Unique Home Heating System Options For You
Many people are under the assumption that most or all home heating systems are relatively the same. In other words, it is a common thought that while brands and sizes of home heating units may vary, that they all use the exact same mechanisms to heat a home. However, this is far from accurate and there are many different types of home heating systems that a homeowner can choose from. If you are in need of a new home heating system, get to know some of the different options available to you so that you can find the best possible heating system for you and your home.
Radiant Floor Heating
One of the more innovative home heating systems that has become more popular in recent years is a home heating system referred to as radiant floor heating. This is a system that heats from underneath your floors rather than through ducts or vents that force air through your home.
Radiant floor heating involves the installation of electric coils or small pipes that carry hot water directly beneath your flooring. This type of system works for tile and hardwood floors alike but is not an ideal option for homes that have carpeting.
The radiant heating from beneath the floor is highly efficient and warms a room from the floor up which helps to more fully heat a room than simply blowing hot air through vents. It is also a durable heating option that requires very little maintenance or repairs.
Micro Combined Heat and Power Homes
Another trend in the home heating market is a concept known as combined heat and power. Combined heat and power (also referred to as CHP or cogeneration) is the idea of putting energy that would normally go to waste in the home back to use, reducing environmental impact as well as energy bill costs.
These systems most often use natural gas to heat the home. However, in a standard natural gas home heating system (furnace), there is a great deal of energy loss that occurs as the result of burning the natural gas. A micro-CHP system takes that energy that would normally go to waste and harnesses it to be used as electricity in your home.
This will reduce waste and cost in ways that other systems cannot. Some systems even generate excess electricity that can be stored or funneled back into the system for space heating, further reducing costs. You will not need to perform any extra maintenance or furnace repair tasks than you normally would, but your entire home energy system will be more efficient.
Now that you know more about some of the different home heating options, you can better decide which option is right for you and begin the home heating installation process as soon as possible.
For furnace installation and repair, contact a company such as Butler Heating & Air.