All heating systems die eventually. You can and should take the best possible care of your heater, but sooner or later you’re going to have to replace it. The question then becomes “what do I replace it with?” Fortunately for you, there are a wide variety of options available for your new home heating system. Let’s take a look at a few of those options.
Boilers are a classic option for home heating, and one often overlooked by homeowners. This is usually due to ignorance of the kinds of benefits that boiler-based systems provide to homeowners. For example, radiant heating is the most common kind of boiler-based heating system. It consists of a network of water pipes installed into the wall or subfloor of each room that needs heating. The boiler then heats and distributes water through these pipes, causing heat to radiate through the walls and floor to warm up the room.
Radiant heating has few great advantages over forced air systems. For one, a closed water system wastes a lot less energy and heat than a forced air system does. For another, radiant heating can heat a room much more evenly than a forced air system. This helps eliminate hot and cold spots that are pretty commonplace among forced air system heated rooms.
Heat pumps are another unique option that is just now beginning to garner the popularity it deserves. Heat pumps do not burn fuel to generate heat; they only need electricity to operate. Instead of burning fuel, the heat pump siphons thermal energy from the outside air to use in heating the home. This makes heat pumps very energy efficient, quite a bit more so than traditional furnace systems. The one downside is that in areas that frequently get below zero degrees Fahrenheit, the heat pump loses efficiency. This is due to the dearth of thermal energy available in the air, which the heat pump needs to heat the home.
If you’d like to know more about the options available for heating your home, call Rentmeister Total Home Service. Our technicians offer heating services all over Salt Lake City.