2 Reasons to Consider a Radiant Heating System

Posted on: 3 January 2017

One of the best choices that you can make when installing a new heating system in your home is to choose a radiant heating system, mostly because of the wide range of benefits and advantages that it can provide over a traditional furnace-based heating system. A radiant heating system functions a bit differently than a traditional system as the heating element is provided by water pipes or electrical panels that are located inside of your walls and floors.

When the radiant heating system is activated, the walls and floors are heated by the water pipes and panels, at which point the heat radiates out from the walls and floors into the rooms of your home. Listed below are two reasons to consider a radiant heating system for your home.

More Energy Efficient

One of the biggest reasons to consider a radiant heating system is that it is much more energy efficient than a traditional heating system, which is very beneficial as it can help out the environment and reduce your heating bills every month. A major reason as to why a radiant heating system is so efficient is the fact that many radiant systems are installed in a zone configuration. This means that when you use a radiant heating system you can choose to create different heating zones in different areas of your house, which allows you to only heat rooms that are currently being used in leaving the rest of the rooms unheated, which helps you avoid a lot of wasted energy.

Requires Less Maintenance

Another reason to consider a radiant heating system is that it requires much less maintenance to keep in good shape than a traditional heating system. In a traditional heating system, you will have to worry about making sure that the furnace filter is cleaned or replaced regularly and that the ducts themselves are clean and in good condition.

However, with a radiant heating system, you don't really have to worry about any of those components because there are no filters or ducts to worry about, you only have to worry about maintaining the boiler that provides the hot water to the radiant heating system's pipes. If your radiant heating system uses electrical pads or panels instead of water pipes, then you don't even have to worry about maintaining a boiler.

Contact a heating contractor like those at Boyers  R S Heating &  Air Conditioning Inc. in your area in order to discuss the many benefits that radiant heating system can provide and if it would be a good fit for your home.