Radiant HeatingRadiant heating could apply to two different types of heating systems: electric and hydronic. Both operate pretty similarly. A network of pipes or heating coils is installed in the subfloor of each room in the house. Occasionally, those will terminate in baseboard heaters or radiators. The pipes/heating coils will connect to either a boiler or an electric heating system. During operation, the system either distributes an electric current or hot water throughout the house. The heat from this radiates up through the floors and into the rooms throughout the house.
Advantages of Radiant HeatingRadiant heating is more energy efficient that the typical heating system, for a number of reasons. Radiant heating systems don’t have to worry about ducts, for one. Duct leaks contribute to up to 30% of output losses for average forced air systems. Radiant heating transmits thermal energy directly between solid objects, meaning it warms up the house evenly and keeps it warm for longer. These are just a few of the advantages associated with radiant heating systems.
Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers a full range of radiant heating installation systems throughout Fairfax, VA. If you need radiant heating services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.