Wisconsin winters can be brutally cold. At Abner Boiler & Heating Company in Madison, WI, our NATE® certified professionals will keep your home warm all winter long. One of the most common questions we receive from customers is how to determine the best heat system for their home. Check out our comparison guide below.

Home Heating Systems

Boiler and Radiant Floor Heating

Radiant heating is preferred by many people for one simple reason: efficiency. Radiant heat is consistent, efficient, and does not produce allergens. The system’s energy source is generated by a water boiler that consumes either oil or gas. The warm water is then piped throughout the home and its heat released through radiators or panels in the walls, ceiling, or floorboards.

Forced Air Heating

Forced air systems generally are part of an HVAC system that utilizes ductwork to circulate air from both the furnace and the air conditioner. Furnaces utilize gas, oil, or electricity to generate hot air and blow it through the ductwork and into the home. HVAC systems are popular because they provide both heating and cooling. They are, however, less efficient than radiant heating systems at maintaining the home’s temperature and conducting heat. 

What’s a Homeowner to Do?

If you are replacing your current heating system or building a new home, the kind of system you select is ultimately your choice. Both radiant heat and forced air systems offer benefits and drawbacks that you have to weigh out for yourself. If your home has an existing system, our experienced technicians would be happy to give your boiler or furnace a tune-up to make sure things are in proper working order.

The Abner Difference

At Abner Boiler & Heating Company, we’ve been providing exceptional services at unbeatable prices since 1961. We promise to match or beat our competitors’ prices so you receive the best service at the best price. And, because we know emergencies happen any time of the day or night, we answer our phones around the clock. Contact us today at (608) 274-3077 for a free estimate on your next service check or installation job.