Keeping your house warm in the winter can cause a drastic increase in the cost of your bills, be it a gas heating system or a central heating system. Many choose to cope with the cold, or use not recommended practices for heating up the home, such as leaving the oven open while it is on, or wearing heavy clothing inside. There are ways to keep the home warm without paying the extra. A home heating system can be created to keep the warmth already existing in the home within the home. While there may be some extra expenses initially, the home heating system is a great investment and will lower heating bills in days to come.
One type of home heating system is an air heating system or forced air heating system. It is the most common home heating system. It functions within a furnace, which uses heat sources to distribute warm air. The warm air is circulated throughout the house through ducts. The furnace heats the air using sources such as fuel or electricity. The air in this system can be “humidified” or “de-humidified”, and filtered. In addition, it is an inexpensive means of keeping a home warm. Some of the downsides of are the space the ducts take up in the wall, and the possible distribution of allergens throughout the ducts.
Another heart warming system is the radiant heating system. This is a more natural approach to home heating. It’s main component is the transfer of heat to a cold surface. Heating stoves and boilers are also used. This system provides a stable, even source of heat in the home, and is very efficient. The cost of installation of the hot tubing or heat panels can be expensive, but it pays for itself over time. Another system similar to this one is the hot water baseboard system. This system involves hot water that is heated by a boiler in a space within the wall. The water is heated by the boiler and moves through tubes throughout the walls. The heat then spreads throughout the home. The boiler can be heated by natural gas or propane. This method is efficient and provides controlled heat.
Another method that was once used widely within homes was the steam radiating system. Steam radiators are stand up, cast iron radiators that many may remember from their childhood. The radiator works by producing steam which distributes heat. With steam radiators, heat is produced quickly, and they are energy-efficient. However, furniture must be placed around the heater, which doesn’t always go with home decor. Steam radiators can also be fire hazards. However, modern innovation has produced smaller, more convenient steam radiators.
Finally, boilers are a great option. Boilers produce hot water and steam for radiant heat and steam radiator systems. Boilers can be small and compact, and energy-efficient. So during the next cold season, consider any of the above options for heating your home. Your family and your wallet will thank you.