Many Yorkton homeowners rely on either forced-air heating systems like a furnace, or electric baseboard heaters to keep them warm in winter. However, if you’re renovating or building a home, or you want an effective alternative, consider a radiant heating system from Vetted HVAC Services.
Is your heater making strange noises or pumping out foul odours? Our expert heater repair service is just a phone call away.
What Are Radiant Floor Heating Systems?
There are three types of floor heating systems, and your contractor can explain which one is the best fit for you.
- Air Heated Floor: The air-heated floor isn’t the best option for residential homes because air doesn’t hold heat well. Many people with this system must also rely on a furnace or solar for complete comfort.
- Electric Radiant Flooring: With this, the contractor runs electric cables throughout the floor. This system is popular when paired with concrete such as in a heated sidewalk or driveway.
- Hydronic Radiant Floors: These are the most popular heated flooring systems. The hydronic method uses pumps to push heated water from a boiler through tubes laid under the floor.
If you’re not sure which method is right for your home, call us for help.
Benefits of Radiant Heat Installation
Most people don’t think about radiant heat as an option, but these systems are becoming more popular. The greatest benefit of this kind of floor is that it supplies heat directly to floor panels, making it more efficient than forced-air units or baseboard heaters.
Unlike conventional forced-air heaters, radiant heating systems don’t require ductwork. This is important because most forced-air systems lose a significant amount of heat through small leaks in the ducts, but radiant heating systems don’t have this weakened.
Also, unlike forced-air systems, radiant heat doesn’t spread allergens throughout the house as can happen with a forced-air design. Contact us for a consultation to find out if radiant heating is right for your home.
Keep your furnace running efficiently and your home clean with our air duct cleaning and repair service.
In Floor Heating Repair
While radiant floor heating is another option for Yorkton homeowners, there are problems that come up with these systems.
The most common problem we see is floors that have been improperly installed. Because they’re not as ubiquitous as furnaces or baseboard heaters, many contractors don’t put in adequate tubing or fail to install the tubing correctly.
Other problems that can arise are broken aquastats, which cause the boiler temperature to fall, and water damage that results from a broken hydronic floor.
If you have a radiant floor system that develops issues, call the experts at Vetted HVAC Services for repair.