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 they pair well with traditional electricity or solar.
Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and 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.
How Is Radiant Heating Different Than Standard Heating?
Traditional heating systems, such as furnaces, use a series of ducts to distribute heated air around the house. 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 that are placed under the flooring of a home. As the tubes or coils heat, the floor heats, and heat rises to warm the entire 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 real air movement with radiant heating systems, so allergens stay in place rather than becoming part of the air we breathe.
Benefits of Radiant Heating Systems
Greater Energy Efficiency
Because the heating unit is located under the floor, radiant heating systems offer greater efficiency, which means you get more heating from the same amount of energy. Therefore, in comparison to other heating systems, radiant flooring offers more. This also lowers your energy bills.
Increased Temperature Consistency
Because heating starts on the floor, and the entire floor heats at the same temperature, the entire room heats evenly. There are no cold pockets with radiant heating floor systems.
The heating elements, tubes or coils, are located below the flooring. The coils heat the floor directly, so there is no ductwork, which also means that there is no heat loss between the furnace and the vent as there is with a traditional HVAC system.
Radiant Heating Installation and Repair
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 and service along with diagnostic and repair service. Our expertise helps us to quickly repair radiant heating systems, including boilers, piping, and coils so that 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 we do it quickly and efficiently, so you are back to enjoying your home faster.
Schedule Service with Ravinia Plumbing Today
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 installation, and we work with local contractors for new builds. If you have questions, call us; we are happy to provide property-specific answers.
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