Radiant heat harnesses infrared heat waves to help warm your home. This is an energy efficient alternative to traditional convection heating systems. Think it’s time your home takes advantage of this convenient heating method? Read on to learn more. When you are ready, contact your Manchester radiant heating installation and repair team at Skovron Mechanical Services LLC. for immediate service.
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How Does Radiant Heating Work?
Radiant heat uses a unit such as a boiler to heat water and circulate it through pipes. The pipes radiate heat onto the floor, warming not only the floor but surrounding objects as well. In less costly systems, it circulates through baseboard radiators. The benefit lies in the energy savings. Depending on your fuel source, you can save a great deal using radiant heat.
The central point is the boiler, where the radiant heating takes place. Furnaces, which feature forced-air heating, will allow as much as 40 percent of the heat to escape out of the furnace and up the flue. A radiant heating boiler system can get the percentage of wasted energy down to 10 percent. The rest of the cost savings comes from a well-insulated space.
What Are the Benefits?
With radiant heating, you can group parts of the house into distinct areas so you can better control the heating in your home. This allows you to save energy in areas of the home that are rarely occupied.
For example, if you only want to heat the bedrooms during the night, you can reduce the amount of heat in other parts of the house using the radiant heat control board. You simply turn down the heat in those areas of your home.
You will also breathe easier with a radiant heating system. Forced-air systems circulate dust, pet dander, dust mites, bacteria, mold, and other pollutants that affect the air quality in your home. Radiant heat does not push air around. What’s more, radiant heating makes noisy ductwork a thing of the past.
Whether you are looking to add a radiant heating system for your new home construction or your existing house, contact us for professional installation. A home assessment will help determine if a radiant heating system is right for you, and how much you can expect to save with one in place.