Home Heating Tips For Winter
People who live in Boulder County, experience days of extreme
cold. For these people, home heating may be essential for creating a warm
ambient temperature inside their houses.
Installing a heater at home or at the office becomes a need if we take into
account the extreme low temperatures during winter. How can someone handle -4�F
(-20�C)? We know that they can't but this temperature is a reality for many
people. That's why heaters become so important.
Furnaces are a type of equipment that draw air from the house into a ductwork
system. The air will be warmed and then will be delivered back to the living
space. A furnace may be fueled with:
Gas: this type of furnace has a pilot light that warms a
heat exchange unit. This unit warms the air and after that circulates the air
back to the room. These heaters have a sort of flue that vents the exhausts air
to the outside.
Oil: works in the same way as those fueled by gas.
Electricity: these furnaces use strips, or elements, that
warm the air.
Wood: these ones have a sealed firebox that burns the
fuel and a heat exchanger that warms the air before it is delivered.
Coal: it works just like the ones that use wood.
Besides raising the ambient temperature, the traditional
furnaces, in general, have a filter that helps rid the house of dust.
Electric Heat Pumps
These types of heater work by withdrawing the heated air from one place and
taking it into another.
Radiant Baseboard Heat
These types of heaters are usually used as a home's sole source of heat or as
supplemental heat in rooms cooler than others. They are the best option for
rooms where it is difficult to install ductwork. In general, these heaters are
more expensive than the furnaces. An advantage of these systems is that they
heat objects and people without heating the air around, which creates an even
more comfortable space.
Radiant Ceiling Or Floor Heat
These systems warm objects just like the sun does. The usual blowers are not
required in these systems. Another example of radiant heaters is hydronic
heating. In this system, hot water flows through tubes under the floor or
through units that resemble baseboard heaters. A common use for hydronic heating
has to do with installing it in doorways in order to avoid snow and ice from
Enjoying some time in the outdoors during winter may be impossible but
installing patio heaters, besides creating a warmer ambient temperature, also
creates a charming and comfortable environment.
These patio heaters can be fueled either by electricity or gas. In case you
choose a heater that uses gas, a good option would be using natural gas. Besides
the great capability of heating large spaces, electric patio heaters are in
general pretty economical to operate.
If you are looking for a
Boulder County heating contractor please call us today at 303-800-HEAT(4328) or complete our online service request form.
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