Heating your home is a daunting task, and it can take up a considerable amount of energy. Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or trying to heat and cool an entire house, heating and cooling are two of the most important elements in home comfort.
No matter where you live, there are a variety of ways to heat and cool your home. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the most common types of residential heating systems, how they work, and what kinds of heating equipment they use.
We’ve all seen the sticker on a car that tells us how to cool down our engines, but you may not know how important HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems are in residential homes.
These systems distribute the cooled or heated air throughout the home when needed while also reducing humidity and providing healthy levels of oxygen.
Air from your furnace is then distributed through ducts before being dispersed into your rooms by either a heating system with an electric coil, such as forced air, or by an air conditioner with an evaporator coil, such as window units.
A major advantage of an electrical heating system is that it’s efficient. With other types of heating, you need a backup source like a fireplace, or the house will get way too cold, and people may get sick.
There are some disadvantages to electrical heat, though. It can be expensive to run for long periods of time, and if your electric company charges a high rate for peak hours, then you’ll pay more on those days.
Hot Water System
A hot water system heats the water pumped from the boiler through pipes throughout your home. These systems use a lot less energy than other types of systems because the boiler never turns off, meaning it’s constantly heating.
The disadvantage to this type of system is that it requires plumbing and may be more expensive for installation if you have to go through walls or floors in order to install piping. Moreover, it sometimes causes commercial drain blockage and causes problems.
The floor heater circulates warm water in tubes under the floor. This system is considered efficient by many house owners. The only disadvantage of a floor heater is that it requires installation in a home’s flooring or on the ground in the form of tiles, slabs, or sheets.
This system proves costly and is difficult to install. You will require an experienced contractor who is pro in designing and installing this system. Once you have installed it, it will limit your floor finishing and choices.
The reason is that putting any carpet or blanket on the heating system will block the heating effect.
It’s difficult to determine which type of heating system is best because they each have their own set of pros and cons. Before installing any system, make sure to check its limitations and the architecture of your house. It will help select a more effective and economical system.