Most U.S. homes are heated with either furnaces or boilers. Furnaces heat air and distribute the heated air through the house using ducts. Boilers heat water, and provide either hot water or steam for heating. Steam is distributed via pipes to steam radiators, and hot water can be distributed via baseboard radiators or radiant floor systems, or can heat air via a coil. Steam boilers operate at a higher temperature than hot water boilers, and are inherently less efficient, but high-efficiency versions of all types of furnaces and boilers are currently available.
There are various options available, and sifting through the varying types can seem like a headache.
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A conventional gas boiler is connected to a gas main. When heat is required from the boiler, pressing the switch or turning on the thermostat allows a valve within the boiler to open. It is this valve that allows gas to enter a sealed combustion chamber within the boiler, through a system comprising of small jets. An electric ignition system will then set these gas jets alight.
These gas jets play onto a heat exchanger conected to a pipe carrying cold water. The heat exchanger takes heat energy from the gas jets and heats the water. This heat is then pumped to where it is needed. Buderus Gas Condensed Boilers have low operating cost units that deliver reliable performance with low emissions at the highest efficiency.
Oil-based boilers are used in wet heating systems, where the oil is used to fire the boiler. Unlike gas boilers, where you are already connected to a main supply, oil boilers require a delivery of the heating fuel by truck, which is then stored in a tank. The tanks that store oil can be rented from oil suppliers but this is an additional cost to consider when weighing up which type of boiler system you want.
The heating of your home is essential to your comfort. The power and operation must be tailored to the size and characteristics of your residence as well as the meteorological conditions within your area. In addition, commercial and industrial environments that require more flexibility, electric heating is the natural choice. There is a wide range of electrical heating products available, from small convectors for the bathroom to floor heating systems and even sophisticated units like the explosion proof models.
Besides keeping you warm during the cold seasons, one of the many reasons why homeowners choose this system is to lower their utility costs. When a home’s heating system is inefficient, chances are that the homeowner’s monthly electrical bill increases. Ductless heat pumps are smaller than traditional heating systems, thus, use less power. This system also creates “zones” in which, the “zoned” area, usually unoccupied rooms, no longer need to be heated.
There is often confusion about the cost of electricity compared to other types of energy. The energy cost of various heating systems, however, is only part of the ongoing costs to consider. Indeed, we must especially take into account the cost of the life cycle of the system, which not only depends on the fuel used, but also on maintenance costs throughout the life of the unit.
Electric heaters have now reached a high level of sophistication and numerous technological advances, making them very attractive, and are now easier to use and install. In fact, they have become the most suitable choice in terms of energy savings. Electric heating is 100% efficient at the point of use, which means that all the electricity used is converted into heat, which is not the case with gas heating, oil, or wood burning systems.
Gas heaters typically have the highest energy efficiency, so your dollars go a long way toward keeping your house warm. Energy efficiency is the key, but not the only advantage. In addition, advances in technology like pilot-less ignition systems and zone heating make gas heaters safer and customizable. Natural gas furnaces also have about double the expected lifespan of other fuel types.
Gas heaters are efficient and lessen the impact on the environment. Its byproducts are mostly water vapor and small amounts of carbon dioxide. Natural gas has the fewest emissions of any home heating fuel. Gas heaters require venting to the home’s chimney to remove the carbon dioxide created from the home. You should check with your local public works official about the exact venting requirements building and safety codes in your area dictate.
All of Burdeus’s commercially manufactured boilers are made with high-quality materials that will definitely fit all your needs. For the best heating systems in the surrounding areas of Fairfield and New Haven Counties, CT, contact Climate Partners today by dialing: 203-457-8581 or visiting our contact page here!
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