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What Is Radiant Heat?

As if waking up at 7 in the morning isn’t hard enough, let’s add in freezing cold weather to make getting out of the warm, cozy bed nearly impossible. There is no reason to fear the upcoming cold months anymore with the help of radiant heat.

Your home can finally feel sufficiently warm because the coils are located under the floor and through the walls of your home. This means that your feet don’t have to be freezing walking around barefoot. As if having warm floors during the dreaded winter isn’t reason enough, radiant heat can be even more beneficial.

In addition to making your home feel more cozy, it’s actually a money saver as well. Traditional heating systems aren’t that effective. The warm air only comes out through the vents and doesn’t do a great job at circulating throughout the air. Also, any tiny cracks in your home will cause that warm air to seep out. Radiant heating goes straight through your floors and walls because the heat is generated through the coils. You don’t have to worry about losing any of the heat so you’ll ultimately be using less.

Radiant heating is also beneficial for those who suffering from allergies. Because the heat isn’t coming from outside air, you don’t have to worry about any pesky dust mites causing a bad reaction to your allergies.

If we haven’t convinced you already that radiant heating is a better alternative, consider this: You can put it anywhere in your home, even outside. Yes, this means that your porch and driveway can be installed with a heating system. If you live near Red Rock, it’s likely you’ll experience some snow during the cold months. With radiant heating installed in your driveway, you don’t have to worry about the snow affecting your car.

There are two types of radiant heating to choose from:

Electric – The electric cables are built into the floors and walls, basically wherever you choose to have heated. Because a lot of electricity is used, it can get costly unless you use thermal covering over it. The electric heating works similarly to solar panels, in that if it gets warmed up enough, it can produce heat without excess electricity. If used correctly, this could save you a ton of money.

Hydronic – This is the most common and cost effective type. Hydronic radiant heating uses a pump in the floor system that transfers boiling water throughout your home. The cost of this type only includes size of home, floor covering and labor.

If you have a single room that tends to get colder than the others, you could invest in radiant panels. This can save you money because you won’t have to install an entire system. Individual panels also heat up quicker so you don’t have to suffer in the cold for long.

If you are considering switching your heating system, talking with the professionals in heating repair Las Vegas homeowners rely on. The experts at JMAC Plumbing & Air Conditioning can successfully install this new system or simply maintain the original one to prevent it from breaking. For more information about the Las Vegas plumbers and heating experts, contact 702.227.5622.

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