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Wondering why your thermostat is set on low, but your heating bills come in high? If you’ve already sealed up air leaks and beefed up your insulation as needed, the problem could be a poorly functioning heating system, very leaky ducts, or even a faulty thermostat.

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Supporting Equipment for Heating and Cooling Systems

Discussion Forum

Why Select a Forced-Air System? 1 Reply

A forced-air heating system includes a heat source (usually a furnace or heat pump), a fan, and a duct distribution system with openings serving every room. It also needs a duct to return air to the…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver. Last reply by terence donovan Apr 24, 2014.

Do Today/Do Later

Heating projects you can do today:Maintain your current heating system properly: clean registers, baseboards, or indoor units; clean or change filters as needed.Get a home performance assessment.Look…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 15, 2013.

Why Select a Room-by-Room System?

The biggest advantage of the room-by-room approach is easy zoning, with each heating device controlled by its own thermostat (or by you). It can also be a logical choice for a new addition if…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 15, 2013.

Why Select a Hydronic System?

A central hydronic system is one type of radiant-heating system. A hydronic heating system includes a heat source (a boiler or a heat pump), a pump, a manifold, and a distribution loop that carries…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 15, 2013.

 

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