Furnace using supplemental heating
My home is big and old, with high ceilings and lots of rooms that are tough to heat in the winter.
Trying to handle those rooms that tend to seem extremely frigid was costing me a fortune.
I was relying on a single heating source and wasting a tremendous amount of energy; unfortunately our forced air furnace and ductwork are simply too old to accommodate zoned control. I researched other alternatives and came across electric baseboard heaters. Baseboard heating systems stand directly on the floor, similar to a portable space heater—however these are permanently installed. They come in either convection or hydronic-powered options for boilers. These compact little furnaces are quite powerful and controlled by a thermostat or control unit. They are designed to spread warmth throughout a particular room without using up a ton of electricity. The addition of baseboard furnaces has allowed me to lessen the huge strain on the central forced air furnace on especially cold days in winter. I can heat up the rooms that our family is legitimately using without paying to condition unoccupied rooms. This saves me quite a bit of money on our energy bills. Those rooms that are so tough to keep comfortable are no longer a problem, and my older forced air furnace often fails to deliver enough heat on mornings when the temperature drops down to twenty below zero. Rather than trying to replace the whole forced air furnace, it was much less risky to purchase and install a few baseboard heaters as a supplement. These small furnaces operate silently, safely and efficiently, and although I chose to hire a licensed heating and A/C dealer to handle the upgrade, the cost of the service was satisfactorily within my budget. Now that the baseboard furnaces are installed, they require very little upkeep from me.