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Installing A New Heating System? Why Choose Radiant Heat

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If you have the option of deciding which heating system will go into your home, you may want to think twice about using a forced air furnace system. Radiant heat can be much better for your home due to several reasons you may not have thought of.


You may be very familiar with all of the maintenance that is required for forced air systems. There is the frequent need to replace air filters, as well as many moving parts that require lubrication or cleaning over the years. Radiant heat systems do not need the regular maintenance that forced air systems require. You'll need to ensure the boiler is working properly by fixing the boiler if it breaks down, but there is not regular required maintenance for it to keep running.

Air Quality

The main difference between radiant heat and forced air heat is that radiant heat will be much better for the overall air quality in your home. That is because the heat from this heating system actually rises from underneath the floor. There is no direct airflow that forces the heat through the home, so dust is not moving through the air whenever the heat is turned on.

Air quality is definitely something to consider when there are people in your home that have allergies since it can help them breathe easier in the colder months when the heat is on.

Energy Bills

Do you dread the energy bills that come from running a gas or electric furnace in your home each winter? If so, know that radiant heat will significantly cut back on how much you are paying to keep your house warm. Water does a very effective job at retaining heat, so once it is heated and flowing through the pipes under your floor, it will continue to radiate heat after the heating element has turned off.

In addition, radiant heat will have many zones throughout your home, with the system being able to heat individual areas if you desire. This means you can have a zone for each individual bedroom, with people in them having control of their temperature when they are sleeping at night. You can turn off the heat to the first living room and dining room while people are sleeping and shut off the bedroom zones during the day. You'll no longer be wasting energy heating an entire home when people are not occupying the entire space at all times.

For more information, contact your local heating installation team today.