Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Radiant Heating Installation’

Choose Radiant Heating for Comfort and Efficiency

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

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.

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3 Great Benefits of Radiant Heating

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Now that we are moving into the coldest time of the year, you are wise to ensure that your heating system is ready for the many challenges that lie ahead. If this entails investing in a brand new heating system, then we strongly urge you to consider all of the many options that are available to you. There is no such thing as any one “best” heating system. There is, however, one which will best suit your needs and your personal user preferences. One option well-worth your consideration is a radiant heating system. If you do decide that radiant heating in Loveland, CO is right for you, then give us a call. Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning excels in radiant heating services.

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3 Advantages of Radiant Heating Installation

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Radiant heating is the movement of heat from one heated object to another, traveling through the space in between without heating that space. When you stand on black asphalt in the sun and feel the heat coming off the surface, that is an example of radiant heating.

In a home, a radiant heating system in any system that doesn’t rely on forced air distributed through ductwork or wall-mounted blowers, but instead sends heat to warm up objects inside the rooms, which then radiates the warmth to the rest of the objects in the room—particularly the people. The most common form of radiant heating is hydronic: water is heated in a boiler, then sent through pipes set down in the floorboards. The floorboards warm up and radiate waves of heat up into the rooms. This type of heating has been popular for years in Europe, and is now appearing more frequently in the U.S. because of its numerous benefits.

Here are 3 of the primary advantages of radiant heating installation in Loveland, CO. We will answer all your questions and help you discover if radiant heating is a good choice for your home.

3 benefits of radiant heating

  1. Clean heat: Because radiant heating does not use ductwork, there is no chance of the heat entering the rooms to pick up dust, dirt, and other contamination. Your home won’t suffer a drop in its indoor air quality with radiant heating. This is especially beneficial if there are people in your household who have allergies or asthma.
  2. Energy efficiency: Radiant heating moves rapidly through a room, rising from the floor and filling up the space more efficiently than forced-air heaters, which blow out the air from vents that then gathers at the ceiling. You will need to run radiant heating much less often than a standard furnace or heat pump, and that makes them long-term money savers.
  3. Cozier heat: Although it’s harder to define, radiant floor heating simply feels better than forced-air heating. There are few sensations more comforting than to have toasty warmth under your feet on a chilly morning, and people who have radiant heating often describe the feeling as like receiving direct warmth from the sun. (The sun itself is a good example of radiant heating.)

Installing a radiant heating system works easiest for new home construction, but it is also possible to retro-fit a current home to enjoy these benefits. Talk to the Loveland, CO radiant heating installation experts at Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning to find out further details. Even if radiant heating isn’t the best choice for your home, we will find an efficient and cozy alternative that is.

To find out more about the practicality of installing radiant heating in your home, call our experts at Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning today.

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