3 Reasons To Install A Forced-Air Heating System

Posted on: 4 May 2015

Installing a new heating system in your home is a great choice, especially when you consider the many great options that are available to you. Two of the most common options are radiant and forced-air heating, with forced-air offering a few advantages over radiant heating systems.

Three reasons to install a forced-air reading system are cost, comfort, and easy maintenance:


One of the biggest advantages to using a forced-air heating system is that it will often be less expensive to install than the other heating options, such as radiant heating. In most cases, if you already have a duct and vent system in place for central air conditioning, then you only need to buy and install a furnace. 

However, when you install a radiant heating system, you will need to pay for heating pads and pipes, in addition to having a boiler installed specifically for the radiant heating system. In addition, there is a lot more labor involved when you install a radiant heating system.

You will have to pay someone to tear up your floors and walls, install the pipes and panels, and then rebuild your walls and floors. All of that extra work can really push up your labor costs.


A forced-air heating system is one of the best options available if you want to make your home as comfortable as possible in the shortest amount of time. When a forced-air heating system is turned on, it warms up the air to the desired temperature before distributing the air throughout the home. This means that every room in your house is going to benefit from the heated air as soon as your heating system turns on.

With a radiant heating system, you will have to wait a while before you notice that the house is warming up. This is because you have to wait for the heating pipes and panels to warm up your floors and walls before the heat begins affecting the air within your home. While this process is not incredibly slow, it is noticeably slower when compared to a forced-air system.

Easy Maintenance

Maintaining a forced-air system is typically quite easy. In most cases, you will only need to make sure that the furnace filter is clean. The filter is not only easy to access and clean, it is incredibly easy to replace if necessary.

The most time-consuming maintenance task that you will need to perform is cleaning out your ducts and vents. Thankfully, this is easy to accomplish as there are many services that have the necessary tools to clean every nook and cranny of your duct system.

Speak to a heating contractor today in order to discuss the many benefits of forced-air heating. This heating method is ideal if you want to save a bit of money, while also getting a heating system that can make your home quite comfortable and is easy to maintain. To learn more, contact a company such as Allied Mechanical & Electrical, Inc. with any questions or concerns you have.