Radiant heating is growing in popularity among Chicago area homeowners. The advantages include higher efficiency, lower in-home air pollutants, and fewer parts to repair. Radiant heating systems are ductless and pair well with all electric homes and active or passive solar systems.
Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric offers quality installation and repair services for radiant heating systems in Chicago’s North Shore and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs, including Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, and more. Whether you need radiant heating system repair, installation, or maintenance, contact Ravinia Plumbing today.
Traditional heating systems, such as furnaces, use a series of ducts to distribute heated air around the house. Hydronic and steam boiler systems heat through radiators that are typically installed on exterior walls. Baseboard heating uses radiant technology to heat the air along walls. Since hot air rises, baseboard heating warms a room more slowly.
Radiant heating systems take that approach one step further. They use a system of tubes or coils placed under a home’s flooring. As the tubes or coils heat, the floor heats, and heat rises to warm the room. Because heating begins at the floor level, the living space where you walk around or sit warms before the ceiling space, creating a uniform warmth within a room.
Forced air systems, such as from a furnace, blow heated air through ducts, which can develop leaks over time, resulting in energy loss. Ducts can also gather particles such as pet dander, mold spores, dust, and other indoor pollutants over time. There is no natural air movement with radiant heating systems, so allergens stay in place rather than becoming part of the air we breathe.
Because the heating unit is under the floor, radiant heating systems offer greater efficiency, so you get more heating from the same amount of energy. This also lowers your energy bills.
Because heating starts on the floor, and the entire floor heats at the same temperature, the room heats evenly. There are no cold pockets with radiant heating floor systems.
The heating elements, tubes, or coils are below the flooring. The coils heat the floor directly, so there is no ductwork, which means there is less heat loss between the furnace and the vent, as with a traditional HVAC system.
Ravinia Plumbing is your one-stop shop for radiant heating installation and repair. Because we handle both repair and complete installations, we have the tools and expertise to help you regardless of the issue with your radiant heating system.
As your Lincolnshire, IL, radiant heating experts, Ravinia Plumbing offers complete installation, diagnostic, and repair services. Our expertise helps us quickly repair radiant heating systems, including boilers, piping, and tubing, so your home returns to an ambient temperature you enjoy.
If you need to replace an existing radiant heating system or want to install a brand-new system in your home, we are the experts to call. Our long years of experience mean we do the job right the first time and do it quickly and efficiently, so you are back to enjoying your home faster.
For more information about radiant heating systems, or if your radiant floors need service or repair, give us a call. We install and repair radiant heating systems, and our team is professional, honest, and efficient.
Reach out to us to schedule ongoing maintenance or book a service call for an inspection. We also provide quotes for a new installations. If you have questions, call us; we are happy to provide property-specific answers.
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