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Hydronic Floor Heating Systems

January 24, 2013 | Blog

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Dallas Hydronic Floor Heating Systems Installation

An unending battle for many homeowners is improving the heating efficiency of their homes. During winter, loss of heat around windows, doors, or through roofs and attics often means the furnace works overtime. Insufficient insulation aggravates the problem when heat escapes more easily as a result, leaving some rooms cool and drafty.

Hydronic Floor Heat – Radiant Heat versus Forced Air Heating

One method for improving the heating efficiency of homes is the use of hydronic floor heating systems. Hydronic floor heating systems provide radiant heat instead of forced air heating. Radiant heat warms a room directly through heat transfer from the source of heat to any nearby area. In this way, radiant heat is not unlike the heat you feel when you enter a kitchen where the stove has been in use for an hour or so baking a turkey or pie.

Consequently, radiant heat is different from forced air heating since it literally warms the surrounding air of a room rather than blowing warm air into it and possibly disturbing allergens in the process. In this way, forced air attempts to replace cooler air by blowing in warmer air – not unlike warming up a tub of cold water by pouring in hot water with pockets of hot and cold water until its all mixed together. However, with radiant heat, air in a room is heated up not unlike a pot of water being warmed on the stove all at once.

Hydronic Heating – Improving the Heat Efficiency of Homes

Radiant floor heating is ideal for heating basements and living rooms. Using flexible tubing that fills with heated water, radiant floor heating provides even, clean, quiet, and efficient heating. Using tubing and heat panels installed between subfloor and installation between joists, a living room with a carpet, wood, or ceramic tile floor is ideal for hydronic floor heating systems. Some systems offer a “quick response” technology that allows for the control of individuals panels that facilitates better heat control of rooms and increased efficiency.

Interested in Learning More? Contact Public Service Plumbers and AC

Regardless of whether you’re building a new home or would like to inquire into the possibility of installing hydronic floor heating in your current home, our qualified technicians and plumbers can help you decide what will work best for your home and family. To learn more, email or give us a call at (214) 363-4477 today.

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