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What Makes Radiant Heating an Option to Consider?

There are many ways in which you may choose to heat your home. A lot of homeowners use forced air heating systems, such as furnaces or, more and more commonly, heat pumps. These systems can be effective and efficient, but there are also some drawbacks to using a forced air heating system. When you use a radiant heating system in Fuquay-Varina, NC instead, you can avoid those drawbacks entirely.

Radiant Heat Distribution

The key aspect of a radiant heating system that sets it apart from forced air systems is the way in which it distributes heat throughout the house. Forced air heaters heat air directly, and then they distribute that air throughout the house through ductwork. With a radiant heating system, though, heat is applied to surfaces — usually the floor, as is the case with hydronic heating systems or those using electric cables, though panels may also be used to heat walls.

As the surfaces heat up, heat radiates out into the living space. This heats objects in that space, including people, evenly. It may not be quite as prompt as feeling hot air blow into a room, but it has a longer lasting effect, as air really doesn’t hold heat all that effectively. Plus, you aren’t ever going to deal with leaky ductwork.

Leaky ductwork can lead to a few different problems. First of all, it is a huge source of energy waste in many homes. Secondly, it can allow pollutants to enter the system, and they can then be distributed throughout the entire house via your ductwork. This can really upset your indoor air quality. For great efficiency and protected indoor air quality, radiant heating is tough to beat. Just remember that a radiant heating system must be professionally installed and serviced to function at peak performance levels.

Ideal Services Heating & Cooling is here to handle your heating services.

 

 

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