With the warm weather in the rear view mirrors, everyone in Massachusetts is relying on central heating systems to keep their homes and businesses warm and comfortable. To ensure your central heating system is in optimal condition and to prevent many shortcomings and minimize the need for repairs, if you haven’t already done so, now is the time to contact Ambient Heating and Air Conditioning to conduct the heating system services; inspections, tune-ups, and maintenance services. Simply by being proactive in the preventative services can spare you having to be without your heat for a few days in the frigid cold. Today, we at Ambient Heating and Air Conditioning would like to take the opportunity to list some interesting facts concerning the heating system and other heating options that you may or may not know for kicks.
Home Heating Facts & Myths
1) Among the top ten causes of home fires is a space heater; which is why you should always use caution when utilizing their function. The space heater, for example, should be placed at least 3-4 feet away from any type of clutter. Ensure the heater never comes into contact with any liquids and never leave the heater operating unsupervised.
2) The average cost for heating a standard home derives from approximately 30% of the energy usage.
3) With over 300,000 miles of pipeline, if we were to weld every U.S. gas pipeline together it could stretch beyond the moon.
4) Wanting a heat source to grow his grapes all year long, the Governor of the Bank of England installed a steam-heating system, making England the first pioneers to step into this field.
5) The average lifespan of a furnace is 20 years, depending on the quality, care, and maintenance they receive. As they age, the less efficient they become, especially without routine maintenance and tune-up services.
6) Known only as Philadelphia Gas Works, Philadelphia was home to the first municipally-owned natural gas company. Established in 1836, Philadelphia Gas Works is the largest, longest operating public gas system in the country.
7) The two most used ways to heat homes are electric and natural gas applications. The other methods such as wood, kerosene, and propane among other used sources only comprise of about 15% of homes.
8) Natural gas, frequently used to fuel the central heating, is odorless, but energy companies add the odor of rotten egg smells for early detection of gas leaks.
9) In 1933 Ford Motor Company engineered the first dash-mounted exhaust gas heaters for their V-8 vehicles. The heater was designed much like a boiler featuring 24, 13 inch flues.
10) The first to create indoor heating systems was the Roman civilization. With the use of “hypocaust” system, quite a few buildings throughout the Roman Empire had furnace-heated air passed through empty spaces under floors and out the pipes.
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We hope you enjoyed the few interesting facts concerning heating. When your central heating is in need of repairs, replacements, or maintenance services, call in the professionals of Ambient Heating and Air Conditioning and let our experts ensure your central heating is operating at its full potential.