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Seattle Heating System Repair and Replacement: What To Know

Seattle may not be known for having the harshest winters, but temperatures fall by December and get colder into the next two months. Without a good heating system that works properly, surviving the freezing cold is close to impossible. That’s why it’s important to have only the most dependable heating systems installed. And in case these heating equipment malfunction or get damaged, it’s imperative to have them quickly fixed and restored to optimum working condition. Keep watching to find out more!

FURNACES IN SEATTLE, WA


These are among the most popular heating systems in America. Many homes typically depend on a central furnace heating system. Furnaces heat spaces by blowing hot air (there are fans involved) through ducts and air registers or grills to warm-up rooms. The heat generated by furnaces can be through the burning of natural gas or fuel oil or through an electric system.

BOILERS HEATING SYSTEMS IN SEATTLE, WA


Boiler heating systems, as opposed to furnaces, distribute heat through hot water instead of distributing heat through hot air. They employ a system of radiators that are made to pass through different parts of the building being heated. Boiler heating systems are also called hydronic systems. To heat up the water, natural gas, fuel oil, or electricity may be used. There are some boiler models, which are rather rare nowadays, that distribute heat through steam instead of having hot water flow through radiators.

HEAT PUMPS IN SEATTLE, WA


Heat pumps are basically two-way air conditioners. They are machines that can be used for both cooling and heating purposes. They have a reversible mechanism of transferring heat. During winters, instead of driving heat out of an enclosed space, they reverse the process so outdoor heat can be brought in. Heat pumps can be air or ground sourced (also known as geothermal heat pumps). They “scavenge” whatever available heat can be obtained outdoors to raise the temperature indoors. Air source heat pumps are more popular since they are easier and cheaper. However, ground source heat pumps are considerably more efficient, which makes up for its costlier acquisition and installation.

DIRECT HEATING SYSTEMS SEATTLE, WA


These are heating systems that, as the name suggests, provide direct heating to spaces. These appear in different forms. The most common of which Fireplaces, stoves, gas-fired space heaters, unvented gas-fired heaters, and electric space heaters.

RADIANT HEATING SYSTEMS IN SEATTLE, WA


Radiant heating systems are designed to be highly efficient and reliable. These involve the use of pipes or tubes installed underneath a floor, walls, or ceilings, through which warm water is made to circulate to distribute heat to spaces that require heating. They are notably efficient and are also highly controllable. They provide a great degree of control over the desired temperature and a uniform way of heating spaces. With these heating systems, there’s no need to force the movement of warm air to evenly heat different spaces. Only surfaces (floors, walls, or ceilings) are made warm and the warmth is allowed to naturally spread. Floor heaters are deemed the most efficient radiant heating systems since they take advantage of the natural movement of hot and cold air. For all your heating needs, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

We have not only proficiency but also extensive experience in handling all kinds of heating systems. If you need a new heating system installed for your home or building, we can guide you in finding the best system to get and installing them to ensure efficient operation and the most effective possible heating results. We also provide excellently competent troubleshooting, repair, and replacement services in Seattle, WA, for all kinds of homes, new and old. Contact us today, and if you enjoyed this video, be sure to like comment and subscribe.

 

Resource: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S030626191000228X 



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