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A Guide to Choosing the Right Heating System

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Every day, we help homeowners make choices that keep them more comfortable. Sometimes, these are small decisions that make a big difference, like upgrading an older thermostat to one that works with your Wi-Fi and an app on your phone. Other times, the decision is a much more serious one.

Selecting a new heating system can be tough, and it requires careful thought and consideration. You must have a system that is the right size for your home, but you can let a trusted technician handle this part.

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What’s most important, first and foremost, is that you select the right type of heating system for your home. But you may need a little information about what’s out there first, and why you might choose one type of heating system over another.

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What Type of Heating System Is Best for Me?

Monday, December 7th, 2015

We live in Florida, where temperatures are warm for most of the year. Some homeowners feel unprepared for the cooler weather when it finally rolls around, and they rush to find portable units or inexpensive systems to stay warm during the colder season. But having a reliable, whole-home system keeps you a lot more comfortable, and we have some recommendations in case you’re unsure of which central heating system to have installed.

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Forced-Air vs. Radiant Heating: Which Is Best?

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Forced air and radiant heating systems have been competing with each other for decades. There are adherents of both sides, each insisting that their side is the best method for home heating. So, which one is telling the truth? As with most things in life, there are pros and cons to each side. Here, we’ll examine some of the benefits of each, as well as the disadvantages. In the end, it’ll be up to you to decide.

Forced Air

Forced air systems are likely what you think of when you think of home heating systems. They are comprised of a central heater, usually a furnace, and a network of ducts through which the heater can distribute warm air.

Forced air systems’ advantages lie in their versatility. They are by far the most common systems, and that means that most HVAC companies will be able to service them. They are relatively cheap, depending on the one you get, and the parts they use can often be easily replaced.

The con to using a forced air system inefficiency. The fact of the matter is that air isn’t really a great medium for transporting heat. When hot air is blown into a room, its tendency is to rise to the top of the room. That is hardly helpful to the people walking around on the floor of the room. It also creates uncomfortable hot and cold spots, due to the uneven nature of the air flow.

Radiant Heating

Radiant heating is a boiler-based system comprised of a network of water pipes connected to a central boiler. The pipes are installed in the subfloor of each room, and as hot water from the boiler runs through them, they distribute that heat through the floor.

The benefits of radiant heating are that it heats the room much more evenly than a forced air system. This is because it bypasses using air as a medium, instead transporting heat through solid objects.

The disadvantage to radiant heating is that it requires more of an investment to install, and has some stricter requirements for things like floor types in the home.

If you’d like to know more, contact Air Conditioning Experts. We provide heating installation throughout Lakeland, FL.

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