Learning about the various options you have for your home heating system can help make the selection process less overwhelming. Researching different heating systems on the market can ensure a more informed decision. Specifically focus on technology advancements and the systems options you have available to you. So you can make a more energy efficient choice.
There are two main types of home systems: central heat and direct heat.
- Heat Pumps
- Wood-burning stoves
- Pellet stoves
- Gas-fired space heaters
- Electric space heaters
Here at Kulk’s Plumbing and Heating we offer both furnace and boiler installation and repair services for your unique home’s heating system options. As licensed plumbers and heating technicians we have a team of professionals that can perform annual service packages, provide maintenance tips, repair services and help you best access if you need to have a whole new heating system installed.
Furnace vs. Boiler-What is the difference between these heating systems?
Furnaces: heat air to move through vents in your home
Forced hot air is a common name used for furnaces. Whether you have a gas or oil-fired furnace, the fuel is mixed with air, burned, and then the metal heat exchanger transfers to air. This air is then pushed by a furnace fan through the ductwork.
Boilers: heat water to circulate through pipes to warm your home
Hot water boiler heating systems distribute heat in by passing hot water through your pipes. These pipes run through the radiators throughout your home. Once the water has passed through the system, the cool water returns to the boiler to be reheated. Much like furnaces, a boiler uses either gas or oil to pump the hot water through the pipes to radiators.
Common signs that your heating system needs maintenance:
- Leaking and dripping
- Broken or faint pilot light
- Unusual noises-banging or whistling
- No heat at the radiator
- Pressure gauge reading high
- No hot water
- Faulty thermostat reading
Contact Kulk’s Heating & Plumbing to review the home heating systems options available and/or for your yearly heating system service. If you’re in need of immediate repair, we offer a 24/7 emergency plumbing service.