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Why Invest in a Radiant Heating System?

Did you know that when we mention radiant heating systems, we’re not just talking about boilers? There are electric radiant heating systems that function almost like a whole-home space heater that radiates heat through objects in your house. Yep, you could have one of these systems, but before you press that button and commit to a purchase, we think it might be a good idea to do some research and learn about these systems.

The more informed you are about radiant heating systems in Columbia Valley, BC, the better off you’ll be when you get this system installed and start taking care of it. We want all of our customers to feel like they understand their heating systems, at least to a degree where they feel comfortable knowing when to ask for professional support.

Let’s talk about radiant heating systems and why one might be perfect for your home!

What Is a Radiant Heating System?

Radiant heating systems are a specific type of heating unit. They produce heat, either through water or electricity, that radiates through objects in your home and doesn’t depend on air ducts. Instead, it either depends on liquid pipes or electric heating lines that run through your home and emanate heat accordingly.

The nice part about radiant heat is that you get heat from all directions. You don’t need to worry about covering up air ducts or getting enough airflow in your home. Radiant heating designs allow for heat to come from many different directions and flow through walls, doors, furniture, and curtains, meaning you’re getting heat the same way you would from the sun.

Efficacy, Efficiency, and Comfort

Here are three vital categories that your heater needs to excel in. Let’s talk about each one and how a radiant heating system can complete the task.

  • Efficacy. Do radiant heating systems work? Absolutely. Homeowners in many areas actually prefer radiant heating units because of their unique ability to warm rooms from multiple different directions, and even through floorboards.
  • Efficiency. Are radiant heating systems efficient? Yes! They can run at high efficiency levels, even compared to state-of-the-art furnaces, as long as they’re installed and designed by professionals.
  • Comfort. Radiant heating systems are also extremely comfortable. They warm you up the same way you’d be warmed up by the sun. Some people claim that sitting next to a radiator, or radiant heat system, feels like being at the beach or sitting on a sunny knoll.

Is This System Right for You?

This is a complicated question. A radiant heating system could be perfect for your home if you don’t need to use ductwork, your other heating system is on the way out, or if you’re ready for a big upgrade. However, this might not be the case for every homeowner in the area.

When you call our team, we’ll walk you through the steps of replacing your old heating system with a radiant one. We’ll tell you an estimate and talk about what you can expect the difference to be like.

Call Shift Air Mechanical B.C. for expert help with your heating installation. Shift Air tests, doesn’t guess!

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