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A Deeper Look Into Baseboard Heat vs. Central Heat

Deciding which type of heating system to install in your home can be daunting. At Air Rescue, we understand the importance of making an informed decision regarding your home’s heating needs. That’s why we want to share with you the pros and cons of two heating systems—baseboard heat and central heat—so that you can make an educated decision for your home.


Baseboard Heating System Pros & Cons

Baseboard heating systems are more affordable than their central heating counterparts because they are easy to install and require minimal maintenance. They also provide efficient, zoned control, meaning that you can adjust the temperature in each room as needed instead of having one all-encompassing temperature throughout the entire house. The downside is that baseboard heaters have a reputation for being loud and bulky, which may detract from the look of your rooms if not installed correctly. Additionally, they take longer to heat up than central systems.


Central Heating System Pros & Cons

Central heating systems offer uniform temperatures throughout the entire house. In addition, they are known for being quieter than baseboard heaters due to their internal fan system—which helps speed up air circulation around your home. They also tend to be more energy efficient than other home heating systems since they evenly distribute temperatures without wasting electricity or natural gas on unused areas of the home. On the flip side, installing a central heating system can be expensive because you need ductwork throughout your walls and ceilings (this isn’t required with baseboard heaters). Additionally, if one part breaks down or malfunctions, it carries over throughout the entire system until it’s fixed. As a result, none of your rooms will receive any heat until the problem is resolved by a professional HVAC technician.


No matter what type of heating system you choose for your home, Air Rescue is here to help ensure its installation runs smoothly and safely every step of the way! When deciding between baseboard heat and central heat, there is no right or wrong answer; rather, it depends on what fits best with your budget and lifestyle. We will work with you every step to ensure that your new heater meets all safety requirements and any other expectations you have before moving forward with installation.


If you have questions about your HVAC system or want to schedule a maintenance appointment, contact Air Rescue today! We would be happy to help you find the perfect solution for your needs.


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