An Introduction To The Basics Of a Central Heating System

Installation of a central heating system in your home is a very important decision; therefore carefully choose the right system and the right person to install it. It is an efficient method used for heating your entire home because it heats the entire house instead of heating separate areas. You can control the temperature in a particular area if you have thermostats installed in individual areas. As this system heats your entire house, you can cut down energy costs by controlling the amount of heating in different areas.

Various types of central heating systems are available in the market but the commonly used components are the circulation system that distributes heat, a radiator which can maintain the heat temporarily and a boiler. These systems are available in two different designs that are powered either by heating oil or natural gas. Systems used many years ago have tanks containing water to be heated as well as a feeder system to the radiators. The tank would be placed at the higher elevations so that gravity would help in the distribution of the heat. This system was not effective because heat would be wasted in it.

The advanced closed system does not require any tank or piping and hot water remains in the system under pressure. Closed heating system has many advantages. It is easy to install and no space is needed for tank, therefore it can save a considerable amount of space. It does not have any problem of freezing or overflow of water. It can be filled easily because the air is discharged under pressure. The maintenance of these systems is very easy because they can be flushed with water from the main supply.

The central heating system should contain all the essential accessories and controls needed for efficient operation. Proper installation will help you to regulate the water and pressure flows; therefore it should be installed by an expert person. Bigger homes need multiple heating systems; therefore an expert will suggest you which brand is more efficient and he will also provide you some useful tips to keep your system in good operating conditions.

You can add a programmable thermostat to your central heating system which is an additional benefit of this system. You can save large amount of money on energy cost by using above special feature. You can set your temperature at specific time and in specific area. You can also set it to be off while you are not at home and you can also set it to be on at a specific temperature an hour before arriving to your home.

An open vent or gravity fed central heating system is the safest system because it does not involve the use of any pressurized chambers. Its design is very simple because it uses gravity for circulating water through the pipes. It has two tanks for the storage of water; the smaller tank is used for storing hot water and the bigger tank for storing cold water and gravity pushes the water from the bigger tank to the smaller tank. Boiler heats the water and this heated water is passed through the pipes which run throughout the house.