Steam Heating Systems
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With all the choices in heating systems that you have, you’ll need expert advice to select one that fits your cold-weather requirements. While forced air systems are the most popular heating units for residential use, steam heating systems are the oldest. Elm Pro. Heating & Cooling L.L.C. is a local HVAC contractor that specializes in installing, replacing and servicing steam heating systems. If you’re ready to replace your current heating system or install one for a new construction home, give us a call at (203) 299-2880 for a free consultation.
How Do Steam Heating Systems Work?
A steam heater uses boilers to create steam that is piped to strategically placed radiators throughout a home. The amount of heat that is produced is controlled by the home’s thermostat. When the thermostat detects a drop in temperature to a predetermined degree, a pressure control switch turns the unit’s boiler on. The steam-producing boiler operates based on system pressure, which is set between 1 to 3 psi. When a room’s temperature rises and the boiler is switched off, the steam condenses back to water. The reclaimed water is collected in the boiler. Most steam heating systems use gas or oil for fuel.
Benefits of Installing a Steam Heating System
With steam heating systems, you can divert heat away from unoccupied rooms and save on your utility bills. Many people find that steam heaters give off more warmth than traditional forced-air heating systems. Since steam heating systems require pipes to operate rather than ductwork, homeowners enjoy warm floors that are heated by steam in sub-floor pipes. Since 2018, Elm Pro. Heating & Cooling L.L.C. has been a trusted resource for advice about steam heating systems. If you’d like to know more about how this heating method can enhance your quality of life, contact us at (203) 299-2880 for an assessment of your heating needs.
Caring for Your Steam Heating System
Performing regular maintenance on your steam heating system will help to increase its energy efficiency and prolong its life. Steam heating systems contain low water cutoff switches that keep boilers from running when water levels are too low. As part of regular system maintenance, you should check your boiler’s water level and add water to keep the system running properly. You should also check the system’s pressure gauge to make sure that it’s within the set manufacturer’s range of 1 to 3 psi. A service appointment with a licensed HVAC contractor like Elm Pro. Heating & Cooling L.L.C. is needed yearly. If your steam heating system needs a check up, contact Elm Pro. Heating & Cooling L.L.C. at (203) 299-2880. We’ve been maintaining these systems for 1 years.