If you live where the winters get extremely cold then you want to make sure you prepare your home for those long, cold days by choosing the right kind of heating. You may even want to go with a couple different types of heating depending on where you live and your personal preferences. Here are a few of the more common choices for people living in a colder region:
A wood stove or a fireplace: Anytime you live in a colder area, it's always a good idea to consider putting in a wood stove or a fireplace. If you decide to go with a fireplace, there are options you can go with that don't require you to have a chimney put in. You can choose to go with an electric one that will still help you to keep the main area of your home warmer without all of the added construction that comes with a wood burning fireplace. You can also go with a wood burning store that vents out a window which requires a much easier installation process. Many models have blowers that help to distribute the warmed air into a larger area of the house.
Space heaters: If you have an extremely small house that is well-insulated and you have another source of heat like a fireplace, then you may be able to get away with a space heater. However, you do want to make sure you get one that has been designed to heat the amount of space you want to heat. Otherwise, you are going to find that the heater doesn't heat the intended room enough for you to be comfortable when it is very cold outside.
Central heat and air: Central heat and air may require a fair amount of work to be done in order to fully install it, but the end result will be fabulous. Central heating and cooling will heat the house evenly and the newer models can be quite easy on your power bill. You will control the entire interior temperature from a thermostat that is usually installed near the center area of the home where it is easily accessible.
Baseboard heating: You can have a baseboard heating system installed that allows each room to be set at a different temperature. This can be a good choice if there are people who like to keep their rooms at different temperatures. If you do decide to have baseboard heaters installed you should keep in mind that having them placed directly under windows, as they are in so many homes, can lead to a good amount of that heated air escaping.
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A few years ago, I could tell that we were having serious furnace problems. In addition to dealing with a house that was constantly too cold or too warm, we were also plagued by a noisy, smelly furnace that seemed to have trouble on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I didn't know enough about furnaces at the time to spot the problems quickly. One day, the entire system died, and it was beyond repair. After having that experience, I learned a lot about HVAC systems, so that I could troubleshoot future systems. This website is all about teaching you what you need to know so that you don't end up in the same situation.