Radiant Heating

All Year offers hydronic radiant heating systems to keep your home warm and comfortable in a cold climate. Hydronic radiant heating systems are liquid-based systems and are very efficient. These types of heaters use little electricity and are also able to use a variety of energy sources to be able to heat the liquid, that in turn, would heat the home.

 

Benefits of Radiant Heating Systems

Radiant heating systems are great for the following reasons:

  • Lower electricity bills because radiant heaters are energy efficient.
  • Radiant heating systems are compatible with various energy sources, including solar, geothermal, and natural gas.
  • Allergens are not distributed with radiant heating systems, unlike forced-air heating systems.
  • Heat loss by air infiltration is kept out of the picture because the system is installed right on the floor, and external air temperature cannot directly intervene.

 

Types of Radiant Heating Systems

 

WARMBOARDS

Warmboards are radiant floor heating systems installed in the floorboards. With warmboards, heat gets conducted through tubes which contain the heated liquid under the floorboards. 

Warmboards are well-suited with solar and geothermal energy sources, which makes it very energy-efficient. It also works with electricity, natural gas, and propane, offering a wide variety of energy source options for you to choose from

 

 

IN-SLAB RADIANT HEATING

Tubes for your hydronic radiant heating system can be installed even in concrete floor slabs – or what is referred to as a wet system. In a wet system, the heating tubes are embedded on the concrete of what would be the floor. In-slab radiant heating systems are common for basements and garages.

Since what would be heated is thick concrete, heat adjustments would have a slow response time. It is advisable to maintain a steady heat level for this kind of system. If you, however, would opt to utilize solar energy, in-slab systems are okay.

Better yet, give All Year Sacramento a call, and we can discuss in-slab heating systems with you.

 

 

 

RADIANT FLOOR HEATING

If in-slab systems are wet systems, then there are bound to be dry systems – these are the in-floor systems. In-slab systems are common yet more pricey to install and modify. With modern flooring technology, doors have opened for more efficient hydronic radiant heating systems.

With radiant heat concrete flooring, instead of embedding the tubes in the concrete floor, the tubes are inserted in the space just beneath the floor covering or attached to a wooden subfloor. Doing so enables ease of installation and of modification. The thinner layer that surrounds the tubes from the surface of the floor also allows quicker heating, giving a faster response time in heat adjustments.

ZONE CALIBRATION

Depending on your heating needs, you may want to set your systems into divisions or zones which can be individually adjusted or calibrated with thermostats. Zone calibration allows you to increase or decrease the heat on specific areas, allowing you to meet your desired heat levels for maximum comfort.

Now that you are aware of the various hydronic heating systems that All Year Sacramento offers, it’s about time that you call All Year Sacramento and ask for the radiant heating system that is best for your home. Keep your home cozy with radiant heating systems only from All Year.

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