Types Of Heating Systems
As professional Troutman plumbers and HVAC technicians, Sha Mechanical has provided heating installations in Mooresville since 1975. In an effort to help educate customers in NC about the different types of heating systems available, we have put together the following information. If you have any questions or need heating installation service in the Mooresville area, feel free to give us a call.
Central Heat & Air Systems – A central heating and air system both heats and cools your home. The equipment consists of an outdoor condenser unit and indoor air handler unit. The system will either consist of an air conditioner with a furnace or an air conditioner with a heat pump.
Gas Furnaces – Gas furnaces do a much better job at heating than electric furnaces. They are very commonly installed in areas of the country which endure harsh winters. Natural gas furnaces can be converted to operate on propane which is stored in a tank on your property.
Oil-Fired Boilers & Furnaces – Oil burning furnaces and boilers are usually common in areas where there is limited access to natural gas. You can find heating oil which is blended with biodiesel fuel to reduce your dependence on foreign oil. The biodiesel fuel blends produce less pollution than pure heating oil.
Electric Heaters – There are many types of electric heaters including baseboard heaters, convectors, fan heaters, heating cables, radiant heaters, forced air furnaces, duct heaters, unit heaters, and portable heaters.
Heat Pump Heating & Cooling – A heat pump system is similar to a central air conditioner with furnace. Both have an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The heat pump involves a compressor which circulates refrigerant through coils which absorb and release heat as it travels between the indoor and outdoor units. The outside unit releases the hot air into the outdoors. The difference between a heat pump system and air conditioner with furnace is that there is a valve which reverses the flow of refrigerant. Now the inside unit blows warm air while the outside unit blows cold air.
Geothermal Heating Systems – If you are interested in a energy efficient types of heating systems, consider installing a geothermal heating and air conditioning system. A heat pump is buried in the ground where the temperature is constant all year round. It operates very quietly and doesn’t create exhaust.
Boilers – Boilers heat water to a certain degree for water heating, central heating, cooking, sanitation, or boiler-based power generation. They can use natural gas, oil, coal, or wood for fuel to operate.
Ductless Heating Systems – Just as it sounds, the ductless heating and cooling system does not have ventilation ducts. They are small but powerful and very quiet. They are normally installed high on the wall in your home or office building. They can heat and cool one room or the entire square footage of the building.