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Basic Things About Home Heater Installation

When the summer has left and the chill of fall and winter starts to enter the air, it can be beneficial to look at installing some kind of heating solution in your home. Or perhaps you already have a heating system, but it might be time to find a more cost-effective or energy-efficient replacement. This is where your heater technician comes in- they can advise on the best kinds of heating for your home and help get you ready for the colder months.

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There are various types of heating solutions on the market, from hot water baseboards to steam and geothermal heaters. The most common heating solution used by heater technicians are heating systems based on air- air is warmed by a furnace, and is then redirected throughout the house by a system of air ducts. There are benefits and drawbacks to this kind of heating installation as any heater technician will tell you- it’s a less costly way to heat the entire home, but this kind of heater installation can be difficult to do as it needs all kinds of setting up inside the walls. Heater technicians will also tell you that air heater installation also require a lot of upkeep and maintenance and can cause the allergies of the homeowners to flare up during high-allergy seasons.

Hot water heaters are another popular way to heat your home, and work by heating hot water through a boiler which is then redirected around the house by the heater technician, either through baseboards or convection units. There are many advantages to having your heater technician install a water heating system in your home- this heating type is more energy efficient and less noisy, and won’t spread allergens in your home. Heater technicians will warn you though that the actual convection units of the heating system will need to be unobstructed, and that they can be slow to warm up to the correct temperature.

For homeowners who want less intrusive heating, heater technicians will often recommend radiant heating. Radiant heating works by supplying the house with heat through panels that are placed underneath the flooring or inside the walls. Radiant heating has the benefit of being much more effective than air heating systems as less heat is lost, and is much better for homeowners who suffer from allergies. While initial installation of this heating system can be expensive, heater technicians can install different types of radiant heating dependent on the homeowner’s budget.

Another heating system used by heater repair technicians are electric heat pumps. Electric heat pumps make use of the same cycle as the air conditioner in the home, except it reverses the cycle to move heat through the house. Heater technicians recommend this method as it is not only energy efficient but are also more cost-effective than using gas-based furnaces. Heat pumps can be fuelled by other sources like the ground under your home- this is called geothermal heating. Geothermal heating is also called ground-source heating by heater technicians and works by pumping heat from the underground where temperatures are more consistent.

So talk to your local heater technician about the best heating type for your home before the colder months set in- it’s best to have it ready before you need it.

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