It is desirable to be warm and comfortable inside of your own home. It is so important to have a home heating system that works effectively and keeps your home at a comfortable temperature. If your old home heating system isn't keeping you comfortable, it is time to install a new home heating system. If you don't have a heating system, it is time to add one to your home so you are comfortable. There are many different types of home heating systems you should be aware of. Here are a few types of home heating systems you can install in your home.
One of the most common types of heating systems is a furnace. A furnace is a forced-air distribution system. With a furnace, a blower fan delivers heated air throughout your home using a system of ducts. The ductwork is located underneath your home or in your basement. A furnace can be used for both heating and cooling your home.
A furnace can have multiple fuel sources. It can be fueled by natural gas, propane, oil, or electricity. One downside to a furnace is if you use gas, there is a potential risk for fires or carbon monoxide poisoning. That risk can be mitigated by carbon monoxide monitors and proper maintenance.
Boilers are most often found in older homes. However, you can still install a new boiler in your home. A boiler heats water and circulates hot water or steam through pipes to radiator units throughout your home. It is an effective zone-heating method; it doesn't work that well in large spacious areas. A boiler only heats your home; it doesn't provide you with cooling capacities in the summer. It can use various fuel sources, such as natural gas, oil, propane, electricity, or even biodiesel fuel blends.
If you want to install the newest heating technology in your home, you will want to install a heat pump. A heat pump is often confused with an air conditioning system because it works similarly. A heat pump extracts heat from the air and then pushes it through your home using a delivery system. There is a small outdoor compressor unit that heats and cools the air, and then there are indoor units that deliver the air to your space.
The most common delivery systems are mini-split or ductless units, which allow for air to be delivered to specific areas of your home without installing ducts. Heat pumps are generally fueled by either natural gas or electricity. Heat pumps can both cool and heat your home.
If you need to upgrade or install a heating system, talk to a residential heater installation specialist and have them come out and inspect your home. They can provide you with feedback and let you know the best way to heat and cool your home.