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Serving the Greater Los Angeles Area


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What’s the Best Heating System for my LA Home?

We can go nine or ten months out of the year without needing to use a heater at all. But when we do, you want to have the right system in place to meet your heating needs. We get a lot of questions about the best options for heating in Los Angeles.

You can keep reading to learn more about the most popular heating systems that we install and the pros and cons of each to consider. Then you can give our team a call to schedule your in-home assessment, where we can review how a heater would be set up to heat your home.

Heat Pump

A heat pump is our top recommendation for heating in the Los Angeles area. Since we don’t experience too much cold weather, we mostly rely on air conditioning and have less of a need for heating. A heat pump offers heating and cooling all-in-one.

Instead of having to dedicate space to a separate heater that you might only use for a few months out of the year, a heat pump is a complete solution. You can effortlessly switch between heating and cooling whenever you need to. Plus, the heat pump has the added benefit of being highly efficient heating compared to other heating options.

Ductless Mini Split

A ductless mini split is also a heat pump. The key difference is that a ductless mini split does not use ductwork. It’s perfect for homes of all sizes and shapes. Individual units get installed in each room or zone of your home. You can either use all of the units to maintain a uniform temperature across your home or close doors and have unique temperatures in each room based on individual preferences. 

The main benefit of a ductless mini split is that you have the potential to slash your energy costs by as much as half since there is no attached ductwork. 100% of the air that a mini split heats and cools blows directly into your home. Although they can be a little bit more expensive to install, you stand to save a lot more over the life of the unit on energy costs.


If it is important to you to have a separate heater, we encourage you to install a gas furnace if possible. Gas furnaces are known to be very efficient and effective at heating. Because of the combustion process used in a gas furnace, the unit can heat your home up very quickly and help it maintain a consistent level of heat.

Keep in mind that if you do want to have a gas furnace, you have to have gas access at your home. If you don’t already have gas lines that are active, you need to consider the additional cost of running gas lines to your home. There’s also the possibility that you don’t even have gas line access.

No matter what your heating decision is, our team is here to help you from start to finish. We can help you pick out the perfect unit, then install your new heater, and review some tips for maximizing efficiency. We’re even here to help for the entire life of your heater by providing service for repairs and maintenance.

JMS Air Conditioning and Heating has your back. Call us today to schedule an appointment for new furnace installation in Glendale, CA!

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