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Heating and Cooling Systems - How They Work

by Bate Mooney (2017-11-20)


Do you wish to know more about heating and cooling systems and how they can help your newly purchased home? Continue reading so you can learn about several things about heating and cooling systems and how you can have the most advantages from using them.

Heating and cooling systems are actually central heating systems in the form of a heater or central heating boiler and in most cases they are located in the basements or garages of our properties. They're placed out-of-the-way because they are typically big and can release lots of heat while it operates. Individuals are safer away from them. They are able to supply heat all through our households by pumping in hot air by means of its system of air ducts and can also give steam or hot water using pipes coming from the radiators. In essence, they operate with the principles of forced-air and gravity systems and they can be operated through thermostat control. Most houses generally use electric baseboard heaters or even in-floor gas heaters that generate radiant heat but now, more and more people are becoming conscious of the centralized heating and cooling systems and more of it will be talked about below.



For houses, there are 2 common kinds of heating and cooling systems and these are the centralized ducted air systems and the radiant heating systems. Ducted air systems are the most common kind and you can very easily spot it if you see houses with their ac units, or heater, and heat pump that obtain hot or cool air from one source. In this system, there are also 2 kinds, the forced-air and the gravity kind. With the forced-air system, you can have hot air from the furnace and you can also have cool air from the air conditioning unit. The ventilator from this system is responsible for these as it pushes the cooled or hot air from the system and into the rooms of our offices or homes.

The gravity furnace type operates by transporting hot air through the system that comes from a heater which is situated on the ground or below the main floor. It does not use blowers but it uses huge air ducts and can only supply warm air unlike the forced-air heating and cooling system which is versatile.

Now, the second kind of heating and cooling system is the radiant heating systems. This system uses water, hot steam or electricity to charge water and make radiant heat and this is made possible by using the central boiler system that heats the water. The steam that's generated moves around through a system of tubes and pipes that are located under the house's floor surface and when these pipes gets warmed up because of hot water and steam, radiant heat is emitted which warm the bedroom.



Electric radiant system is also under this kind of radiant heat. This system works when a house is installed with electric-resistance baseboard or has a system of electric cables and sometimes foils hidden beneath the floors or even above ceilings. When there is the flow of electric current on these components, heat is also generated and radiated inside the room.