Living in an icy cold country would mean having the need to warm your home. As the years go by, people discover new technology on heating systems. The use of heating systems is quite costly, so you should really look closer on the different options and choose one that would be appropriate for your house. Whether you’re planning to buy a new home or you would like to change your current system, here are some of the common heating options we have these days.
Boilers are responsible for heating water, which is being distributed to the tubings in a hydronic radiant flooring system. The hydronic radiant flooring consists of plastic or metal pipes installed underneath the floor. As the hot water is distributed into the pipes, it causes the floor to warm; and the surrounding surfaces as well. This then will make the room warm, disseminating heat from the floor up. The boilers heat the water usually at about 180°F. Boilers can either use natural gas, oil, electricity, or propane for its energy.
This is pretty much the most common type of heating system.This system uses the furnace to distribute hot air into the installed ducts in your home, then disseminating the warmth inside the house.
This system is inexpensive compared to the others; there are some disadvantages though. It requires ductwork, which may take a lot of space on your walls. Plus, since the system works with air being distributed around the place, it may also distribute allergens. This is why it may require air filtration, which would need regular maintenance.
Heat pumps have a 2-way system of distributing air. Air-conditioners are not the only machines that can cool your place, heat pumps can do the job too despite its name. So yes, a heat pump can either make your house cool or warm. This system works by transferring the heat from one location to another. In a chilly weather, the machine hunts for heat from the outdoors, transferring it inside the house to warm your home. In a summery hot weather, the machine does the opposite. It transfers the heat from inside the house to outside, making your home cool.