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Preparing for My Dream Home

My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


Preparing for My Dream Home

Need a Heater for Your New Home? 3 Common Types You Can Choose From

by Rita Richardson

If you're in the process of building a new home, you'll need to choose a heating system for it. If you're not familiar with the different types of heating systems, you might not be able to make an informed decision. To help you choose a heating system that will work best for you, here's a brief description of the three most common types.

Forced Air

Forced-air systems are among the most popular types of home heating systems. They're easy to maintain and can be installed in most homes. With a forced-air system, the air is heated as it's forced through the furnace. A blower pushes the air through a system of air ducts that are installed throughout the house. The air is then pushed back through to the furnace, where it's reheated. When choosing a forced-air heating system, be sure to choose a unit that's large enough for your home. A unit that's too small will not be able to heat your house efficiently.


Radiant heating is another popular way to heat your home. With radiant heating, a system of tubes is installed under the floor throughout the house. Hot water is then forced through the tubes, and this allows each room to be heated to the perfect temperature. One of the benefits of radiant heating is that the temperature can be controlled individually throughout the house. That allows you to turn the heat down in rooms that aren't being used. It's important to note that since the tubes are installed in the floor, radiant heating should be installed when the home is first built.


While steam heating systems aren't used as often as they once were, they're still an efficient way to heat your home. With steam systems, radiators are installed in each room of the house. Boilers are used to heat water to boiling point, and this produces steam. The steam is then propelled through the pipes, where it's released through the radiators. Because steam radiators get extremely hot, furniture should not be placed near them. They can also cause serious burns, so small children should be kept away from them.

Now that it's time to purchase a heating system for your new home, be sure you choose one that will work well for your home and family. If you have additional questions regarding home heating systems, be sure to speak to a heating contractor such as Wright Total Indoor Comfort