Radiant heating is a type of heating that’s been around for thousands of years, and today’s technology makes this type of heating effortless and more accessible. Below are three benefits that radiant heating brings to your Lake Forest, IL, home.
What Is Radiant Heating?
Thousands of years ago, the Romans and Koreans used radiant systems to warm their homes and buildings. The Romans used elevated floors raised by pillars, underneath which they would have burning fires. The warmth of the fires would travel between the pillars and throughout the structure.
These days, we use three types of radiant flooring for heating. These are electric radiant floors, air-heated and hydronic radiant systems. The hydronic system uses heated water and pushes it through tubes, while electric heating is the most common. There are many benefits to this type of heating system.
1. Energy Efficiency
You don’t have to worry about losing heat through leaky ductwork, gaps in the windows or poor insulation with a radiant system. A radiant system operates 25% more efficiently than other heating systems that use forced air.
2. Heats Your Home Quietly
With a radiant system, you won’t hear anything as it operates silently. The only thing that would indicate that it’s working at all, other than feeling the heat from the floor, is looking at the thermostat. With this type of heating system, you don’t have any noise like you would with a traditional HVAC system.
3. Improves Indoor Air Quality
The EPA states that indoor air quality is often two to five times worse than the air outside. With traditional ductwork, you have to regularly change or clean air filters and schedule duct cleaning every few years. Since a radiant system doesn’t use ductwork, there’s less dust and other allergens, resulting in fewer allergy and asthma symptoms.
A radiant system lasts for up to 30 years and provides consistent heating no matter which room you choose to install it in. Contact us at Ireland Heating & Air today to upgrade to a radiant heating system.
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