Installing the right type of heating system in your home can greatly increase energy efficiency in your property. The proper heating system can help to reduce energy bills and be a major factor when it comes to selling your home.
What are the different types of heating systems that you can install in your home? Here are some of the most common and fuel-efficient one currently on the market.
Home Heating Systems
Modern furnaces for heating homes are much more efficient than they were in the 1950s and 1960s. Gas or oil is used to fuel the furnace where heat is transferred to air and used to heat the home. Condensing furnaces are very efficient because they help to reclaim most of the escaping heat. If you have an older furnace in your home, you should consider replacing it with a modern efficient one to save on energy bills.
Heat pumps can help to efficiently keep your home cool in the summertime and warm in the winter time. When the outdoor air is warm, heat pumps remove warm air from your home to the outdoors. In winter, it does the opposite.
One most efficient type of heat pumps is a ground-source heat pump, or geothermal heat exchanger. This uses a system of looped pipes buried underground where the temperature is more constant. It draws heat from the relatively warmer ground in the winter and distributes this throughout the home.
Both air-source heat pumps and ground-source heat pumps are relatively efficient ways of heating a home because electricity is used to move heat rather than generate it.
Boilers heat water and the pump it through a series of pipes to provide warmth and heat in a home. The heat is distributed through a series of radiators. Efficient methods to heat a home this way is to install radiant floor heating. This provides a more even distribution of heat and the temperature is easy to control with a thermostat.