Old homes have a lot of charm, which is why they tend to attract restorationists and conservationists alike. However, one common problem many homeowners run into with older houses is how to upgrade the homes' ancient heating systems that can no longer keep up with modern heating needs. Here are two options for tackling this issue while still ensuring your home retains its appeal. Radiant Heating If your vintage home already uses a radiator system to heat spaces, one option is to upgrade it to in-floor or in-wall radiant heating.
- Sometimes heating up your home can include a little beauty. If you want to have a beautiful center in your home, you can select an electric fireplace to help with your winter heating needs. Installing the fireplace will take proper placement and some mounting. If you want to make sure that your electric fireplace is installed in the right space and will help with heating your home, you should get an HVAC technician, like those at Bryant Air Conditioning, Heating, Electrical & Plumbing, to install and inspect the fireplace.
- Cooler temperatures mean that it is time to use your heating system. Unfortunately, your system might not be ready for use. One common issue that can occur is the electrical breaker keeps tripping when you turn on the heat. If that is happening to you, here is what you need to know: Why Is the Electrical Breaker Tripping? If the electrical breaker trips once and then does not do it again after you flip it back on, you probably do not have a problem.
- A central air conditioner is typically thought of as including only the outdoor condensing unit and indoor air handler but the duct system that runs throughout your home is also a vital part of the system. The blower fan in the air handler blows ambient air over cooled coils and then pushes that air out into the ducts. If the ducts aren't working properly, the cooled air won't reach your home properly.
- If your home feels drafty and your electrical bills have been rising, then the time has come for you to do some home weatherizing. By properly weatherizing your home, you will prevent outside air from leaking into your house and lowering the efficiency of your home's HVAC system. Plugging air leaks will also help avoid the drafty feeling in your home that makes it feel colder or hotter than it really is.