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Heating Services in Springfield
Our commitment to providing the Springfield area with home heating systems has earned us the reputation for being the leader in heating systems, installation, repair and service.
Our systems generally come in two categories: Forced Air Systems and Hydronic Systems. Forced air heating is accomplished primarily by means of a furnace or heat pump.
Hydronic Systems use Boilers and Water Heater to produce Hot Water which is then circulated to Radiators, Radiant Floors, or Air Handlers to distribute the heat. These systems are generally more comfortable, cleaner, and more energy efficient than forced air systems, but have a higher “upfront” cost to build.
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Every one of our plumbers meets our stringent licensing and insurance requirements and offers thorough product and installation know-how. They have been professionally trained to ensure your heating system is installed properly in a location that will allow you to achieve maximum power production potential.
Radiant Floor Heating
The most comfortable heating system on the planet is radiant floor heat, which offers increased comfort, economy, and flexibility. Radiant heat systems use warm water circulated through tubing in floors to heat the home. This provides a more constant and even heat than forced air. Radiant floor heating is the best of the best. Walking on a warm floor on a chilly day can make all the difference. You’re never hot, or cold, just warm!
Radiant heating systems, while having higher initial costs, actually use less energy than comparable forced air systems. Radiant heating systems can use 20% to 40% less energy to heat the same space, while maintaining a much greater comfort. These systems can be built with most of the popular flooring surfaces, whether it be hardwoods, tiles, concrete, or carpets.
Forced Air Heating
Forced air heating systems are by far the most common type of home heating system. Air is heated in a furance and then it is distributed through the home using ductwork and vents or registers.
- 1. Only distribution method that can used for cooling
- 2. Air may be filtered
- 3. Air may be humidified
- 4. Air may be dehumidified
- 5. Inexpensive
- 6. Furnace can attain highest AFUE (An acronym standing for "Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency". A measure of a gas furnace's efficiency in converting fuel to energy - the higher the rating, the more efficient the unit.)
Hydronic (Hot Water Baseboard) Heating
Similar to radiant heating, this system uses hot water heated by a boiler to heat a space by a combination of radiation and convection. Hot water heated by boiler and piped to "fin-tube" baseboard units mounted along walls. The fins increase the surface area of heat dissipation making the hydronic heating system more efficient. Air is distributed by convection as air rises and is heated by the baseboard unit.
- 1. Energy efficient
- 2. Quiet
- 3. Close temperature control