How you heat your home has a big impact on how comfortable you are – and how much you will pay to stay warm every month. But how do you choose among your many options if you’re planning to install a heating system for your newly-built or renovated North Fork or East End home?
Let’s explore some of the features, pros, and cons of two of the most common heating system choices: “forced air” and radiant heat.
A forced air heating system uses a furnace to warm the air in your home; the furnace transfers heat created by the combustion of natural gas, heating oil, or propane to heat a volume of air, which is then forced through ductwork using fans that deliver heat to registers (vents) in each room of the house.
In contrast to forced air systems, radiant floor heating warms the objects and people in the room rather than the air around them.
The heat in a radiant system may be produced by electricity, hot water, or hot air, which heats a floor or wall surface; that heat on that surface is then transferred to people and objects in the room via infrared radiation, like heat from the sun.
When it comes to heating your Long Island home, there are many great options to choose from; the best one depends on your home, budget, and preferences. Whatever choice you make, be sure to have your heating system installed by experienced pros who will give you a detailed, written estimate on the work to come – like the one you will get from the licensed, bonded pros at Burt’s Reliable.
Not sure what kind of heating system is right for you? We can help! Contact a Burt’s heating specialist today to find out more, or to get a FREE, no obligation estimate on heating equipment for your North Fork or East End home.