Choosing to install a new heating system is a great idea, but it can be a bit difficult to choose the right heating system for your home due to the many available options. One of the best heating options available is a radiant heating system, which is energy efficient, easy to maintain, and can improve indoor air quality.
1. Energy Efficient
One of the biggest reasons to utilize a radiant heating system is that it is a very energy efficient system. With a radiant system, you can set the system up to heat various parts of your home at a given time. For example, you can choose to set up a heating zone that will only warm the bedrooms at night and ignore the rest of the home.
This is a great feature because it means that you will not have to spend money and energy heating empty rooms. In addition, a radiant heating system will not suffer from duct loss, which can be a problem for a forced-air heating system.
Duct loss usually occurs when hot air leaks out of your ducts on the way to your vents, typically because of cracks in your ducts or improper sealing. As a result of the duct loss, your heater has to stay on longer in order to get your home to the desired temperature.
However, a radiant system will not suffer from duct loss because it does not use your duct or vent system. Instead, a radiant system will use a series of pipes or electrical panels located inside your walls and floors to heat your home.
2. Easy To Maintain
A radiant heating system is very easy to maintain, mostly because you only need to worry about keeping the boiler from freezing. Thankfully, the boiler is usually only going to freeze if you leave your heating system turned off for several consecutive days with freezing temperatures, or if your pipes are not properly insulated. This is a big advantage over forced-air heating systems that will require you to regularly clean your ducts, furnace filter, and vents in order to keep the system operating efficiently.
3. Indoor Air Quality
Finally, a radiant heating system is ideal for your home if you or a family member suffers from respiratory issues or allergies. This is because a radiant system will not contribute to indoor air pollution like a forced-air system will.
A forced-air system will frequently spread dust, allergens, and other particles that are building up in your ducts whenever the heating system turns on. This can lead to more frequent illnesses, allergic reactions, and can even cause respiratory conditions to get worse.
Speak to a heating contractor today in order to determine which heating system is the best choice for your home and budget. A radiant system is a great choice because it can improve your indoor air quality and energy efficiency, while also lowering the amount of maintenance that you will have to worry about.
To learn more, contact a heating company like Allied Mechanical & Electrical, Inc.