Radiant heating systems can be an effective way of keeping your home's interior at a comfortable level in an efficient manner. Unfortunately, these systems are often misunderstood by homeowners, and this can cause them to make some errors when deciding whether to install this heating option or in maintaining it. By following these two tips, you can help ensure that you avoid making critical errors.
Consider A Zoned Radiant Heating System
One of the best ways of improving the efficiency of your heating system is by opting for a zoned design. Under this type of configuration, you can only heat the occupied areas of the home, and this will reduce energy demands on the heating system without impacting your comfort.
Unfortunately, there are some people that may not opt for this design because it has a slightly higher initial installation cost. Yet, the energy savings over the life of the system can prove more than worth this marginal cost increase. To help you make the best decision for your home, you can have a heating contractor perform the required calculations to determine if a zoned heating system will be cost effective for your home.
Plan To Have Your Radiant Heating System Serviced On A Regular Basis
Once the radiant heating system is installed, it will require very little maintenance from you. However, it is important for you to have an experienced heating repair contractor service the system at least once a year. During this service visit, the system is closely inspected for any signs of wear and tear. Also, if it is needed, the pipes are flushed to remove sediment buildup and mineral deposits.
Regretfully, there are some people that will avoid having this type of routine service work done, and this can lead to a host of issues. For those that avoid having this work done due to the cost, you may be able to lower the amount you pay by purchasing a service contract. Under this contract, you pay a flat fee for basic maintenance on your system for a defined period of time, and many of these service providers will offer deep discounts for signing these contracts.
If you are considering installing a radiant heating system, it is important for you to understand these systems. However, this can be difficult for those that have never lived in a home with this type of heat source. By following these two tips, you can help ensure that you avoid making some common errors or oversights.Share
6 August 2015
While sitting in my living room on a hot summer day, I could feel the heat coming through the ceiling out of my attic and making the house warm up more than it should. I crawled up into the attic one evening to find out that the roof vents weren't working any longer because they were clogged with all sorts of debris. Did you know that when this happens, your home's temperature can rise to very uncomfortable levels? Did you know that your home could actually be damaged if the attic isn't well vented? This blog will show you all about attic ventilation.