4 Important Facts You Need to Know about Your Central Heating System


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Central heating systems have four things in common - a thermostat, a method of heating the air, a fan blower and ductwork to help channel the air into all the rooms. The thermostat is constantly monitoring the temperature of the air in your home so that it does not exceed the set limits. 

Before we explain the important facts you need to know about your central heating systems, let’s look at an overview of heating systems. The central heating system is an air conditioner that is connected to each room in the home through a series of ducts and registers. The duct ensures the air accumulated is channeled to all the rooms in the house.

Central heating systems are categorized into four main types - electric strong heaters, district heating, wet systems, and warm air systems. The most common types are wet systems and strong heaters. Choosing a type for your home depends on the size of the home and your budget. You can go for wet systems if you are trying to cut costs.

The first fact you need to know about central heating systems is that they need to be maintained annually. According to Forbes, heating systems are made up of moving parts that are different from a furnace. You need to regularly call your technician to conduct a routine check on your heating system to ensure it is in a good working condition. Here are the other interesting facts:

• Boilers add moisture to the air. 
• Boilers do not boil water.
• Central heating systems are better than forced air systems.

Another fact you need to know about your heating system is that they are better than forced air systems. According to Home Advisor, heating systems are more expensive than furnace to buy but their operating cost is lower. You can go for forced air systems if you want to cut cost but if you want efficiency, setting up the central heating system is your best bet.

Before going for a cheap furnace, you should know that radiator-heated homes have a cozier feel that will last longer than forced air systems. When you use the central heating system, the indoor air quality of your home is regulated to a certain extent. However, before installing the central heating system, you need to be sure ductwork had already been fitted in the building.

They Add Moisture and Do Not Boil Water

The third fact you need to know about the central heating system is that they don't waste or boil water. Since the heating system is kept in an enclosed system, its water content is constantly recycled. Boilers are kept at a low boiling pressure. You can read BOXT's boiler pressure guide online to find out more about the boiling pressure of your boiler.

One major disadvantage of using boilers is that they add moisture to the air allowing mold to have a breeding space. Even though boilers rely solely on water, they do not interfere with indoor humidity levels. To ensure your boiler functions well, you need to call in a professional who will regulate your boiling system.

The fourth fact you should know about the central heating system is that it will eventually be replaced. Once a boiler is more than 20 years, it will start losing its efficiency thereby causing reduced performance. So you need to call in your technician to get a replacement that will offer better performance and efficiency.

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