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Types of Heating Systems You Need to Consider

Oct 8

There are many types of heating systems that you can consider for your home. If you're in the market for a new heating system, it's important to understand the different options that are available to you.


In this blog post, we will discuss the four most common types of heating systems: forced air, radiant heat, boiler systems, and heat pumps. We will also provide an overview of each system and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each option.


Forced Air

To get things started, let's take a look at forced air systems. Forced air systems are the most common type of heating system in the United States. In fact, about 75% of all homes in the US use this type of system.


Forced air systems work by using a furnace to heat air and then distributing that air throughout the home using a system of ducts. The benefits of forced air systems include their low cost and their ability to evenly distribute heat throughout the home.


However, one downside of this type of system is that it can be noisy and they can also cause dust and other allergens to circulate through the home.


Radiant Heat

Radiant heat systems are becoming increasingly popular in recent years. This type of system works by heating the floor of your home using radiant panels or tubing.


The benefits of radiant heat include the fact that it is very efficient and can be very comfortable. Additionally, because the heat is distributed evenly across the floor, there are no cold spots like you might find with other types of heating systems.


However, one downside to radiant heat is that it can be expensive to install. Additionally, if you have hardwood floors, you will need to be careful not to overheat them as this can cause damage.


Boiler Systems

Boiler systems are another type of heating system that you may want to consider for your home. This type of system uses a boiler to heat water and then distributes that hot water throughout the home using a system of pipes.


Having a boiler system will provide you with many perks, this includes its high efficiency and the fact that it can provide both heating and hot water. Additionally, boiler systems tend to be very durable and last a long time.


One problem that many people have with boiler systems is that they can be expensive to install and repair. Additionally, if you live in an area with hard water, it can cause problems with your boiler over time.


Heat Pumps

Finally, let's take a look at heat pumps. Heat pumps are a type of heating system that uses electricity to transfer heat from one place to another. In most cases, heat pumps are used to transfer heat from the ground or air into your home. 


They are also very versatile as they can also be used for cooling in the summer months. Some of the benefits of heat pumps include their high efficiency and low operating costs.


The main downside of heat pumps don't work very well in extreme colds and having a backup cooling system is recommended. However, for its heating capability, a heat pump is a great option and can save you money in the long run.


Let a Professional Help!

So, there you have it! These are the four most common types of heating systems that you can consider for your home. If you're in need of professional assistance, be sure to reach our friends at BV Air Conditioning & Heating. They have years of experience in the industry, and can easily provide you with the best possible option!


Call them today at 817-893-6807!