Ways to Heat Your Home

There are many ways to heat your home when the cold weather sets in. When the temperatures begin to drop, it is important to keep yourself and your family warm at home. Here are all the different ways you can stay warm this winter:


Central Warm Air Furnace

Furnaces can be powered by electricity, natural gas, or fuel oil. They work by blowing heated air through ducts, which then deliver the warm air throughout the house via air registers or grills. In a gas or oil furnace, the fuel mixes with air and is then burned. The flames heat a metal heat exchanger where the heat is transferred to air. The air is pushed through the heat exchanger and forced through the ductwork downstream of the heat exchanger. Heating system controls regulate when the components of the heating system turn on and off. 


Heat Pump

A heat pump transfers heat energy from a source of heat to a heat sink. They are designed to move thermal energy in the opposite direction of a spontaneous heat transfer by absorbing heat from a cold area and releasing to it a warmer one. When used for heating, heat pumps employ the same basic cycle as an air conditioner, but in the opposite direction. It releases heat into the conditioned space rather than the surrounding environment.


Floor, Wall, or Pipeless Furnace

Floor, wall, and pipeless furnaces are space heating equipment consisting of a ductless combustor or resistance unit. There is an enclosed chamber that burns fuel or generates electrical-resistance heat to warm rooms of a building. Floor furnaces are located below the floor, delivering heated air to the room above or the rooms on each side. Wall furnaces are installed in a partition or in an outside wall, delivering heated air to the rooms on one or both sides of the wall. Pipeless furnaces are installed in a basement, delivering heated air through a register in the floor of the room or hallway above. 


Joseph Frederick & Sons

With the installation of a modern heating system, you can experience optimum home comfort. Enjoy precise temperature control, improved air quality, much-needed air circulation, and cost-efficient comfort. When you contact Joseph Frederick & Sons for your next heating installation, have confidence that our years of in-field experience, in-depth training, and our unwavering commitment to your satisfaction will deliver the greatest rewards from your investment.