It’s so easy to take your heating system for granted but if you’ve ever spent a day in winter with faulty heating, then you know just how important it can be for your home. Learning a few things about its inner workings can help you take better care of your system, reducing the need for heating repair, and may even extend its life.
Let’s explore the ways heat is distributed throughout your home, how they work, and how they affect your energy efficiency.
Steam radiators are perhaps one of the first few systems to be fully implemented in most buildings since the early days of heating. Like most gases, steam does not need a pump or a fan to flow and fill the heating pipes throughout your home. This makes steam systems consume a little bit less energy than its more modern counterparts.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that steam heating is efficient at all. In fact, it requires heating repair calls more often than newer systems. Additionally, steam pipes without insulation tend to take away from its heating capacity because it often distributes heat into unwanted places, cutting back the heating from areas where you need it the most. Finally, there’s a significant gap between turning on the system and heat being distributed evenly in your home.
From gas to liquid, hot water heating is the second most common system in the country. Hot water systems are fairly newer than steam radiators and are known to be far more energy-efficient.
Hot water radiators still require some heating repair and maintenance but compared to older alternatives, these calls are fewer and farther in between. This type of distribution system also lends very well to zoning techniques, allowing for more control over multiple area’s heating while maintaining a high level of energy efficiency.
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Anderson Air Corps has been in the business for over half a century, and we can help you find the right heating distribution system that best fits your home and family’s needs. Call us at (505) 855-9028 or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment and get a free estimate! We serve clients in Albuquerque and nearby areas.