Installing a heating system in your home is crucial, especially if you would like to have some semblance of comfort during the colder months. However, you will find that there are different types of heating systems that would be available to you. Rather than making your choice based on price, it would be best to familiarise yourself with the options available so you can make an informed decision on what would best suit you. Below is a review of some of the heating systems that you could consider for your home.
Forced air heating systems
These are the most conventional heating systems that you will come across. They operate by heating air in your home's furnace then distributing this warm air using a network of ducts and registers installed in the various rooms. To power your forced air heating system, you can use different forms of energy, including electricity, propane, natural gas and even oil.
Radiant heating systems
If you are looking for a system that will gradually and comfortable heat your home, then you could consider radiant heating systems. These types of systems are available in different forms including in-floor heating, radiant ceiling panels, a stove and more. As the name suggests, the heating occurs radiantly, which means the direct transfer of warmth from the heating source to cold surfaces. This heat is typically generated by passing hot water through the tubing that has been fitted underneath the floor. However, radiant heating can also use other heat sources such as electricity, timber and charcoal.
We have just bought a new house, and the guy who lived here before us smoked in the house for close to 40 years. The first thing I knew we had to change as soon as we moved in was the curtains, because I can't bear the smell of stale smoke. I looked around at a few different options and settled on some beautiful cream curtains with a delicate pattern and a blackout backing so that the dawn doesn't wake me each morning. This blog explains some different stylish options for window coverings for your home, including curtains and blinds.