The cool, crisp air of autumn has arrived in Aurora, IL, and the frigid air of wintertime will soon follow. Now is the best time to determine if you’re in need of a new heating system. The usual lifespan of a furnace or boiler is 15 to 20 years, while heat pumps last for an average of 12 years. If you’re unsure of what the heating options are for your home, here are a few to consider.


Many homes rely on a gas furnace for heat. If your home has a natural gas connection and ductwork, this is an efficient solution. Some furnaces offer compatibility with propane, which may be an option if your home doesn’t connect to a network of natural gas pipes.

Heat Pump

Heat pumps transfer heat from a colder place to a warmer one. They offer dual functionality of heating in the wintertime and cooling and dehumidification in the summertime. While air-source heat pumps are the most common and affordable, geothermal and water-source heat pumps are also options.

Hydro Heat

At Andersen Plumbing and Heating, we’re proud to offer Apollo hydro heat systems. They use a water-to-air heat exchanger. A water tank, much like a large water heater, warms the water, and the exchanger uses the warm water to heat air. An air handler forces the warm air into your home’s ductwork.


Boilers use hot water to keep your home comfortable. The heated water travels through pipes, and the heat is released through them. Today’s boilers are quiet, energy-efficient and long-lasting.

Andersen Plumbing and Heating is Aurora’s trusted heating installation company. Not in need of a new heating system today? We’re also available for air conditioner installations and heating and cooling maintenance and repair. Our plumbers offer a full range of plumbing services, including water heaters, water treatment systems, sump pumps, drain cleaning and plumbing maintenance and repair. For more details or to schedule a consultation regarding a new heating system for your home, reach out to us at [company_name.

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