People use many appliances in their home, but some of the most important are the ones that treat the air. One reason for this is the tight insulation of many newer homes. Making a home energy efficient can also make the air inside stale and difficult to breathe. In some homes this problem is handled as part of the whole HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system. The HVAC is just one of many ways to heat your home. A similar method is central heating. This is basically the furnace portion of the HVAC connected to a series of air ducts. The furnace is typically centrally located in the attic or basement, hence the name, so the air stays at a common temperature throughout the building.
One of the most important concerns with home heating is proper maintenance. A residential heating service needs to service your HVAC or furnace at least once a year. One part of this service is to inspect the system for signs of corrosion. This sort of damage can ruin the combustion chamber or heating elements. Another is to clean any dust, lint or debris from the combustion chamber. This service is typically recommended at the beginning of fall or before the furnace is used for the winter to reduce any chance of fire. However, there are other things to clean such as the blower. This is the fan that circulates the treated air throughout your home. It can accumulate a lot of dust and dirt which reduces airflow.
Of course, centralized heating systems aren’t the only way to warm your home, they are just the most common. Modern methods of home heating include radiant floor heating. Wall based zone heaters and a variety of portable heating systems. The devices that your home uses may depend on its size and your budget. Radiant floor systems are becoming very popular because they work on the principal that heat rises. This lets you start with a warm floor that steadily heats the rest of the room. Plus, radiant heat is often more energy efficient than other heating methods. However, you may not want to rely on just one type of heating solution. Multiple methods of heating your home could prevent you from freezing when one of them fails. To learn more about Residential Heating Service contact Poudre Valley Air.
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