Installing a heating system in your house becomes most essential during the winters when it becomes quite difficult even in some of the temperate zones, to keep those chilly winds from making their way into your house. Moreover, it is almost impossible to resist children from playing on floors or to force them to wear their slippers. Instead, a far more comfortable and cozy option is to install a central heating system.
Installing a heating system with central controlling unit enhances not only resale value of your house but also helps you in long run to save on your energy bills, save fuel as well as energy. There are different types of heating systems available in the market, and whether you choose a plain electronic heating or a hydronic heating system, you need to consider the power utility bill budget as well as the space where you can install the system.
Types of Central Heating Systems
Though for many people it may seem to be a little costly compared to other room heating options, but from a user’s perspective instead of having fireplaces or room heaters in every room separately, a central system is always better. It is
- Easy to control
- Offers uniform as well as desired heating in entire house
- It is a lost lasting system
The market is filled with various options when it comes to heating systems and each of the systems has their own set of advantages. Different systems cost differently and you can choose right central heating system according to your budget.
What Are the Factors to Consider Before You Choose a Central Heating System?
- Water circulation – In this type hot water is generated in a boiler within the system and then the hot water is passed through channeled network within the walls to offer the surrounding air warmth from contact.
- Heat pumps – this system is indeed useful in warm areas where the heat pumps take heated air from outside and heat it further and releases within the house and during the summers it does just the opposite by expelling warm air from within the house.
- Steam boilers – Boilers are used to heat up water and form steam which is then released into the interior air within the house or office with the help of radiators located in different zones of the house.
- Electric heating – this is a very common option found in many places where a heater is plugged into electric supply, and the resulting heat is distributed through vents or fans in furnace.
- Forced air furnace – air is heated in a furnace with the help of different types of energy sources like gas, fuel or even electricity and the hot air is then distributed throughout with the help of channeled network of ducts and vents. Pumped and vent heating systems are also some of the most popular heating systems now in use in the market. Pumped and vented system has an expansion tank and a feed which makes it easier for the user to operate the system.
Conditions Required for Installing Central Heating System
- Checking your climatic conditions is essential, like for example in dry area, installing heating systems releasing direct hot air can dry up the interiors further, rather hot water heating systems can be better.
- You also need to check the insulation of your house, since poorly insulated house cannot benefit even from the costliest heating systems.
Finally, before you install a central heating unit in your home, also need to consider your budget which will include not only cost of the system but installation charges, insulation checking and upgrading charges, maintenance cost, etc.