Forced air systems are the most common heating system types on the market, but they’re not always the best choice for every home. If you’re looking for a new heating system for your home, you should have a look at some of the other options available before settling on a system that may not fit your needs best. Radiant heating, for example, might be a much better fit for your needs.
The term radiant heating covers a couple of different system types. Most common are boilers, which are termed hydronic radiant heating systems, and electric systems, which are often referred to as simply radiant systems. Electric radiant heating systems have heating elements installed in the subfloor of each room in the home, occasionally connected to terminal units like baseboard heaters. When the system is in use, the central generator runs an electrical current through the heating elements throughout the house. Heat radiates out from the heating elements, through the floor, and into the room. This is why the method is referred to as radiant heating.
Radiant heating offers a number of unique advantages over forced air heating systems. For example, radiant heating systems are more energy efficient than forced air systems. They don’t have to worry about duct leaks, which are responsible for output losses of up to 30% in other heating system types. Transmitting heat through solid objects will also cause it to last longer than using air as a thermal medium. A home heated by a radiant system will warm up faster, and stay warm with less energy spent. These are just a few of the many advantages that a radiant heating system can offer you.
Bell Plumbing and Heating offers comprehensive radiant heating system installation services throughout Centennial, CO. Call today for an appointment with one of our experts.