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There are many types of home heating systems available. To heat your home, some systems use hot air, some hot water, some electricity, some steam and some even use the dirt beneath your house.

The tutorial Types of Home Heating Systems describes the most common types of home heating systems including forced air, hydronic hot water baseboard, radiant in floor heat, steam heat radiation and geothermal heat pump (GHP).

So take a minute, blow off some steam and learn how these systems work. You may be surprised!


January 19, 2007 at 11:46 am
(1) Sam says:

Very helpful. The section on home radiant heating should add hot water (not steam)radiators,especially highlighting the advantage of retained heat in both beautiful and functional (and heavy) cast iron (and sometimes brass) radiators! Thanks again

May 22, 2008 at 6:22 pm
(2) Henry Switzer says:

Hi, I would like to say that I have been successfully heating my home now for over 5 years with wood. It truly is an awesome way to save money on heating costs. I would advise anyone considering a wood furnace or some type of wood heating device to have a good free source of your own wood though, preferably your own wood lot.

August 11, 2009 at 10:41 pm
(3) Charles says:

I’m glad to see people including and explaining geothermal systems. It is refreshing to see, since it is a great green technology.

December 8, 2010 at 9:32 am
(4) Ray Heating says:

Very helpful advice, thank you for breaking down at each heating system does.

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