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The Subtle Art of Heating Technologies

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Modern heating services offer heat to residential and commercial structures. The area where you live, the climate along with affordability are factors that should be considered when purchasing a new heating system.

There are many heating technologies available today, from geothermal heating, multi-split systems, and solar heating are just some of the more modern ways of heating a space.

Geothermal Heating

Geothermal heating services do not burn a fuel source like other heating systems. A geothermal heat pump is a central heating system that carries heat to or from the earth. It uses the earth as a heat source. Depending on the soil conditions, system configuration, and the amount of labor involved, geothermal heating system prices vary.

The kind of loop system, whether horizontal or vertical, also affects the cost. An average residence of about 2,000 square feet, will cost between $3,000 to $5,000 to install. This may seem like a lot of money, but your energy bill will be considerably less and you will recover the cost of the system within the first ten years.

Geothermal heating and cooling systems may last more than fifty years.

Solar Heating

Solar heating systems use the sun’s rays to heat a house by taking advantage of the stored heat energy on your roof. A fan is installed at the tallest point in the roof to pull the warm air in the roof, and it is passed it through filters before it is distributed into the home. These systems require very little maintenance. The process is extremely efficient because it does not use very much electricity.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps use electricity to send heat from a cool space to a warm one, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. Heat pumps are energy-efficient. When it’s cold outside, heat pumps will move heat from the outside into the house and in summer they move heat into the outdoors. They do not generate heat, but rather move heat. They offer comfort that is more affordable than the conventional heating or cooling devices.

Oil Heating

Liquid petroleum is used as fuel for residential furnaces or boilers in commercial buildings. It begins in a combustion chamber where the oil lights and a heat exchanger heats the gases or water that flows through the components. Heat is then is pulled in from the structure’s air and carries it through the heat exchanger.

The warm air then moves through ducts and then diffuses throughout the house, while cooler air cycles back into the furnace. Boilers aid pumps in moving heated water through pipes to radiators and then the cooled water goes back to the boiler to be used again.

Oil Heating is highly efficient. Modern oil heater score will have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE score). The average rating is 80 to 90 percent, meaning that very little heat is being lost through other vents. The newer models are the most efficient.

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Electric Heating

Living in a mild climate or where there is no gas heating option, you don’t have many options from which to choose. The lifespan of the unit and low maintenance demands allow for a heating service that works without much thought or effort. You should take a look at electric heat pumps if you are looking for excellent energy efficiency and when electricity is the only alternative. Electric heat pumps can also do double duty by cooling your home in the summer like an air conditioner.

Electric heating allows affordability. If you live in a hot and humid climate or if you don’t use your furnace at all, electric heating is the way to go. They can be installed just about anywhere, and installation and maintenance are quick and remarkably simple.

Gas Heating

Gas systems provide a reliable and efficient way to heat homes and businesses at half of what electric heating costs. Gas heating systems are a trustworthy and efficient way to heat homes and business.

Homeowners appreciate its stability From hi-tech heating systems to moderately priced ones, they meet or exceed the minimum efficiency standard. Gas moves from a forced-air system at very high temperatures. Natural gas appliances will use less energy and can cut your energy bill in half. You may also qualify to receive rebates from your regional utility provider company.

Want to know more? Call the experts at Tom Drexler Plumbing, Air, and Electric Louisville, KY to discuss your heating and cooling needs.

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