Home Heating Contractors
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All Home Heating Contractors Are:
- Warranties all Products & Installations
- Offer Free Estimates & Inspections
Did you know that cooling and heating account for more than half of the average U.S. home’s energy use? If you are the person responsible for opening and paying monthly energy bills, you know first-hand that heating and cooling costs are usually by far the largest energy expense for your home. Fortunately, new technologies have emerged that help make home heating systems more energy efficient, more effective, and less costly to run. Let’s take a look at the different types of home heating systems, ways to maximize their efficiency, and qualities to look for in a home heating contractor.
Types of Home Heating Systems
There are numerous types of home heating systems, including but not limited to solar heating, furnaces, wood-burning systems, electric resistance, forced-air systems, geothermal heating, hydronic heating, and boiler heating. Let’s take a quick look at three popular types of home heating systems: geothermal, hydronic, and boiler heating.
Geothermal heating systems are extremely energy efficient. They heat a home by extracting Earth’s natural below-surface heat and pumping it into a home. While above-ground outdoor temperatures fluctuate with the seasons, the soil just four to six feet below-ground stores the Sun’s energy at a more constant year-round temperature. This makes geothermal heating systems more efficient, reliable, and eco-friendly than other types of home heating systems.
Hydronic (liquid) heating systems are the most-used types of radiant heating in the U.S. Hydronic heating systems pump a boiler’s heated water through a series of tubing “loops” that are located directly underneath the floor of a house. If you choose this type of home heating system, be sure to hire an experienced and knowledgeable home heating contractor.
Along with furnace heating, boiler heating is the most-used home heating system in America. Boiler heating systems use either hot water or steam to heat a home. The steam and hot water can be distributed through the home via pipes, radiators, or hydronic heating systems. In general, hot water boilers are more energy efficient than steam boilers.
The Home Heating Dr. is the expert in home heating system installations and we'd like to help connect you to your local contractor. We currently service Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Washington and Virginia. For a Free Estimate on home heating system installation at your home, simply fill out our online form and a home heating system expert in your area will contact you shortly.
Ways to Maximize the Efficiency of your Home Heating System
There are two simple ways to maximize the efficiency of your home heating system. Installing a programmable thermostat can help you save up to 10% on your home heating bill. A programmable thermostat automatically adjusts to a preset temperature during times when you are typically at home and want the heat on, and during times when you are typically at work or asleep and the thermostat can be set to a much lower temperature. A programmable thermostat offers an easy way to stay warm and comfortable while at home, but not waste heat energy when you’re not at home or asleep.
Another effective way to maximize the efficiency of your home heating system is by ensuring that your home’s air ducts are fully sealed and insulated, and that they are unclogged. Air ducts transfer the heated air from your home heating system to vents throughout your home. If your air ducts are leaking, clogged, or poorly insulated, it will result in significant heat loss, wasted energy, and expensive home heating bills.
What to Look for in a Home Heating Contractor
Finding a trustworthy and knowledgeable home heating contractor is extremely important. In order for a home heating system to work properly and efficiently, it must be correctly installed and properly maintained. Ask your family, friends, and co-workers for recommendations of reliable home heating contractors serving your area. After all, a home heating system is only as good as the person or people who install it.
Home Heating Systems Installed in Your Area
We currently service Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Washington and Virginia. For a Free Estimate on home heating system installation at your home, simply fill out our online form and a home heating system expert in your area will contact you shortly.