Learning about HVAC technology
A heating system uses heated air to distribute heat throughout the house, while a boiler uses heated water.
I’ve never known much about heating and cooling. I have had boilers and gas furnaces in our lifetime, but I never thought much about what the difference between them was. I’ve typically kept it simple and never had any of the costly bells and whistles when it comes to heating plus cooling, as I get older and we don’t have kids in the house, I’ve realized that zone controlled heating would be more efficient because I don’t need to heat the entire home evenly. I called up a heating and cooling professional and asked a few questions. I have a boiler now, and obviously this is better than a heating system when it comes to zone controlled heating. A heating system uses heated air to distribute heat throughout the house, while a boiler uses heated water. The hydronic system is better for zones than forced air, so I am fortunate to have had a boiler. The HVAC supplier was able to set me up with zone controlled heating. He also showed me how I can control the temperature settings for each zone using an app on my phone! Now, I have a smart temperature control plus all kinds of temperature controls. Not only do I have better heating equipment, but I also have a better understanding of how the heating system operates.