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Radiant Heating System in Denver, CO
Forced air heating is a great (and very common) choice but it’s not the only option when it comes to keeping a home warm. There are actually many different methods that can be used to keep a home comfortable during the cold months. Radiant heating is one of those methods, and it’s rapidly gaining in popularity across the country.
Cooper Heating & Cooling, Inc. offers radiant heating services throughout Denver, CO. If you need an in-floor heating system installed or serviced, whether electrical or hydronic, don’t wait. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians. We’ll make sure that you get all the radiant heating services you need.
What is Radiant Heating?
Radiant heating, or in–floor heating, is a system that uses heating coils (or water pipes, in the case of boilers) to warm the home instead of air. A series of heating coils or pipes are installed in the subfloor of each room in the home that is to receive heat. All of these are connected to a central generator unit or boiler.
When the system is operating, it runs an electrical current through the heating coils in the home. As the current moves through the heating coils, much of it radiates up through the floor and into the rooms as heat. The heat is transferred between the solid objects in the room, like furniture, keeping it all near the floor where it will do the most good. In the case of hydronic heating, the same principal applies. The only difference is that the boiler uses hot water instead of an electrical current.
Advantages of Radiant Heaters
Radiant heaters have many unique advantages to offer over traditional forced air systems. First, air is actually not as effective a method for transporting heat as solid matter is. When warm air is blown into a room, it will naturally rise to the ceiling and sink as it cools off. This creates uncomfortable hot and cold spots in the room. Both hydronic and electrical radiant heating systems apply heat to the room from the ground up, which means that the space is heated much more evenly.
Radiant heating is also more energy efficient than forced air heating. Forced air heating systems must constantly contend with duct leaks, which are responsible for output loses of up to 30%. A radiant heating system does not experience these kinds of leaks, because it does not use ducts at all. You can save a substantial amount of money over time by using a radiant heating system instead of a forced air system.
Finally, radiant heating systems can actually be better for your health. Forced air heating systems circulate airborne contaminants during operation, leading to a wide range of negative health effects. Radiant heating systems do not affect air flow, and so do not cause the same problem. Cooper Heating & Cooling, Inc. installs, repairs, maintains, and replaces radiant heating systems throughout Denver, CO. If you need radiant heating services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians. We can make sure that you get the perfect radiant heating system for your home.