Repair, Maintenance, and New Installation:
We understand that the cost to install a new heating system is not trivial. Our experts carefully examine your current system to see if repairs/upgrades make better sense before installing a new system. Once your system is either repaired or a new system is installed, Plumbwell Services can suggest a proper annual maintenance program to keep your system operating at peak performance for years to come. Systems working at their peak performance will minimize energy consumption and thus reduces your monthly expenditures.
Installing a new heating system can be a complicated project involving many progressive steps. It is easy for a less-than-experienced company to stumble when they encounter unexpected problems during installation. Plumbwell Service has been installing home heating systems for three decades, we have the experience and the knowhow to design the best system to fit your homes physical requirements while staying within budget. Plumbwell Service gets the job done right the first time!
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Types of Heating Systems:
Furnaces – Most North American households depend on a central furnace to heat their homes. A furnace works by heating air then distributing this warm air through ductwork system to each room of your home. Older furnaces are inefficient and use a direct flame to heat the air to the desired temperature. The method tends to “scorch” the air resulting in very dry, unhealthy air to be distributed throughout your home. A better approach is to heat the air through a hot water coil ( this can be added to your existing system). With this type of system, water is heated by a high efficiency boiler and pumps it through a hot water coil connected to your ductwork where the cool air travels over the heather coil and gently warms the air. This method is far more efficient and provides a much healthier environment for you and your family. Furnaces generally use natural gas or heating oil as their fuel source.
Boilers – There are two types on these boilers, condensing and noncondensing. Condensing boilers are commonly referred to as High Efficiency Boilers because they utilize waste heat to heat cold water as opposed to just letting that heat go directly out your chimney. Added efficiencies can be gained by utilizing important boiler controls including thermostats, aquastats, and valves that regulate circulation and water temperature.
Boiler systems circulate hot water through your home to radiators or other devices in rooms that transmit the warmth to the desired space. Some hot water systems circulate water through plastic tubing in the floor, a system called radiant floor heating. This method is very efficient because it warms the structure (i.e., the floor and inevitably the walls) which retains the heat much better than simply heating the air. In either method, colder water is returned to the boiler to be reheated. Within the plumbing industry, systems that heat by circulating hot water are commonly referred to as hydronic systems. Most boilers use natural gas or heating oil for fuel.
A Steam Boiler is smaller to a traditional boiler except that it boils the water until steam is generated. Steam is then distributed through a piping network to radiators which transfer the warmth to the room. In the radiators, the steam condenses back to water where it is sent back to the steam boiler and the process is repeated. This type of system is much less common in residential homes but is frequently encountered in commercial environments. Oil and natural gas are commonly used as fuel for this type of system.
Heat pumps can be thought of as ‘two-way” air conditioners. During the warm summer months, an air conditioner transfers heat from the cooler indoors to the warm outside. During the winter months, the heat pump reverses and removes heat from the cold outdoors and releases that heat inside the house.