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which heating system is the best for home

AdrianeGrayAdrianeGray Member Posts: 1
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.



  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 7,906
    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?).

    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 Member Posts: 26
    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 Member Posts: 8,787
    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

    Steam system pictures
    Central air project pictures
  • mikeg2015mikeg2015 Member Posts: 359
    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 Member Posts: 56
    this question seems to come up everyday
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