Utah winters can get cold, and heating your house effectively and efficiently can be a major challenge. Traditional heating solutions include furnaces and boilers, but one newer strategy that’s gaining popularity is radiant heating.
Exactly what is radiant heating? This form of temperature control involves placing heated panels inside walls, ceilings, and floors. The panels are heated by electricity or hot water, and they in turn heat the room that they are placed in. This means that heat is produced nearby and directly transferred to the room.
Radiant heating is more efficient than furnaces are, since air is not a good carrier of heat. A great deal of temperature loss occurs in the vents of your home while the air is being moved from one room to another. Radiant heaters tend to use less electricity than electric furnaces do, which is good for the environment and for your monthly budget.
Another great benefit of radiant heating is that the heat is being produced directly in the room you wish to heat. This means that you have a great deal of control over which rooms in your house are kept warmer and which are kept cooler. If desired, you can set temperatures differently to accommodate individual preferences, or avoid wasting electricity by not heating rooms that you aren’t using. Radiant heating is very responsive and can warm up a single room within minutes.
Additionally, radiant heating means that since air isn’t constantly being blown around your house, it’s more difficult for dust and other impurities to spread through your home. This is especially good news for people with allergies, since it means that they don’t have to deal with as many allergens.
If you’re interested in having a radiant heating system installed in your house, All Hours Plumbing, Heating & Air can help you get started. Contact us today to discuss radiant heating and our other services.