The Ultimate Guide To Heating System Installation
Heating is a complete necessity in the colder months, isn´t it? It is possible for you to install insulation and other weather-stripping products in your home to keep warm in the blistering cold, but the chilly temperatures always do manage to creep in, right? And, isn´t it next to impossible to use cold water for bathing purposes during the chilly months? Fortunately, there are many ways you can keep warm during the winter season. Let´s look at how you can beat the cold.
- Furnace Installation
Forced air gas furnace is a common heating system. Modern furnace systems, unlike conventional models, don´t require a chimney to operate. They usually boast of 2 heat exchangers, out of which, one is designed to condense combustible gases. Before installing a furnace, you need to prepare the desired place for installation. After you position the unit, you should use a duct sealant to seal all the connections to the unit. Then, you should proceed to connect the pipes and ensure that they condensate well. You should also install the drip leg to facilitate the supply of gas to the unit. Then, you should ensure that the pipes are well secured before you start using the furnace.
- Boiler Installation
It is not advisable for you to set up a boiler yourself. Boiler installation should only be executed by a Gas Safe registered engineer. While deciding on a boiler, you must first identify the hot water needs of your family members. If there are multiple bathrooms in the house, you will require a water cylinder to store and heat water. You should either opt for a combi-boiler or a system boiler if you have a high demand of hot water. We would also advise you to pick an energy efficient boiler over a conventional boiler; they will prove to be the better economical choice in the long-term. It is also important for you to identify an ideal location for the installation of the boiler; most people install their boilers within their kitchen or inside a cupboard.
- Geothermal Heating Systems
Geothermal heating systems basically provide space conditioning—heating and humidity control. They can also be expertly used to provide water heating. Instead of converting chemical energy to heat, geothermal heating systems operate by moving heat. Basically, a geothermal heating system has three important components; a geothermal heat pump that helps transfer the heat, an earth connection that helps transfer heat between its fluid and the earth, and a distribute subsystem that helps deliver heat to a room.
- Heat Pump
Heat pump is basically a device that uses the heat available in air, water, or the ground, compresses it using electricity, and delivers the warmth into the conditioned space through a central heating system. So, how can you install a heat pump? Well, you need to first install the condenser outside the home. Then, you should proceed to add an air handler mount and mount the air handler. After that, you need to connect the air handler to the condenser, cover the lines, and make final connections. Finally, you should go back inside and install the cover on the air handler.