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  • What Type Of Heating System Do You Have?

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    Now that November is here, it's time to turn the heater on. If you are curious or having problems with your heating system, be sure to take a look at this article from Bob Formisano, our leader in home repairs online:

    Your home may have one of several types of heating systems. They can range from blowing hot air through ductwork to piping hot water through your floor.
Whatever type of heating system you have, it will have advantages and disadvantages. So it's worth a quick review of the most popular types of home heating systems, how they work, and their pros and cons.

    Let's review the following systems:

    • Forced Air
    • Radiant Heat
    • Hydronic (Hot Water Baseboard)
    • Steam Radiant
    • Geothermal

    Forced Air System

    • This system is by far the most common type of home heating and cooling system.
    • Distribution
    • Air heated in a furnace
    • Air distributed from furnace through ductwork and into room by registers
    • Fuel Sources
    • Furnaces may heat air using various fuel sources such as natural gas, propane, oil or electricity

    Advantages

    • Only distribution method that can used for cooling
    • Air may be filtered
    • Air may be humidified
    • Air may be dehumidified
    • Inexpensive
    • Furnace can attain highest AFUE

    Disadvantages

    • Requires ductwork and takes space in walls
    • Furnace fan can often be heard
    • Moving air can distribute allergen
    • Air requires filtration and regular maintenance.

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    2 Wonderful Comments

    1. Good diagram,i have just had a new combi boiler installed and warmup underfloor heating installed in the kitchen

    2. John Paul says:

      A good article about the different types of heating systems.

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