Most homes receive heat through a forced–air system, such as a furnace or heat pump. But forced–air isn’t the only option for keeping a home cozy through cold weather. Most radiant systems use hydronic power—hot water sent through your home to baseboards heaters or pipes set down into the floor—or electric resistance heating to provide natural warmth that spreads evenly through a home’s living spaces and to deliver comfort that feels like direct sunlight on a summer day. If you want to break away from standard heating systems and discover a new way to keep your home cozy, contact The Furnace Man Heating & Cooling, LLC and find out more about what we can do to bring you the many benefits of a radiant heater.
For more information about radiant systems, contact our specialists at The Furnace Man Heating & Cooling, LLC. We offer extensive radiant heating services in Dayton, OH and the surrounding areas.
How a Radiant Heater Works
Radiant heating is the natural way that waves of heat move from an object with its temperature raised and travel until they reach another object. In a home, a radiant heater sends hot water from a boiler (which can run from a variety of fuel sources such as electricity and natural gas) through a series of pipes to terminal points in the home where the heat then radiates into a room.
One of the most popular types of radiant systems for a home is radiant floor heating. Special pipes carry the heated water beneath the flooring in a room and raise the temperature of the floor. This creates a pleasant, toasty sensation of heat that also spreads the warmth evenly throughout a room. Radiant heating systems can also use baseboard heaters, which create a convection current along with the radiant heat energy.
The Advantages of Radiant Heating
A reason that homeowners often want to back away from standard forced–air heating systems is because they often take too long to distribute heat. The heated air blown from the vents collects at the top of a room and only gradually works its way downward. But with radiant heat, the warmth comes from near the floor—a baseboard heater or in–floor heating—and moves evenly to create both fast and pleasing warmth.
The efficiency of radiant heating means that you will need to run the system less than you would a furnace or heat pump, and that makes them an effective way to reduce your heating bills over a season. You can expect to pay back the cost of installing a radiant heating system in only a short time thanks to its efficient performance.
If you have concerns about the quality of the indoor air in your home, a radiant heating system is a good option. Because they do not use ductwork or blow contaminants around your living space, they will not have a negative impact on your air. This is especially helpful if you own pets or have people living in your home who suffer from allergies and asthma.
Call Us for Service for Radiant Systems in Dayton, OH
Radiant heating systems require the work of trained professionals to install. You don’t want to risk damage to your flooring or leaking pipes due to amateur workmanship, so make sure that you contact an experienced HVAC company to handle your radiant heating. At The Furnace Man Heating & Cooling, LLC, we have NATE–certified technicians with the experience necessary to deliver the highest quality service for radiant heating in Dayton, OH. Call us for an appointment today to look into your options for a radiant heater.