Winter months can be uncomfortable for you and your family. With the temperatures dropping, you will more than likely spend more time in your home than you will outdoors. This means you’ll want to make sure you have the best heating system installed for your home.
Types Of Heating Systems:
- Boilers & Radiant Heating Systems
- Heat Pumps
Keep reading for a breakdown of some of the most common heating systems.
How Does A Boiler Work?
Boilers work by utilizing water to provide radiant heat to your home. The water is heated in the boiler with electricity, propane or natural gas. Once the water is heated it can be used to heat the home through baseboard heaters, radiators, or aluminum panels.
There are a number of benefits to boilers and radiant heating systems. These heating systems provide hypoallergenic heat that is better for your indoor air quality. Additionally, boilers can be controlled from room to room and are more energy-efficient.
Even though boilers and radiant heating systems can help you save money because they are energy efficient, they are more expensive to install and finding a technician to service the heating system may be difficult.
How Does A Furnace Work?
Furnaces use forced air to heat up the home by pushing heated air through the duct system of the home. A furnace can be powered with the help of electricity, oil, or natural gas. Furnaces are a popular choice among homeowners.
A few benefits of installing a furnace is that they are widely available, which means they are not difficult to get serviced. Additionally, furnaces are becoming more and more energy-efficient.
One downfall of furnaces is the need for ducts. Ducts can become worn out and if the homeowner is not careful a ripped or torn duct can reduce the amount of heat that reaches the home. They are also more likely to carry allergens and dust in them.
How Does A Heat Pump Work?
Heat pumps work by absorbing heat from the air, ground, or water. The heat that is absorbed is transferred inside the home with the help of a heat exchanger.
There are a number of benefits of using a heat pump including their ability to be used year-round like an air conditioning unit. Heat pumps are also energy efficient.
A disadvantage is that in extremely low climates, the heat pump can become strained reducing its energy efficiency.