The days are getting colder, and if you aren’t already relying on your heating system on a daily basis you soon will be. For most of us, the advent of heating season simply means that it’s time to get our systems checked. For some of us, though, now is the time to install a new heating system before winter arrives. If you’re in the market for a new heating system, take a look at the advantages of radiant heating. Read on to find out more about radiant heating, and how it can help you.
What is Radiant Heating?
Radiant heating is a method of heating that doesn’t use air to transport heat. The most common type of radiant heating is boiler systems, which use water to heat the home. The boiler heats water, then distributes it through a pipe network in the walls and subfloor of each room in the house. As the water flows through the pipes, it radiates heat through them and into the room. This is why it’s called “radiant” heating. The thermal energy continues to flow from object to object, keeping the room warm without needing to use air.
The Benefits of Radiant Heating
So, why choose radiant heating over other heating systems? There are a number of advantages that are unique to radiant heating. Radiant heating systems are far more energy efficient than forced air heating systems. There are two reasons for this. First, radiant heating systems don’t have to deal with duct leaks since they don’t use ducts. This may seem like a small thing, but duct leaks cause losses of up to 30% output for the average forced air system. Second, water is a much better thermal medium than air is. That means that it can hold more heat for longer, making water-based heating systems perform better than air-based ones.
If you’d like to install a radiant heating system in your home, call PRK Services, Inc. We provide boiler services throughout Lantana, TX.