Chicagoland Radiant Installation & Repair
Energy Savings and Unmatched Comfort
If you’re seeking an alternative heating system for your home, you may want to consider calling the Chicago radiant installation and repair experts at Advantage Plumbing, Heating & AC. We can help you make the right decision on what heating system will best meet your needs while reducing your energy costs. Our technicians are trained to be able to provide you with as many options as possible when faced with the decision of selecting a new heating system. We know that every home and family has different needs and in many circumstances a standard heating system just isn’t the most cost effective or efficient choice for your home.
A system that you’re just as likely to find in older homes as well as new ones, the concept of radiant heating has been around for quite some time and for a long time was viewed as more of a novelty or luxury convenience than as an actual method for heating a home. Despite its availability, the concept is less widely known than you would expect, but has begun growing in popularity as an alternative method for home heating systems. The core concept is centered on the idea of directly applying heat to a surface instead of circulated air. Most commonly used with flooring, radiant heating is also available for installation in ceilings as well as walls. Not dissimilar to how an electric stove functions, generally speaking, radiant heating is far more efficient then central air systems as there is no loss of energy when transferring heat. Overall, this makes for a system that is more effective, doesn’t have to run as much and far more cost effective in the long run when compared to its standard heating counterpart.
The Benefits of Radiant Heating
Radiant heating systems offer a number of benefits across different aspects of normal day life in comparison to more traditional heating systems. One of the most noticeable benefits of radiant heating is the difference a heated floor makes when getting out of bed on a cold Chicago morning. However, the greatest benefit lies with the design of the system itself. Because radiant systems heat a surface directly instead of heating air that is then circulated using ducts and vents, radiant systems greatly reduce the risk of spreading airborne contaminates throughout your home. The end result of a radiant system is a significant reduction in the chance of spreading mold or dust throughout your home. Additionally, radiant heating systems are significantly quieter than their standard heating system counterparts while granting you far more precise control over the temperature in each room.
Increased Efficiency and Energy Savings
Incredibly more efficient than standard vent circulation, radiant heating reduces energy costs as well as the need for duct maintenance or cleaning. Capable of achieving the desired temperature more efficiently, radiant heating systems use less energy as result and are equipped to be able to utilize either electricity or water, both of which have been proven to be not only more effective, but also more efficient than standard furnace heating systems.
Schedule an appointment for on of our Chicago radiant heating installation and repair service professionals to come out to your home and help you assess whether a radiant system is the best choice for your home and needs.