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What to Consider When Selecting a New Heater

**Rentmeister Total Home Service No Longer Services Boilers Or Radiant Heating Systems, We Apologize If This Is An Inconvenience**

You’ve reach the point where you need to get a new heater installed in your home. It probably took you a significant amount of time to reach this point. But you’ve only gotten over the first step. Now you have to decide on what kind of heater to get. Just a glance online will make your head spin from all the options: furnaces, boilers, dual fuel hybrid systems, geothermal, heat pumps, radiant floor heating…

Grab onto your head to stop the spinning. We’re here to help. At Rentmeister Total Home Service, we’ve done countless heating installations in Salt Lake City, and we can guide you to the right heater.

As you start your search, consider these important factors:

Fuel availability

If you already have a fuel source hooked up to your home, this will narrow your choices (unless you plan to shift to a different fuel source). This isn’t as restrictive as it sounds, since some heating systems, such as boilers and furnaces, come in a variety of models that use different fuels. But if you already have gas  connections in your home, you’ll probably want to stay with a gas-powered system. If you use electricity for all your power needs, then you should look into systems like heat pumps.


This is one of the most important considerations when getting a heater, and also the one most homeowners overlook. A heater needs to fit your home properly to heat it efficiently. A heater that’s too small will not provide you with the whole-house warmth you need; one that’s too large will “short cycle,” turning on and off repeatedly, quickly wearing down and draining power. Picking the ideal-sized heater requires professional input. Hire an HVAC company to perform a heat load calculation to determine the best size to get.


No, we don’t mean the health of your heater. We mean your health and that of your family. Some heating systems can have adverse effects on respiratory health, particularly for people with allergies, because they can spread dust and other pollutants from ductwork. If you are particularly sensitive to air-borne pollutants, then you may wish to look into heaters that don’t use forced air, such as a boiler or a radiant heating system.

Rentmeister Total Home Service offers a large variety of heating installation options: we install most types, from furnaces to geothermal heat pumps. We’re confident we can find the system that will give you the best comfort for your home. Don’t let the many choices bewilder you into making the wrong one: for help with your Salt Lake City, UT heating installation, contact Rentmeister Total Home Service.

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