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?
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
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.
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