Looking for a new whole-home heating system? You may want to consider that there are many different options for home heating today. While the majority of home heating systems send warm air through a set of ducts, hydronic heating systems contain a hot water heating system that delivers warmth to the people and the objects in the room. If you crave more comfort and efficiency from your heating system, a new radiant heating system, also known as a hydronic heating system, may be right for you.
Forced air heating systems rely on convection to heat up a room. Heat transfers to the air which then blows into a room via the ducts. Unfortunately, air is not the best conductor of heat. Heat inevitably rises to the top of the room and dissipates quickly. It’s difficult for air to distribute evenly throughout the room, which may lead to hot and cold spots in the house.
A hydronic heating system, on the other hand, relies on conduction (and convection, to a lesser degree) for heat transfer. Liquid is a good conductor of heat, so heat first transfers to water at the boiler unit, which then moves either to an underfloor piping system or to an endpoint like a radiator or baseboard heater. This heat then transfers directly to the objects in a room, keeping the whole room warmer for longer.
Boilers have fewer moving parts than other heaters, which means they may have a longer lifespan and require fewer repairs. Boilers are highly efficient when properly serviced. But you should keep in mind that boiler installation is a long and involved process. Unless there are already pipes in place in your home, you’re going to need to set aside quite a bit of time for the process, and sometimes renovations are necessary as well.
Calling on the friendly professionals at Design Air Inc can help you to find the right heating system for your home in Suffern. Whether it’s a hydronic heating system, furnace, or heat pump, we can make sure your new unit is as efficient as possible and that it runs into fewer problems over time. Call our team today.