We all know the furnace, the most popular heating system on the market today. But did you know that there is another type of system equally as efficient and effective (and twice as durable)? Yes, that’s right: we are talking about radiant heating systems and why you should consider installing one in your home!
See, there are plenty of reasons to consider a radiant heating system, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to call our team for your heating in Fairfield, CT.)
First Things First: What is Radiant Heating?
Let’s start simple: radiant heating systems apply heat directly to surfaces in the home. The heat then transfers through those surfaces, radiating out into the living space and warming the people and objects within it. Pretty neat, right?
But, wait? Does it use air?
Nope! Unlike forced-air heating systems, like furnaces and heat pumps, radiant heating systems rely on a number of methods to bring heat to all the areas of your home. Some systems use electric panels in the walls or electric coils underneath the floors in order to generate heat. But perhaps the most popular, and most effective way to heat a home with a radiant heating system is with water.
So, What are the Benefits?
There are plenty of benefits of using a radiant heating system, including:
- Efficiency – forced air heaters are not as efficient as radiant heating systems. Air does not retain heat as well as water does, and issues such as leaking ductwork further affect efficiency — and not for the better!
- Comfort – hot air from a forced-air heating system will naturally rise, and that can be an issue. The heat can get trapped up at the ceiling, leaving the lower areas in the home cooler, which is especially problematic in homes with high ceilings. Radiant in-floor heating can keep you more comfortable.
- Longevity – boilers and radiant heating distribution systems have fewer moving parts than a furnace, which means that there is a lesser chance of things going wrong. When you choose radiant heating, you are going to get a great return on your initial investment.
Want One? Call in a Professional!
If you are interested in having a radiant heating system installed in your home, do not wait to call in an HVAC pro who can match you with the system that is going to best meet your unique comfort and budget needs.
Remember, you want to make absolutely certain that your new radiant heating system is installed correctly the first time around, otherwise, you could be left to deal with a whole slew of issues! Of course, the best way to ensure that your new system is correctly installed is by hiring a trained professional. So, what are you waiting for? Get on the phone and call to get started!
To learn more about the benefits of radiant heating, or to schedule an appointment, contact the team at Celco Heating & Air Conditioning.