Anoka Radiant Heating Services
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Winter brings more than just chilly temperatures and blustery wind. It also spikes the heating bill higher and higher. A high heating bill may indicate an inefficient heating system at work, traditionally through duct distribution of heat throughout the home. Duct loss, however, keeps the bill up and consistent warmth down. Alternatives to baseboard and forced-air heating may prove to be a smarter choice. One solution for a cost-effective, efficient system is opting for radiant heating.
Many factors should be considered when deciding on the heating system for a home such as practicality, convenience, efficiency, and cost effectiveness. Our skilled team possess the experience and expertise necessary to give you exceptional Anoka radiant heating services. Rely on Superior Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical, Inc. today.
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What is radiant heating?
Radiant heating involves supplying heat directly from a surface, namely the floors, walls, or ceiling. Floor heating relies on convection to naturally heat a room with the warm air rising up from the floor whereas wall and ceiling panels heat depending on strategic placement of the panels. The heat transfers to the people living in the home. Thus, ceiling panels heat the upper body more than the lower body, etc. Types of radiant heating include:
- Air-heated radiant floors.
- Electric radiant floors.
- Hydronic radiant floors.
- Wall and ceiling radiant panels.
What are the benefits of radiant heating?
Radiant heating has several advantages over other heating systems. Forced-air heating systems use ducts to transfer warm air into different rooms in the house. Depending on the maintenance of the ducts, heat can be loss during the travel from furnace to the rooms. An additional problem with force-air is that it often contaminates indoor air with allergens and other particles as it distributes heat.
Radiant panels offer the convenience of being able to control temperature in each room, and the response of radiant panels surpasses that of other heating systems in terms of heating. Forced-air systems also do not heat the floor, and nothing feels quite as nice on a chilly morning than warm floors under bare feet. Radiant heating also keeps a constant temperature in the home whereas forced-air doesn’t. Thus, radiant heating is much more efficient while reducing energy costs.
How much can you save on heating costs with zoned systems?
The cost effectiveness of radiant heating depends on the energy source used to run the system. Electric radiant flooring, for example, costs more to run than the systems that operate using natural gas or other energy sources but is cheaper to install. Hydronic systems are the most cost-effective in the long run.
Hydronic systems can be complicated and require professional installation to ensure quality results. Once installed, however, overall energy costs will go down. Radiant heating systems are 30% more efficient than other systems, depending on the insulation of the home.
For more information or assistance with radiant heating, call us at (763) 422-1721.