Troubleshooting My Furnace

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Troubleshooting My Furnace

As soon as winter rolled around this year, I knew that I had a problem. Our home heating system didn't seem to be working well, and it was really frustrating. We would wake up to absolutely frosty mornings in our own home, and so I decided to pull out the user's manual. I started researching different furnace problems and it occurred to me that the issue might be the filters. I checked them, and you wouldn't believe how full of dust and debris they were. After they were replaced and the air handler was blown out, my furnace started working again. Check out this blog for more information about troubleshooting your furnace.

Why Radiant Heating Is The Perfect Solution For Your New Home

Building a brand new home gives you the opportunity to do everything right from the very beginning. This starts with picking out all of the best systems so that everything in your house will run as smoothly as possible. Although it's common for some people to choose a central system as their heating method of choice, you may find that a radiant model is a better pick. Radiant heat is supplied by panels that are installed inside of the floor. If you're not familiar with radiant heating, use the following information to gain an understanding of why it's the perfect heating solution for your home.

Radiant Heating Is The Quiet Choice

If you've ever lived in a house that had central heating, you may have noticed that it is usually accompanied by a good bit of noise. Although it's easy for some people to become accustomed to the sounds that come through the vents, others find the noise to be very intrusive. The problem is even more severe in older homes because aging central heating systems can clang and bang mercilessly.

Installing radiant heating in your new home is a great way to promote a peaceful atmosphere. The heating plates operate noiselessly, gently supplying hot air to each room in the house without making a peep. Because the heat is radiated outward as opposed to being forced through ducts and vents, you won't have to worry about hearing disturbing sounds that can alarm you or make it difficult to concentrate when you have an important task to complete.

Radiant Heating Systems Are Efficient

A common problem that occurs in homes that have more than one level is the uneven distribution of heat. Because hot air is not as dense as cold air, it will naturally start to rise to the highest level of the home. What then happens is that the lower floor tends to be much colder than the upper level. The residents of your house who are upstairs might start to complain that it's too hot, while anyone who is downstairs might desperately want to turn the heat up so they can get warm.

Radiant heating automatically heats the floor and radiates the heat upward. This results in a more even amount of heat throughout your home.

Installing radiant heating is a decision that you definitely won't regret. Talk with your general contractor or heating installation services about your plans to make radiant heating your choice in your new home.