Radiant heating is an energy efficient, cleaner way to heat homes, garages, and even office spaces. This heating is quiet, causes no fumes or smoke, and saves money.
Radiant heating is also warmer. It quietly fills the space with saturating heat that makes the area feel warmer and stay warmer.
Why Use Radiant Heat?One of the best reasons to use a radiant heating system is the cost. Hour per hour this type of system costs its users 20 cents or less to run. his saves big dollars, especially in the depths of winter. The cost savings is only the tip of the iceberg.
Switching to radiant heating is also worry free. There are no pilot lights to go out, there are minimal chances of fire because of this type of heating, and there are no chimneys to clean or filters to have to constantly replace.
Radiant heating systems can also be run off of either electricity or solar. Save even more money by hooking the system up to a solar panel and then the heating of your space becomes virtually free.
How Does It Work?The first thing to keep in mind is that radiant heating does not heat the air in the space. What it does is heat or cool specific surfaces. Warm water runs through pipes that then heat the floor, walls, or ceilings of a dwelling. It is best if the radiant heater is located at floor level, for heat does rise and a more effective warmth will be obtained the lower it is in the room.
Many times the radiant system is hooked into and electrical system that already exists. The cost effectiveness aof using this system dictates that the costs of using electricity will not be very much. Also, when it gets dark, a solar water heating system will cease to generate heat.
What Are the Downsides?The biggest drawback to this type of heating system is finding the professionals who are familiar with and can properly install the system.
While this technology has been around for some time, there are not too many individuals who have dealt with and installed this product for home applications.
Improper installation can cost far more than the system is worth and can cause very hefty repairs bills if done wrong. If the system needs repair, the entire floor will probably have to be uprooted. Be sure get someone who has references and experience in installing this type of system.
With an upgraded radiant heating system in your Dundalk home, you’ll feel revitalized. Call Reliability Home Heating & Air at (443) 399-8663 today and see if a upgrading to a radiant system is right for you.