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Radiant Heating Systems in Havertown, PA
Forced-air heating is the chosen method for many homeowners throughout Delaware County and the Main Line to keep their homes cozy during our chilly winter months. Furnaces and heat pumps certainly have their benefits and are right for many home. However, your home may benefit from an alternative option—radiant heating!
Like boilers and in-floor heating, radiant heating is highly efficient. But radiant heating systems can only work as well as they’re meant to if they are expertly installed by highly trained and experienced service professionals, such as the staff here at Walsh Brothers Plumbing and Mechanical Services, Inc. We’ve been in business since 1959 and we look forward to continuing to serve our customers with hassle-free and professional heating services.
For radiant heating installations and services, contact our team today! Fast-Friendly-Reliable.
Is a Radiant Heating System Installation Right for You?
It’s first important to understand how exactly radiant heating works. It describes the way heat moves, essentially—like the warmth you feel coming off of an object that has its temperature raised—the asphalt in the sun, for instance. In residential heating, radiant heating describes the process where hot water is run through a terminal point inside the home, like a radiator or baseboard heater. The water heats up the object, and then the radiant heat energy is send into the room.
Generally speaking, it’s best to have a radiant heater installed during the new construction of a home, or even during a remodel. This is particularly true with in-floor heating, the most popular type of radiant heating. With in-floor heating, water from ta boiler moves through pipes that are set in the subfloor beneath the rooms in your home. They can be retrofitted in an older home too, if that’s something you’re interested in!
The Many Benefits of Radiant Heating
Homeowners throughout Havertown, PA and beyond often choose radiant heating for a number of reasons. A few reasons why this is a great option include:
- Energy Efficiency: When it comes to thermal transfer (heat transfer) water is a more reliable source than air. Heat disperses slower with water, so the system doesn’t have to run as often as a forced-air system.
- Even Heating: Forced-air heating systems blow air toward the top of the room they’re in, where it takes a while for the warmth to spread through the rest of the space. Uneven heating is also a risk whenever ductwork is involved. But radiant heaters always distribute their heat promptly and evenly.
- Improved Indoor Air Quality: The absence of ductwork in a radiant heating system means it doesn’t blow around dust and other debris that can be lodged within the ductwork. This means significant improvements in your home’s indoor air quality.
Many homeowners praise the radiant heating system for making their homes feel "cozier" due to the way they heat up the space. If you want to learn more, just give our fast and friendly pros a call.
Comprehensive Radiant Heating Services
At Walsh Brothers Plumbing and Mechanical Services, Inc., we install and service all types of heating systems from leading brands. You can rely on us to help you make an educated decision about what type of heater is best for your home.
If you choose radiant heating, you can also count on our team to maintain the system in order to avoid major repair needs in the future. Ask about our maintenance program, and if you do ever suspect a problem with your radiant heater, do reach out to our team right away.