drain cleaning, garbage disposals, pipe repair, hydro-jetting and water heaters. To find out more, please call our office today.

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