There are a lot of heating systems available for homeowners these days. One such system is radiant floor heating. Radiant floor heating is very popular, and for some very good reasons. Because of the layout of radiant floor heating, it is important to hire professionals who have experience with radiant heat installation in Atlanta; this way, you are ensured that the system will be installed efficiently and correctly. For almost 20 years, Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., has installed every kind of heating system, including radiant systems. Considering the installation of a radiant heating system? Call us today!
How a Radiant System Works
There are a few ways radiant floor heating works. At Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., the main sources of heat for our radiant systems are hot water and steam, so our systems use boilers. Boilers can be fueled by natural gas or oil. When your heat turns on, the water in the boiler is heated to a certain temperature; steam boilers have a small dome that captures the steam as it heats. Once the steam or hot water reaches the correct temperature, circulating pumps push the steam or hot water through piping to the tubing that forms that radiant heating system. The tubing is made of durable PEX plastic, and it is typically installed underneath the flooring in your home, but it can also be placed behind walls and above ceilings. The hot water or steam travels through the tubes, where the heat is released through the surfaces. When the hot water or steam cools (the steam turns into water), it returns to the boiler for another heating cycle.
Benefits of Radiant Heating
There are several benefits to radiant heating:
- Comfortable heat – the heat from a radiant system is gradual and comfortable because it radiates, as opposed to blowing in as forced air does.
- Quiet operation – except for the sound of the boiler heating the water, a radiant system is silent.
- No circulating dust – radiant systems are closed systems, and do not circulate dust and other possible contaminants as a forced air system can.
- Distribution points are out of sight – with a radiant floor heating system, all the tubing is hidden, so there are no visible registers or radiators, which can help with room décor.
If a radiant heating installation is a good fit for your Atlanta home, call Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., today and speak with one of our installation specialists.