Most Common Ways to Heat Your Montana Home

    This winter everyone is trying to keep warm here in the Bozeman area. Just how
    does your home make this happen? Are you building a home in Bozeman? What are
    the pros and cons to consider when choosing a heating system?

    Furnace
    The most common method of heating, a furnace works by blowing heated air
    through ducts. These ducts deliver the warm air throughout the home via air
    registers or grills. Most commonly referred to as a forced warm air distribution
    system, it can be powered by electricity, natural gas, or fuel oil. A typical forced air
    system will have one thermostat. Check out some pros and cons of forced air heating
    here.
    Furnace Information

     

    Boilers
    While furnaces carry heat in warm air, boiler systems distribute the heat in hot
    water, which gives up heat as it passes through radiators or other devices in rooms
    throughout a house. The cooler water then returns to the boiler to be reheated.
    Residential boilers generally use natural gas or heating oil.
    Boiler Information

    Instead of a fan and duct system, a boiler uses a pump to circulate hot water through
    pipes to radiators. Some hydronic systems circulate hot water through plastic
    tubing in the floor, called radiant floor heating. It is generally much easier to install
    zone thermostats and controls for individual rooms with hot water systems than
    with forced air.
    Radiant Heating Information

     

    Check out some pros and cons here:
    Pros and Cons

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