Radiant Heating FAQ’s
Why Upgrade to a Radiant Heating System?
Welcome to the technology of radiant home heating systems. The system is the most efficient way to heat your home and reducing energy bills.
The noise from the vents and fans blow hot air loaded with dust, pet dander and allergens throughout the home. The heat from the radiators, will rise to the ceiling, and your feet and the floors are still cold.
How does a Radiant Heating System work?
The hot water method involves the installation of the piping with snap-in grids, or using panels with grooves, under the sub floor in the rooms of the house. The flexible piping can be anchored to aluminum strips and laid under the floors. The hot water heater or boiler circulates the water through the tubes.
The electrical method is often used for the kitchens and bathrooms.
The contractor installs electrical resistance wires that convert the electricity into heat, warming the rooms.
What are some of the down sides of Radiant Heating Systems?
Hardwood floors might need repairs because they expand when warm and contract when they cool. This will cause gaps over the years and sections of the floor might have to be replaced. Plastic and laminated floors have slight heat limitations.
Radiant heating systems are expensive to install under an existing floor. The floor will have to be removed for the tubular piping or electrical system to be installed. The contractor will advise you on which type of floor has good qualities for conducting heat or should be replaced.
What repairs might be needed with Radiant Heating Systems?
This radiant heating system is an efficient way to: reduces energy bills; operates quietly; warms the entire house throughly; reduces allergens; is out of sight; and there are small maintenance and repair issues.
With an upgraded radiant heating system in your San Antonio home, you’ll feel revitalized. Call Rosenberg HVAC at (210) 987-5587 today and see if a upgrading to a radiant system is right for you.