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We believe the heating system that is in your Columbus home is more than a heating system, it is your environment. Master Air installs and maintains many types of heating systems for all of your commercial and residential needs. There are many ways to heat your home. This page will cover a few of the most common types of heating units available. We are highly trained professionals on what ever system you may have or may want to convert to.
Gas Burning Furnaces
Gas or fuel burning furnaces all work on the same basic principle. The fuel is burned inside an enclosed metal container. It is referred to as a fire box or heat exchanger. The exhaust gases are vented to the exterior of the building. The burning warms the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger radiates the heat into the air in the living area. This heated air is circulated by a fan or blower through the living area.
Not the best way to heat your Columbus home. These units are very expensive to operate. Your electric bill is can be out of site compared to the gas cost. They work like the old bathroom electric coil heaters. The difference is they are in an enclosed box with a blower forcing the cold air across them. Then the heat is forced into the living area.
Radiant heating does not dry out the air. So in winter, room humidity is more idea. Radiant heat will not dry out breathing passages or your home. Radiant is dust-free. This makes it cleaner than any other heating option. Virus particles, bacteria and pet dander fall to the floor instead of circulating in the air. With less circulation of these air born particles, your family will stay healthier in winter. Radiant heating warms the occupants rather than the room. With radiant heat you are comfortable at lower temperature settings. Lower temperature settings mean lower fuel costs.
Heating energy costs account for 25-30 percent of the total energy costs for a typical commercial building in the Columbus area. High-efficiency boilers can reduce heating costs by 10 percent and in many cases by as much as 20 to 30 percent.
Energy Efficiency of a Boiler
A boiler replacement can reduces gas consumption by 20 percent. This would equate to about five to 10 cents per square foot annually. Boilers are available in two efficiency ranges: around 80 percent for standard boilers, and 90 percent for energy-efficient units. The efficiency is based on the boilers ability to withstand condensing flue gases. Condensing flue gases occur in high-efficiency boilers. This requires special design considerations to tolerate the corrosive effects of the condensate. Boiler efficiency is defined as how much of the heating value of the fuel is being converted to useful heat. Condensing boilers absorb more heat from combustion gases, this allows the water vapor to condense and provide increased efficiency. Any fuel burned in a boiler, whether it is natural gas, propane, or fuel oil produces water vapor during the combustion process.
Conventional boilers are noncondensing boilers they use materials that cannot tolerate the corrosive properties of condensing flue. Conventional boilers operate around 80 percent efficiency, compared to the 90 percent efficiency for condensing boilers. Other factors also influence boiler efficiency, including boiler shell losses, piping losses, and cycling losses. Master Air can explain in more depth at our free in home estimate.
Whatever your heating needs are, from installation to service, please feel free to
call us today at (614) 775-9505 or complete our online request form.