Heating Equipment Supplier
There are many home heating systems on the market. You may find it difficult to choose from a variety of brands. When choosing the right heating system for your home there are many factors to consider. These include the size and features of the system as well as how it will affect the structure of your home. Contact a local heating equipment supplier like J.C.’s Heating and Air for more information on what type of heating system best suits your home and needs.
Heating systems account for 42% of your utility bills. This article will give you an overview of the different types of heating systems so that you can make the right decision before you meet with an HVAC contractor. Although this article can help you understand the different types of home heating systems available, it is still a good idea to consult an HVAC professional before making a final decision. Let’s get into the world of home heating systems.
A Look at the Types of Heating Systems in Your Home:
Central Heating System (Ducted Systems).
The central heating system heats the whole interior of a house or multiple rooms. Heat is generated by a central heat source. This can be any location that is accessible but not too far away, such as a basement, attic, or loft. Depending on your central heating system, the heat is spread throughout the house via a network or ducts. The area taken up by duct systems is larger than that of any other heating system.
There are a few types of central heating systems:
Central Heating via Furnaces:
Furnaces heat air using gas, electricity, or fuel oil. The heat is then distributed throughout the house through a network of vents and ductwork. This system is also called a warm-air distribution system.
The control systems, which include burners, gas valves and blowers, heat exchangers, and ducts, are the most important parts of a furnace. Vents allow combustion gases to escape from your home. Furnaces are known for their efficiency, high quality, low operating noise, affordability, and indoor air quality.
There are many furnaces to choose from:
- Gas Furnace
- Oil Furnace
- Electric furnace
- Modulating Furnace
Central Heating via Heat Pumps:
Heat pumps have been around for many decades and are not a new technology. These heat pumps can be used to provide climate control all year. Heat pumps can be reversible because they are dual-way air conditioners. With the help of an electric system, they keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter. Heat pumps are more efficient because they use electricity to move, rather than generate heat.
There are two types of heat pumps that are commonly used:
- Air Heat Pumps
- Ground Source Heat Pumps
Air heat pumps: In winter, air source heat pumps to heat your home by drawing heat from the surrounding environment. In summer, heat is absorbed by the outside environment and cooled. These heat pumps can be installed just like other central air conditioners. Ground-source heat pumps can be more expensive than air heat pumps.
Ground source heat pumps: Also known as geothermal heat pumps, a ground source heat pump extracts heat from the ground and distributes it throughout your home. These heat pumps are useful in areas where temperatures remain constant throughout the year. This heat pump is installed by digging a trench and burying a hollow coil. Ground source heat pumps can be a bit heavy on the pocket.
J.C.’s Heating and Air is your local heating equipment supplier. Contact us at (865) 388-1712 for all of your heating supply needs.
J.C.’s Heating and Air
3709 N Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917