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3 Things You Should Know About Radiant Heat

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Radiant heating is an innovative system of warming your home. It entails running electric coils or tubes full of liquid through your floorboards, then heating objects (and people) in the room by warming them directly through contact. It costs more to install than traditional heating systems, but is usually much more efficient. Here in Salt Lake City, heating through radiant systems makes a lot of sense, but it can be difficult to sell homeowners on a concept they may not be familiar with (and whose installation usually involves a fair amount of upheaval). Here a 3 things you should know about radiant heat.

  • It’s efficient. Have you ever walked into a spot of sunlight shining in from a window and immediately felt warmer? Or felt the heat of a light bulb when you place it near your hand? That’s radiant heating: the energy transferred directly into the surrounding environment by the source itself. That means it doesn’t waste much energy getting where it needs to go, unlike forced air heating, which has to blow its heat through the air and loses a lot in transit.
  • It’s safe. The notion of warming your body through the floor sounds actively painful. Like hopping across hot sand at the beach. But because radiant heating spreads its energy across the whole floor, it doesn’t need high temperatures to warm the room. You can walk barefoot across a radiant heating system and still feel quite comfortable: warm rather than hot.
  • It’s cheap. While the initial cost of setting it up is usually higher than that of a furnace, and can involve some work, the benefits in terms of your bottom line are quite strong. It simply costs less to run than traditional heating systems and the comparative lack of moving parts means that repairs tend to be less frequent as well. All of that can save a great deal of money. Over the long haul.

For other things you should know about radiant heat, as well as scheduling an appointment to see if a system is right for you, contact the Salt Lake City heating specialists at Rentmeister Total Home Service. We know the ins and outs of Salt Lake City heating, so give us a call today!

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