Hi. My name is John Marcelo owner of Air Rite Hvac, right here on beautiful Cape Cod Massachusetts.
We have created a series of videos on heating ventilation and air conditioning to help you better understand and answer any question you might have about upgrade, installation, service and maintenance.
Let's talk about equipment now. If you have electric baseboard heat you basically do not have equipment at all, you just using electricity to heat your baseboard it is easy and cheap to install, but you are spending a lot of electricity every month.
If you have a forced hot water baseboard heating system, it may look like a electrical baseboard but the difference is it uses hot water instead of a electrical resistance. In this case you have a boiler in your basement that uses oil or natural gas to heat up that water and do the heating. This is a much more efficient way of heating, but not the best.
Now, If you have warm air coming from floor grills, wall grills or ceiling grills that means you have duct work and you have a central forced warm air system. You also have a furnace that burns oil or gas and circulates that warm air throughout your house to do the heating. With the right upgrades this system can control not only temperature but also humidity and the air quality inside your home making this kind of system the best heating system
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Force air is nosy, needs semi annual cleaning and needs a BIG machine to do the job. Not to mention you have to BUILD a duct system "$$$" for the contractor. It's the OLD way and less efficient. I like the regular baseboard with a ductless air condition system that can generate heat during the winter months as a secondary system. Or better yet, install radiant floor system in the kitchen and bathroom, underneath the tile. Modern radiant system is cheap but it's a one time installation labor that will be a hefty few thousands, depends on your size of your kitchen and bathroom.
Also the "advantages" he talks about don't have to be tied to heating/cooling. As anyone with a newer house knows you can condition the air with filters and humidification control system plus use a heat exchanger for fresh air intake
Jarek N Forced air central heating/AC is not best in terms of efficiency. Moving heat around through liquid is much more efficient.
This video is highly misleading. Now the cheapest way is dependent on the house and economics of that area. But generally long term using heat pumps and exchangers/radiators is going to be cheapest if you want central heating and cooling.
But the initial cost can be quite expensive depending on how common it is in your area. If climate conditions allow then using a mini split system can reduce that cost alot.
Also you can still use gas or other water heater if it's economical in your area.
I have electric baseboard all throughout my house. Simple, maintenance free, heat every room independently, I don't need all those extra parts, no break downs, no hassle, a little more expensive, but I think it's worth it to avoid the aggravation of a heating system having problems, I'm impatient, I will work a few extra hours a week to have electric heat.
I need advice for my home heating system, if You can help me it will be great. I have heat pump air to water with not enough capacity, so I have additional oil burner when the weather is colder. My question is how is better to connect the pipes from heat pump and oil burner in parallel or in serial ( first heat pump and after oil burner)?
Radiant floor heating with solar hot water heating, electric boiler, pellet boiler or a combination of these energy sources makes for an efficient system. Heat rises, eliminating draft and reducing the temperature needed to feel comfortable. Water and the slab (if available) stores the energy, reducing the system run time. Many shy away from radiant floor heating or radiant systems in general due to the apparent high installation cost and lack of expertise.
I am with you George. Radiant heat is much better. If it is fueled with an electric boiler and you have solar electric panels that adds to its efficiency. My childhood house had radiant baseboards, they weren't ugly but they weren't aesthetically pleasing either and I would take them (if in floor wasn't an option) over forced hot air any day. FHA is loud and when it kicks on it blows the cold air around the room first. It is awful on your skin. I can see hot areas of the country using FHA to "re-purpose" the central air ducts but to claim it is the best or most efficient in the Northeast is something I completely do not understand.
I agree, central warm air system with duct work is the best! I have my system for 20 years and I was able to add central air using the same ducts which saved me money. It warms and cools the whole house quick and efficiently. I added a humidifier and a filter, so I have pure and fresh air at all times.
question, so do you have a gas furnace or just a heat pump? I live near DC where temperatures get below 40 degrees and I need to replace the boiler in my house (it leaks carbon monoxide) but 'm not sure if a heat pump will be good enough.
I moved from a lifelong of forced air until about a year ago....now I am so glad to have a boiler and radiators in my new home, I would have never even imagined the difference there is without experiencing it. When I first woke up after the first day, I felt like I was being warmed by the sun .
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