Posted September 10, 2014 by Energy-Star
Types of heating distribution systems found in Philadelphia and South New Jersey Homes.
|Heating System||Forced Air System||Steam Radiant||Radiant Heating||Hot Water Baseboard||Electric Baseboards|
|PRO||It Can be used for cooling||Relatively Trouble free||Does not distribute allergens||Provide close temperature control||Low maintenance and quiet operation|
|CON||Distributes allergens throughout the house||Requires separate distribution system for cooling system||Can be expensive to install and repair||Limits furniture placement and slow to increase temperature||Limits furniture placement and easily damaged|
|Energy-Saving Tip||Clean your air filters monthly||Bleeding trapped air from hot water radiation, which can impede flow of hot water throughout the system||When installing in a wood framed floor, consider converting it with ceramic tiles, which adds thermal mass||Install programmable thermostat to take advantage of zone heating||Clean heating coils regularly to prolong life and efficiency|
|Compatible Heat Source Systems||Furnace, Heat pump, active solar heating||Boiler||Boiler Heat pump, active solar heat, electric heating||Boiler, active solar heating||N/A|