If you walk into just about any Menlo Park, CA home, you’ll find that it has a heating system inside of it. Even though Menlo Park doesn’t get as cold as other parts of the country in the wintertime, it gets cold enough to warrant homeowners turning their heating systems on. But what you might not always realize is that there are different types of systems used for heating in Menlo Park, CA. Check out some of the most common heating systems found in homes below.


While homeowners have plenty of choices when it comes time to install heating systems in their houses, they more often than not choose to go with Menlo Park, CA furnaces. Furnaces have easily turned into the most popular types of heating systems on the market today. They work by creating warm air and blowing it through a home through a series of air ducts and registers that are strategically positioned throughout a house. Furnace systems are also referred to as forced warm air distribution systems for this reason. You can find furnaces that are powered by either electricity or natural gas in addition to furnaces that are powered by fuel oil.


Boiler systems aren’t anywhere near as popular as they used to be many years ago. But you’ll still find quite a few boilers in many older homes. Boilers are different from furnaces in that they don’t send warm air throughout a home to heat it up. Instead, they send hot water out in a home through a series of pipes and radiators. The water then returns to the boiler to be heated up again before being sent back out into a home. Boilers have fallen out of favor among homeowners over time, but it’s still important for you to know how they work just in case you ever find yourself living in or working in a place with a boiler.

Heat pumps

Heat pumps have risen in popularity in more recent years, and it’s not hard to see why. Despite their name, heat pumps can be utilized for both heating and cooling homes. During the summertime, heat pumps take any heat that has built up inside of a home and move it outdoors to cool a home off. During the wintertime, heat pumps take the opposite approach and find heat in the air outside and bring it inside through a complex process that involves locating heat in the outside air. There are air-source heat pumps and ground-source heat pumps available with air-source heat pumps reigning supreme at this time.

Which heating system is right for you?

Are you going to be installing a new heating system in a home? You should think long and hard about your heating system options and choose the one that will work best for you based on everything from the size of your home and the setup of it to your budget for a new heating system.

Carol Flynn Heating & Cooling can supply you with everything you’ll need to install a new Menlo Park, CA heating system in your home. Contact us at (650) 697-1535 or stop by and see us at 200 Valley Dr Ste 50, Brisbane, CA 94005 to discover more about the heating systems that you can have installed.

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