We all know about the ever-famous forced-air system: heck, furnaces are by far the most popular home heating system in the country! But, did you know that there’s another type of heating system that is just as efficient and effective, and better yet, much more durable? Yes, that’s right: we’re talking about radiant heating systems!
See, there are plenty of reasons to consider installing a radiant heating system and below, we have outlined some of these reasons. Call our team for all things heating in Acworth, GA.
So, how do radiant heating systems work?
A radiant heating system distributes heat using a vast network of electrical coils. The central unit produces the electricity, which it then sends throughout the home using these coils. The coils are installed in the walls or subfloor of each room in the house. As electricity flows through these coils, much of the energy from the current is thrown off as heat. This heat radiates through the walls and floor to heat the room. The thermal energy is transferred directly from object to object, keeping the heat near the floor of the room.
But perhaps the most popular, and most effective, way to heat a home with a radiant heating system is with water. With this method, water is heated by a boiler and is then circulated around tubing installed beneath the floors of the home. The heat from the water warms the floor, and the heat then transfers upward.
Wondering why you should install a radiant heating system? Take a look at a few of the reasons:
- Efficiency – Forced-air heaters are not as efficient as radiant heating systems. Air does not retain heat as well as water does, and issues such as leaking ductwork further affect efficiency—and not for the better!
- Comfort – Hot air from a forced-air heating system will naturally rise, and that can be an issue. The heat can get trapped up at the ceiling, leaving the lower areas in the home cooler. This is especially problematic in homes with high ceilings. Radiant in-floor heating can keep you more comfortable.
- Longevity – Boilers and radiant heating distribution systems have fewer moving parts than furnaces. That means that there is less that can potentially go wrong. When you choose a radiant heating system, you are going to get a great return on your initial investment.
Want One? Call a Professional
If you are interested in having a radiant heating system installed in your home, do not hesitate to contact a certified HVAC professional for help. Trust us, only a professional has the tools, knowledge, and expertise to match you with the system that is going to best meet your unique comfort and budget needs–you do not want to trust a job like this to just any amateur.
To schedule your heating installation services, or to learn more about the benefits of using radiant heating, contact the team at Moody Heating and Air Conditioning.