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which heating system is the best for home

AdrianeGrayAdrianeGray Posts: 2Member
edited March 12 in THE MAIN WALL
Hello everybody,

I am new to this site and I want to know about which heating system is the best heating system for the home.Anyone can suggest me some options.

Thanks,

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  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Posts: 8,374Member
    That's pretty vague, my friend. Can you tell us just a bit more? How big? Construction (new, old, how old?)? Existing or new? Location? Fuel availability? Any preferences as to type of heat (e.g. warm air, radiant, baseboards, radiators?).
    Jamie



    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.



    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • GroundUpGroundUp Posts: 202Member
    What he said^^^^^. I may be biased as it's kind of my bread and butter, but I don't think you can beat anything with hot water in terms of efficiency and comfort. Radiant floors are my personal favorite given the low temp option and overall comfort, but any baseboard or radiator is darn comfy as well. I do quite a bit of hydro-air with outdoor wood boilers which is also a quite comfortable retro-fit for forced air systems in comparison to gas fired forced air IMO
  • ChrisJChrisJ Posts: 8,968Member
    Any of them installed properly can work fantastic. This includes forced hot air.

    However forced hot air installed properly is rarely cheap so usually not done.
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • mikeg2015mikeg2015 Posts: 377Member
    I think forced air done correctly is only slightly more expensive because you start with a properly
    Sized unit, which is 1/2 the size of most installed. Then ductwork and number of supplies drop. Humidity control improves with ac dramatically.

    I added a heat pump in my house downstairs. Run in cheap flex with just 5 supplies but it’s nicely balanced, silent and draft free. 1/3 smaller than most contractors wanted to install.
  • GBartGBart Posts: 466Member
    this question seems to come up everyday
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