February 20, 2020

There are many different types of heating systems available, depending on the specific needs of your building. The installation cost, energy efficiency, and cost of maintenance are all important considerations when choosing the right system. Here are the types of heating systems and how they work.

Forced Air Heating

The most commonly used heating system is the forced air system, in part due to their energy efficiency. These all rely on a circulating fan to move air around the space, drawing colder air in to be warmed, and then forcing it back out.

Within the forced air systems, the big difference is the fuel used to create the heat, with no one fuel being the perfect option for everyone. The heating and plumbing specialists at Brothers Plumbing Air Conditioning have been serving the Peoria, AZ, area since 2006 and can help you determine which best meets your needs.

Forced air systems generate heat in the following ways:

  • Propane or natural gas in a furnace
  • Wood or fuel pellets in a stove or external burner
  • Coolant and electricity in a geothermal heat pump
  • Electrically heated coil

All of these systems generate heat to warm a heat exchanger. The fan then pushes the air through the exchanger, warming it, and pushing it back out into the room or home.

Radiant Heating Systems

These rely on heat radiating out from a source to warm a room. These are generally less energy efficient. This also usually means the heat centralizes around the radiant source without some other way of circulating the air. There are two primary types of radiant systems currently used:

  • Electric or fluid-based floor systems
  • Older boiler and radiator systems

Your One-Call Solution

Whether you need a new heating or air conditioning system, need regular maintenance or repair, or have a plumbing problem, the team at Brothers Plumbing Air Conditioning is ready to help. Serving the Peoria area since 2006, our team maintains a BBB A+ rating, so you can be confident that our company delivers as promised. Call to schedule your appointment today.

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