Installing A Radiant Heating System: What You Should Know
A radiant heating system is an energy-efficient method of heating your home, starting with the floor you walk on. Most radiant heating systems work by allowing heat to rise from the floor into the room, and are efficient enough to reduce energy expenditures 25-50 percent annually, when compared to a typical forced-air heating system.
There are two main types of radiant heating systems, and both work by heating the floor from underneath. An electric system uses conductive wiring to heat floor tiles. This electric system is ideal for single rooms, such as your bathroom or kitchen. The most efficient radiant heating systems do not rely directly on electricity, but rather on heated water underlying the floor. These hydronic heating systems are more efficient if you plan on heating larger sections or the entire house. Your water heater and plumbing systems are the main components of a hydronic radiant heating system. This heating system will be connected to your existing plumbing, and will be laid underneath your floor to provide efficient heating.
Your plumbing can be checked by technicians before the installation of a radiant heating system to ensure problem-free operation for years to come. Radiant heating systems provide savings on energy costs for many years, plus they provide more comfortable heating, since they work by warming all the objects in the room. Even after the heat source stops operating, this means the room will remain warm for long afterward.
Our goal at Sobieski Services is to help educate our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems). Contact us today at Sobieski Services.
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