What’s The Best Heating Option For Your Home?

July 15, 2018

Best Heating Option for Your HomeWinter is fast approaching, which means you need to prepare your Kansas area home to beat the chill once more. This, of course, means you need to be sure your home is equipped with a properly working heating unit that will keep out the cold all winter long.

But which heating unit should that be? You’re in luck when it comes to picking out a heating unit because there is a nice variety of options to pick from. However, that doesn’t mean the choice will be easy. After all, you need to consider all the pros and cons of each kind of heating unit to be sure you pick the one that’s best for your needs.

Not sure what those options are, let alone what their pros and cons are? Not a problem! Just read through this guide, and we’ll go into detail about three of the most common heating units for your Kansas home and the pros and cons you can expect from them.

Heat Pump

As its name implies, a heat pump works by pumping heat. To where? Why, to where you need it to be — or don’t need it to be. That is, in your home or outside of it. With this design, a heat pump can be used as both your heating AND air conditioning unit. So, with it, you’ll be getting a two-for-one deal!

Unfortunately, this means you’ll use your heat pump at all times of the year, not just during the cooler months. So, it will endure more wear, requiring that it get more maintenance through the years. What’s more, heat pumps don’t tend to provide adequate heating when the weather is particularly cold so you might want to look for another option during harsh winters.


If you’re looking for a clean, quiet heating option, then boilers are the way to go. Quieter than heat pumps and cleaner than furnaces, boilers can help to create the most all-around comfortable home during the harsh Kansas winters. And with their ability to outfit your home with radiant heating, boilers can provide thorough heating from top to bottom.

Unfortunately, if your home is not already equipped to take on radiant heating, then you’ll have to endure a hefty cost to retrofit your home with that setup. What’s more, if your boiler’s radiant heating experiences issues, the repair could also be quite costly, meaning a boiler might not be the best choice if you’re trying to stay warm on a budget.


For the quickest and most thorough heating around, you can’t go wrong with a furnace. Thanks to its intense method of heating your home, a furnace will prove to be your best option when the temperatures drop into the severe lows. If you’re looking to absolutely ensure the comfort and safety of your family this winter, then a furnace is the way to go.

Of course, if you’re looking to keep your home’s indoor air clean, you may want to look elsewhere. After all, with its combustion-based method of heating, a furnace can dirty up your home’s indoor air. On top of that, a furnace has a chance of creating a carbon monoxide leak, which can present some very dangerous problems if left unaddressed.

If you are looking for an expert HVAC contractor, please call Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling at (913) 815-1051 or fill out our online request form.

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