Nobody’s heating and cooling education would be complete without learning a little about what’s becoming a popular way to maintain the comfort of a home or business: radiant heating. We know a lot about it because we’ve worked on these systems and understand how to install and maintain them.
Radiant heating depends on radiant heat transfer which uses infrared radiation to deliver heat from the source to the people and objects on the room. Radiant heating is the effect you feel when you feel the warmth coming from a hot stove. In other words, radiant heating is a way to broadcast heat.
In a radiant heating system, the heat emanates from panels in the ceiling, floor or walls. Radiant heating systems have existed for decades, and they are becoming increasingly popular as people look for ways to heat their homes that don’t involve an expensive furnace. These days, the technology has advanced to the point that there are now radiant cooling systems.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, radiant heating is more efficient than forced-air heating because it eliminates duct losses. It also provides better air quality and is a healthier option for people with allergies. Forced-air systems cause allergens to circulate through the air while radiant heating systems do not. Some radiant heating systems use heated water to warm interiors. There are many types of radiant heating systems ranging from cables to pipes to panels. They can also be made from a wide array of materials and be installed in different places. No matter what it is or where it is, we’ll know how to install, replace or service it.
Many clients call us just to discuss the technology involved with radiant heat even if they have no intention getting a system, but many have been so impressed by the technology they get a system Give us a call at (831) 722-3242 with your questions.