Radiant Heating by Fix-It 24/7
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Radiant heat has become an increasingly more popular heating solution. These type of systems supply heat directly to a floor, wall or ceiling. Many households and businesses find radiant heat less intrusive and more efficient than other heating systems. As a result we have seen a considerable increase in radiant heat installations over the past few years.
Radiant heat comes with numerous advantages. A radiant heat system is a lot more efficient than the average baseboard heating system or forced air-heating system. Some of the increased efficiency is a result of the elimination of duct delivery of heated air.
Radiant heat is also very advantageous for people with allergies, since it does not spread any allergens like most forced-air systems. There are three common types of radiant heat: the air-heated radiant floors, electric radiant floors, and hydronic radiant floors. It all depends on the recommendations given to you by your local heating and air conditioning contractor.
How Electrical Radiant Heating Works
Have you heard of radiant heating? It’s kind of like heated seats but for your entire home. Imagine winding tubes filled with hot water running behind your floors, walls, or ceilings.
Usually, radiant heating is installed in the floor and tends to be a better solution for homes in milder weather. Most systems are installed in-floor and also use hot water as opposed to electric radiant heating systems.
Plastic cables that have electricity running through them are installed between layers of plywood behind your floor or walls. Radiant heat is then delivered to the home through a system of hot water tubes. The hot water is heated by a boiler, which is powered by oil, natural gas, propane or electricity. Radiant heating is highly efficient because energy doesn’t just get lost in the ducts, and it also requires low electricity.
For clean air quality in the home, especially if you or a family member suffers from allergies, radiant heating eliminates the movement of allergens. Additionally, it doesn’t hurt that radiant heating is guaranteed to increase comfort while also reducing energy usage. Who doesn’t like feeling the heat through the floor? Toasty feet for the whole family.
The Benefits of Radiant Heating
Imagine waking up to a warm floor. While most of us have to deal with cold floors in the morning and night, homeowners with radiant heating systems have the luxury to always step on a warm floor. The flexibility of your radiant heating systems makes it possible to zone your home with separate thermostat controls.
If you have pipes running between your floors, walls, and ceilings, you won’t have any air-movement that turns up the dust in your home and causes asthma and allergy aggravations. One of the major benefits of a radiant heating system is the absence of ductwork and its related indoor air quality problems. With no air movement and less dirt buildup, it’s no wonder that homes with radiant heating experience less sickness than homes with traditional HVAC systems.
While electric or boiler heating systems may not be the most efficient, the benefit of having the heat directly transferred without the risk of air duct leaks or other inefficient, electric and hot hydronic radiant heat can create its own zones of heating for greater convenience and energy savings.
By using the Green Technology services of Fix-It 24/7 Plumbing, Heating & Air, you won’t only enjoy the efficiency of the radiant heat system, but also an affordable installation and the support of our professional maintenance team.
Want to request a quote or install a new radiant heat system? Contact Fix-It 24/7 Plumbing, Heating & Air today and enjoy our affordable rates & solutions. We serve I-70 North to Longmont, Boulder to Keenesburg, and the surrounding areas.