3 Types Of Heating Systems And Advantages Of Each

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Are you in the process of building a home and are trying to decide what type of heating system to install? Or, maybe you simply want to know all the options available when it comes to different heating systems. Whatever the case, here are three types of heating systems and the advantages of each.

1. Central Heat

With this type of heating system, heat comes from one central point and flows through a duct system and vents that are placed throughout the home. The central point of a central heating system is usually either a furnace, boiler, or heat pump.

When it comes to heating installation, three advantages for choosing central heat include:

  • It is an efficient way to heat the entire house.
  • It is very quiet.
  • It heats the home quickly as warm air gets dispersed as soon as the heat is turned on.

One more advantage central heat offers is that the heating system can be controlled with a programmable thermostat. This makes it easy to control the temperature, even when homeowners are sleeping or are away. Also, homeowners have the option to only heat certain rooms.

2. Direct Heat

This type of heating system doesn't require ducts or vents. The heat is usually produced by either a wood stove, fireplace, or electric space heater. Many homeowners use direct heat as a supplemental form of heat for their homes. Direct heat is also usually only used to heat a few rooms as opposed to the entire house. In some cases, sealed combustion air systems are used to heat the entire home with direct heat.

Advantages of direct heat include:

  • Devices used for direct heat are inexpensive to install.
  • In homes with good insulation, it may be less expensive to heat the home.
  • Some types of direct heat don't require electricity and still run in the event of a power outage.

Direct heat devices may not work well for larger homes, but for small homes that don't have a lot of rooms, direct heat might be a good option.

3. Geothermal Heat

This type of heating system uses the earth to heat the home. Geothermal heat gets transferred directly from the ground. One of the most popular types of geothermal heat is radiant floor heat.

Some advantages of geothermal heat include:

  • The operating costs are usually very low.
  • It's an efficient way to heat the entire home.
  • This type of system requires very little maintenance.

Heating installation costs for geothermal heat are quite expensive. However, homeowners usually end up saving money down the road by paying less for energy and maintenance. 

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