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Home Comfort: radiant heating surprises

Confort à la maison : le chauffage radiant surprend

Radiant heating is a heating system that is rather unrecognized. However, it can save a lot of money, because it is possible to heat a multitude of surfaces, including floors, walls and even ceilings, with much more efficiency than traditional heating.

The secret is in the convection of air and electricity, or in some cases of liquids, also known as hydronic heating by radiation. This new type of heating is becoming more and more popular. Indeed, many private and corporate houses are opting for radiant heating today, because the benefits are many: reduced costs to heat a particular area, efficiency of the system which translates into easier maintenance, reduced allergies thanks to different methods of heat delivery, to name a few. Why? Because are the very surfaces that are heated by an element, instead of the ambient air.

  • It should be noted, however, that there are some nuances you will need to consider if you are considering installing such a system:

  • The most apparent difference is the length of time required to heat the house, or a particular area. Radiant systems are slower.

  • The sensation of heat will vary depending on the distance between the individual and the floor, wall or ceiling containing the heating element.

  • Owners of older homes wishing to install this type of heating must hire a professional to dismantle the old heating system and replace it with the radiant system.

Radiant heating can be used both indoors and outdoors. The standard for indoor installation tends towards walls, ceilings and floors. For the exterior, this technology is generally used to melt ice and snow from gutters and building roofs. In terms of installation, there are "ready-to-assemble" types, but most people hire professionals in plumbing and heating to install their radiant heating system. This ensures a safe and fast installation thanks to the know-how of the technician. Give us a call today!


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