How Does Central Heating Work?

How Does Central Heating Work?

With temperatures starting to drop overnight and in the early morning, many homeowners will begin to utilize their heating systems to deliver warmth and improve comfort. There are many different types of heating and distribution systems. Central heating systems allow heat to be distributed to an entire space, such as a building or a house. Learn about how central heating works, the two main types of central heating systems, and the benefits of investing in central heating with the knowledgeable team at Stephens!

Heating Process and Sources

Furnaces and boilers are considered central heating systems. A furnace is one of the oldest heating systems. Some of the different types of furnaces include electric, natural gas, propane, or oil. Many homeowners choose to utilize natural gas due to forced air distribution that can also work for cooling during warmer months. They are typically located in a garage or basement space and work by igniting natural gas that heats up the heat exchanger. The exhaust is then carried away up the flue. Finally, heated air is forced through air ducts, dispersing throughout the space. A boiler also distributes heat from a central area. It functions by sending hot water or steam through pipes to various radiators. There are different boilers you can choose from including condensing boilers, combi boilers, system boilers, and more. 

Benefits of Central Heating

Installing central heating in your home can be very beneficial. For starters, you can purchase an energy-saving system, which can also affect your monthly energy bill. Central heating systems are easy to maintain, with cleaning recommended every two years. For those who suffer from allergies and other respiratory issues, central heating systems — specifically furnaces — filter out dirt, dust, and other contaminants that may circulate your home. Lastly, central heating systems are generally very quiet, so you don’t have to worry about being disturbed or distracted. 

For Central Heating Experts, Call Stephens 

If you are interested in learning more about central heating systems or would like to speak with one of the members of our team to discuss installation, contact us today to schedule an appointment and receive a free estimate! We want to make sure you and your family are comfortable and safe during winter temperatures. Our heater services include replacement, repair, maintenance, and installation depending on the kind of heater you have. We are happy to offer wall heater replacement, floor heater repair and maintenance, thermostat replacement and installation, and vent service. 

Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has been trusted to serve local homeowners and businesses in The South Bay, Long Beach, and Orange County with their plumbing, heating, and air conditioning needs since 1986. Our company was founded on the basis of family values and strong ethics, and our team of technicians has the knowledge required to provide prompt, reliable work. We value each and every customer we work with and are more than willing to always lend a helping hand.