Category Archives: House

Forced Hot Water Heating System

This house is heated by forced hot water. Natural gas is burned to heat the water that is stored in a loop that goes to the radiators in the house. When the thermostat recognizes that the room temperature has fallen below a set limit, a signal goes to the furnace, which turns on and heats the water. Heated water then flows through the pipes to the radiators. The radiators are heat exchangers, and transfer the heat into the air in the room. When the temperature at the thermostat reaches the preset level, the system stops sending hot water to the radiators. Continue reading

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Domestic Hot Water

In this house, the hot water system uses a tank. Natural gas is burned to heat water, which sits in a tank until somebody turns on a faucet or appliance that demands hot water. The hot water then flows through the house’s pipes to the faucet, where it is used and then drained to the sewer system. Continue reading

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