Most people do not take heating and cooling seriously, or rather, they take these systems for granted until something breaks down. Remember, your heating system keeps you warm in winter while your air conditioning unit keeps you and your family cool in the hot summer months. If your home feels cold during winter and hot during summer, then you should call a professional HVAC contractor to fix your unit.
HVAC Systems & Types Commonly Used Today
Hydronic boilers in Saanichton are used to generate heat for both residential and commercial purposes. These are typical power plants for central heating systems installed in homes and businesses. The boiler system operates by heating water or fluid to the preset temperature and circulates the fluid through every section of the home using radiators, through floors, or baseboard heaters. The fluid is heated by fuel oil, gas, or wood. However, in the built-up areas with piped gas, natural gas has proven to be the most economical, which explains its popularity and adoption in most boiler systems. The fluid is contained inside an enclosure and circulated by a pump. Except for the boilers in Saanichton that use steam radiators, water inside properly functional hydronic boiler systems actually never boils. Some newer heating systems have condensing boilers to boost the level of efficiency. The newer systems (condensing boilers) extract the vaporization heat of flue gas vapor.
When a furnace is switched on, it’ll consume fuel used to power it, which might be electricity, oil, or gas. As the fuel burns, the heat produced is channeled to various rooms of the home through pipes and ducts and blown out of heating panels, radiators, or registers. It is worth noting that the older systems heat up water. The heated water is then used to heat up a home. These older systems use boilers to store water and heat it up before supplying the water to various rooms for circulation through the ceiling, floors, or walls.
A radiant heating system works by heating the ceilings, walls, and floors of rooms through radiator systems. The radiator units are a common application in homes typically used to warm air inside rooms.
Hot Air Heating System
The forced air or hot air system transfers heat using air as a medium. The systems rely on vents, plenums, and ductwork to distribute air throughout buildings, completely separate from the air conditioning systems. The plenum carries air from a number of return grills to the central air handler where the air is reheated. The supply air plenum distributes air coming from the central heating unit into various rooms. No matter the type of air handler, each one is made up of a blower, air filter, heat exchanger, and different controls.
Hot Water Heating System
Hydronics uses water as a medium for transferring heat in heating systems. The most common and oldest examples include hot water and steam radiators. In the large-scale commercial and industrial buildings, like campus facilities and high-rise buildings, hydronic systems are used to heat up the interiors of the structures.