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Understanding Radiant Heat

Heating a house is an important task. Any home must be fully heated in order to make the occupants feel comfortable inside. Fortunately for any Anoka homeowner, there are many options to pick from when looking for the right kind of heating for their needs. One such option is radiant heating. Radiant heating has become increasingly popular in recent years, but the technology dates back many centuries. Many cultures, including that of the Romans, used radiant heating to heat their homes and make them feel as comfortable as possible even during periods of long cold outside.

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A radiant heating system differs from other kinds of heating systems in that the radiant heat typically emanates from a warm element in the room such as a fireplace or a warmed floor rather than another source of heating. This method of hearing allows objects to be warmed rather than just heating the room. The heat is kept in the fireplace or the flooring but also circulates underneath the entire room.

The Benefits of Radiant Home Heating

The benefits of this kind of heating are numerous. Radiant heating systems allow the room to be heated at lower cost than traditional forms of heating such as a boiler or hot oil. The result is that room or entire house can be heated often for much lower cost. Radiant heating tends to be comfortable even when the house is heated at lower temperature because there is a decrease in air circulation, allowing warm air to stay in the room and not seep out into other places in the house. This can be contrasted with other standard forms of heating where the warm air can easily leak out from the house to the exterior.

Using Radiant Heating in Your Home

When you decide to use radiant heating in your home, you can expect the process of using it to be fairly easy to install. A skilled home contractor can complete the home installation process and allow you to heating in your home that is likely to be ideal for your needs. A typical radiant heating system will involve using the flooring of the house to heat it. Radiant heating can be used in older homes as well as newer ones. The homeowner who is updating an older Anoka home should consider using this form of heating in order to help add resale value to their house.

Find out more about radiant heating and it’s benefits for your Anoka, MN home this season. Call Superior Heating Cooling and Electric at (763) 422-1721 today.

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