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Choose Radiant Heating for Comfort and Efficiency

Forced air heating systems are very popular, and offer prompt comfort thanks to their method of heating air and then distributing that heated air throughout homes via ductwork. However, there are a few potential drawbacks to using a forced air heating system in your home. Many of these drawbacks are made clear by the benefits that radiant heating has to offer.

There is no heating method or system that is going to be a perfect fit for every home or homeowner. There is certainly one, though, that is right for your personal preferences and heating needs. Read on, and you may just decide that radiant heating in Laporte, CO fits the bill.

Why Choose Radiant Heating?

The major difference between radiant heating and forced air heating is that a radiant heating system does not heat air to distribute throughout the house. Instead, a radiant heater applies heat directly to surfaces in the home. Electric panels may be installed in walls, or coils beneath the floor. Because of the cost of electricity, though, hydronic heating systems, in which water heated by a boiler is circulated beneath the floor via hydronic tubing, is generally preferred.

The heat applied to the walls or floors then radiates out into the living space, and warms objects within that space. This includes not only furniture, but also human bodies. The result is very even heat distribution, and outstanding comfort. Another result is very efficient heating, and that is one that is a big benefit of radiant heaters.

When you use ductwork to distribute heated air throughout a house, you run the risk of encountering air leaks in that system. When that happens, you are going to struggle to heat your home evenly. The system will have to work harder than it should in order to overcome the challenge, driving up heating costs. Plus, leaky ductwork can negatively affect air quality, distributing pollutants throughout the house.

Contact Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule your heating services. Big enough to serve, small enough to care.

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