Heaters/furnaces and other heating systems are a necessity in every home, especially in the state of Utah, where the temperatures are on the cooler side most of the year. Furnaces do age and break down, thus looking for a Centerville UT radiant heat flooring company for example would be the next step to ensure a warm and comfortable home. Since furnaces come in many shapes and models, it’s important for a homeowner or landlord to hire a HVAC contractor that will do the job correctly to ensure safety and longevity. A licensed contractor will know the ins and outs of any model and will provide the best solution to the problem. An experienced contractor will save a homeowner money in the long run.
A technician will be able to work on an old furnace or provide means for the homeowner to buy a new furnace for installation. Popular brands of furnace provided around Centerville are:
Heaters also come in two varieties, natural gas and liquid propane. Ensure your technician is licensed in your given heater. Heaters are not the only way to heat one’s home, there is also the method called radiant heat. This is another effieceint way to comfortably heat one’s home.
Radiant Heat System
Radiant heat systems work by heating water to a high temperature and passing that through water tubes or by using electric wiring to create heat below the home. Radiant heating can be done in-floor, in the wall panels, in the ceiling tiles. A heater uses the traditional forced-air heating system, while radiant heat works by using infrared radiation to transfer heat to a room. Radiant heat uses heat’s natural energy exchange to maximize its efficiency. Natural heat rises, so in-floor heating systems can be of use to heat up one’s home comfortably and quickly. This technique takes considerably less energy and money to produce and control. Consider changing or adding radiant heat flooring to your home to feel a more direct transfer of heat. Some HVAC contractors will even have customizable options, so be sure to ask your technician all the options they provide to find a system that will maximize the use of heat in your home.
If installing a new radiant heating system, the design or layout of the water tubes is pivotal in ensuring that the exchange of heat covers the room. Convection is a useful method, and laying the tubes under the flooring, walls, or above in the ceiling and heating or cooling the water transmits the temperature to the people inside that room. The energy efficient method means a lower energy bill for the homeowner. Other advantages are:
- Easier control of heating
- Less air circulation
- Heating of people/objects and not the air
The water’s temperature can be changes as needed to the occupant’s desires. With less air circulation, there is a lower chance of spreading dander, germs, and other airborne particles. When designed correctly by a qualified technician, your home can be heated effectively and comfortably for less.