Choosing the Best Heating System for your Home
Updated: Apr 8
Being able to control the climate and temperature of our homes is one of the biggest advantages of modern thermostat technology, and it is something that we often take for granted on a day-to-day basis. While older generations had to chop wood and stockpile fuel for the cold winter months, we are able to keep our houses warm and cozy with the click of a button. The heating system inside your home responsible for keeping the winter chill out is a complex machine that requires knowledge and some research to determine the heating system that is right for you. The best heating system is going to be one that is reliable, energy efficient and most importantly heats your home quickly and thoroughly. Another thing to consider is that a heating system isn’t really something you change out every season; it is going to be with you for years to come. So before you make a decision, give the experts at Jolly Plumbing and Heating a call to help you with not only the selection process but the install of your new heating system as well. The first thing you will want to go over when you start shopping for a new heating system is the different varieties you can choose from. The three most common types of heating systems all perform differently and may or may not be a good fit depending on the type of home you have.
Forced Air System
The Forced Air heating system is going to be the most common system you will see on the market. It uses a central heating unit to push hot air through the house using a series of ducts and vents. When working properly, forced air is a cheaper solution and it ensures a consistent temperature is being pushed through the vents.
Radiant heat has gained more popularity in recent years, and the basic concept is appealing to more environmentally conscious families. Radiant heat is definitely easier to install when the house is still under construction, and the reason for this is because radiant heat uses a series of hot water tubes are installed in a circuit-board like pattern throughout the house. As you can imagine, once hot water is flowing through the tubes it will heat your home from the floor up. The only real downside to radiant heat is the fact that if you require repairs on any of the tubing, it will take some work to find the damaged area and get everything running smoothly again. Baseboard System
Baseboard heating systems are similar to radiant system in the fact that they use hot water tubes to distribute heat through a room. A central boiler will heat the water and send it through the baseboard units mounted along the bottom of the walls. The downside to a baseboard system is that although it maintains a consistent warm temperature in the room, the unit can be bulky.
Contact Us The three heating systems discussed above are a brief starting point to give you an idea of the options that are out there. For guidance on buying your new heating system and getting it installed contact Jolly Plumbing and Heating today!