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Types of Home Heating Systems Available Today

As winter is approaching, it is time to ensure that you have the right heating systems installed in our houses. Whether it’s a new home that you want to install the right heating system in or you’re redecorating your home, it is essential to know which heating system is best suited to your environment and needs. To help you with exactly that, Caitco Drainworks, Santa Fe NM has done the hard work for you. So without further ado, let’s get started!

Types of heating systems

Heating systems today are much more efficient than the heating systems of the yesteryears. Today, they operate with steam, water, electricity, fuel, and gas, and there are eco-friendly heating systems available too. Before installing a heating system, it is important to consider a few factors such as your geographical location, your budget, and the area you’re installing your system in.

Following are the types of heating systems available today:

  • Forced Air system
  • Radiant Heat system
  • Hydronic system
  • Steam Radiant system
  • Geothermal system

Let’s take a look at each one of them individually to help you understand what their differences are:

  • Forced Air

Commonly known as the basic central heating system, this one makes use of air that is heated in a furnace and circulated around the house by means of ducts and registers. It can be fuelled by all resources depending on the availability in the area.

  • Radiant Heat

As the name suggests, this system makes use of radiations. Considered one of the most convenient and natural ways of heating, radiant heat systems generate heat by means of a pot belly stove or an in-floor water tubing system.

  • Hydronic (Hot water baseboard system)

This energy efficient system is a lot like the radiant heat system except that it uses radiation generated from hot water heated by a boiler. Baseboards are mounted on the wall, ensuring even distribution of heat.

  • Steam Radiant

Though it was more common in olden times, this system can still be installed if you’re one who likes things old school. In this heating system, water is heated via a boiler and the heat is emitted through the radiators. Cold water is reheated and hot water is evenly sent to all radiators to keep your home warm.

  • Geothermal heating system

This efficient heating system is a great option as it allows savings on both, home heating and cooling from 20 up to 70 percent. Working quite similarly to your average refrigerator, Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP) works backward–it takes heat from the ground and deposits it to another point.

Put this list of suggestions given by Caitco Drainworks, Santa Fe NM to best use and install the heating system you prefer and the one that matches your needs. If you’re still having trouble choosing, you can always get in touch with Caitco Drainworks experts and make your life much easier.