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The weather in Bozeman and the surrounding Montana cities can be difficult. We experience harsh, cold winters and beautiful, sunny summers with unclear seasonal dates. For those times, our services are what you need to keep your home, and family, happy. A variety of technologies are available for heating your house.
In addition to furnaces and boilers, heating options include wood and pellet heaters, active solar heating, and heat pumps, which are used for both heating and cooling. In addition, a combination of proper insulation, air sealing, and energy-efficient windows and doors will help ensure that your home is both comfortable and energy efficient. Below are some of the many options for heat and air conditioning systems.
There are two different types of heating systems:
Steam radiators: Steam heating is an old heating technique not used as frequently, but still a great source of heat. Steam radiators boil and condense water to generate heat.
Hot water radiators: These radiators are more common, especially in newer, more modern homes.
Active solar heating: This economical system used most effectively in cold climates with lots of sunlight, the Montana climate is a perfect candidate for these fuel efficient, Earth saving solar panels that absorb and transfer solar energy into heat while reducing your heat bills.
Heat pumps: heat pumps offer an energy efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners.
Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer.
Radiant Heating: Radiant heating systems supply heat directly to the floor or to panels in the wall or ceiling of a house.
Boilers are an important machine used in heating systems. Boilers are closed vessels in which water can be heated. This heated water can then be used for various heating system services, such as water heating, central heating, boiler-based power generation, cooking, and sanitation.
Boilers are usually made of steel or wrought iron, and their source of energy comes from the combustion of any combination of fuels, such as oil, natural gas, wood, or coal. Because boilers have so many parts and components, it is important for a boiler heating system to be installed and maintained by a certified technician who knows what they are doing.
Radiators are another mechanism used in heating systems. Radiators are heat exchangers, which means they transfer thermal energy from one machine to another in order to ensure quality heating and cooling. Radiators are commonly used to heat houses and buildings. In a radiator’s central heating system, hot water or even steam is created and then generated in a central boiler. After it is in the central boiler, it is then circulated by pumps through radiators within the building and hot air is emitted for heat. Heat is usually transferred via convection, or the collected movement of groups, such as hot air and steam.
Heating systems vary in shapes and sizes depending on the home and the specific needs of the individual and the space they need the heating system for.