One of the most important things to consider when you’re investing in a new home heating system of any kind is making sure it’s the right type for your heating needs. This will ensure that your system will maintain steady, comfortable indoor temperatures and cost less to operate. If you are considering installing a radiant heating system in your home, call Wickstrom Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. Our Meridian heating experts can go over the various options with you and help you make an informed decision about what type of heating system is right for your home.
First, here are some of the main benefits of radiant heating. Keep in mind that radiant floor heating systems are different from systems that use hydronic baseboards, or electric panels inside walls and ceilings. With proper maintenance, a radiant floor heating system can keep your home warm more efficiently because it is designed to radiate the heat through pipes installed in the floors. As you can probably imagine, having warm floors on a cold winter morning is just one benefit of hydronic floor heating.
On top of that, the heat transfer is more efficient than other types of heating systems because radiant floor heating utilizes the natural convection of heat as it rises from the floors. It is also a cleaner heat than forced air systems, and we can retrofit a current boiler system to heat the water flowing through the pipes in the floors. Radiant floors are more practical for new home constructions due to the hassle of ripping up flooring; however, it can be done if the contractor is qualified for this type of work.
While initial installation may require remodeling for upgrades, you will see the cost benefit in the long run due to lower energy bills. They can be installed under all types of flooring, and we can help you out with everything from installation to routine maintenance and repairs.