Radiant warmth can provide a difference to your home this winter. The systems that create radiant warmth for your home disperse heat via a heated medium. This is usually hidden behind floor panels. Here we explore the different systems that can be deployed in a home to create radiant heat and how the systems work.
Radiant floor heating
There are three types of radiant heating systems that deploy either air, liquid or electric. The chosen medium gets heated and then the same gets pumped out through pipes. As a result heat rises from the floor and disperses. Technicians who can conduct dux heater repair might also be able to install such floor heating systems. Radiant floor systems are built by the use of an insulator or thermal mass. This could be slabs of concrete that have pipes running through them. Pipes could also be placed beneath the linoleum or wooden floors. When floors are heated it is best to use a thin carpet on the floor, if at all. That is because the carpet will keep the radiant heat from moving upwards.Electric heated floors are an option where electricity is an inexpensive energy source or if the electricity provider has an off peak rate to offer. Electrical heating is advisable when large thermal masses are used like concrete. Then electricity can be used to heat up during off rate hours and then heated up tiles will keep rooms warm even electric radiators are turned off.
Get expert help
Just as you would get an expert technician for hot water installation it is best to get someone with considerable expertise in floor heating systems to examine your home and propose which kind of floor heating system would be right for you. Air heating systems are not very common while liquid based or hydronic systems are more popular these days. The liquid could be water or oil that is heated in a central boiler and piped zones set up in the underside of your floors to allow heat to disperse in the different rooms of your home. Installation of floor heating was usually easier at the time homes are built. For existing homes, the setup would require elaborate changes. All such factors should be discussed with the technician before a homeowner can make a decision.It is also important to consider the costs involved, in terms of setting up such a heating system as well as the energy cost savings you can incur. These are best provided by experienced plumber or technicians who have firsthand experience with such systems.