2 Reasons To Choose Radiant Heat

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2 Reasons To Choose Radiant Heat

21 March 2016
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Radiant heat is among the most effective home heating options available to you. Listed below are just two of the reasons to choose radiant heat over the alternatives.

Cleaner Air

One of the best reasons to opt for radiant heating in your home is that it can help make the air in your home much cleaner than if you were to choose a forced-air heating option. A big reason for this is that forced-air uses duct systems that can become quite dirty over time. If the duct systems do not get cleaned out regularly, then dust and other allergens that have been building up in the ducts will be spread by the heating system every single time that it turns on.

One of the drawbacks to this is that your home can begin to smell unpleasant. Other issues that can occur will include skin rashes, irritated eyes, frequent sickness, and issues breathing. In addition, individuals with allergies can also begin seeing worse allergic reactions and more frequent reactions in the home. 

The reason that a radiant system can help avoid these issues is because it does not require ducts to be in place. A radiant system forgoes ducts and fans when heating your home by utilizing either hot water pipes or electrical pads installed beneath your floors or inside your walls.

Less Energy Waste

Radiant heating systems are a good choice because they can ensure that you do not waste as much energy as you would with a forced-air or another type of heating system. A radiant system will avoid waste because it does not experience duct loss. Duct loss will occur when hot air traveling through your ducts runs into seams that are damaged or improperly sealed.

When duct loss occurs, the heating system will need to produce more hot air to get your home to the desired temperature, which means that energy is wasted as the heating system stays on longer. However, since no duct systems are used with a radiant heating system, the duct loss issue is eliminated. 

Contact a heating contractor from a company like Square One Mechanical Inc. to discuss the various heating systems that are suitable for your home and the benefits provided by radiant heat. A radiant system can help eliminate energy waste by removing issues with duct loss. In addition, these systems are a great way to keep the air in your home as clean and allergen-free as possible.