The furnace is a forced air heating system, and is probably the most popular heater in the country. If you think forced air heating is your only option, though, or that it is inherently the best option for every situation, think again. The fact is that different homeowners have different preferences, and different home designs benefit from different heating systems. When the time comes to schedule a heating installation or replacement, you should give radiant heating in Fresno, CA some serious attention.
Radiant heating differs greatly from forced air heating in the way that it actually distributes heat throughout the house. Whereas forced air heaters, like furnaces, apply heat to air and then distribute that hot air throughout homes, radiant heating systems actually apply heat directly to the surfaces in those homes. Using hot water piped throughout the house via a hydronic heating system or, in some cases, electric cables or panels, radiant heaters heat these surfaces and allow that heat to radiate out to the objects in the house. These include human bodies.
This style of heat distribution is beneficial in a few ways.
- Efficiency. While there is nothing inherently wrong with using ductwork in order to distribute heated air throughout your home, the fact is that leaky ductwork is among the most common of all problems resulting in wasted energy in homes. If you want to avoid the problem altogether, eliminating ductwork from the equation is a sure way of doing so.
- Indoor Air Quality. When ductwork leaks, it’s not just heated air leaking out that’s the problem. You also have to worry about pollutants making their way into the system. Once they have, they can be distributed throughout your entire house via your ductwork. That can really decimate the indoor air quality therein.
- System Longevity. Furnaces have far more moving parts than boilers do. As anyone with a car can tell you, mechanical parts give rise to repair needs and malfunctions. If you are interested in heating your home with not only an effective heater, but one that operates very reliably, a boiler may be right for you.
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