Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Radiant Heating’

Radiant vs. Forced Air Heating: Pros and Cons

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

radiant-in-floor-heatingThere are obviously some areas in this country where winter weather is very mild, and homeowners in those areas may be forgiven for giving their heating systems less thought than their air conditioners. This is definitely not the case here in Connecticut, though. Our winters are way too cold and way too long to take any chances when it comes to choosing our home heating systems. If you are thinking about replacing your heater, or if you are going to need one installed in a new construction project, we have some information for you.

Chances are that you are going to be narrowing down your heating options between forced air heaters and radiant heating systems. Like any type of system, both forced air and radiant heaters have their pros and cons. To guarantee your overall satisfaction with your heating in Hartford, CT, you’re going to need to weigh the pros and cons of both and make your decision carefully. We’re always here to help, so give us a call with any further questions that you may have.

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What Are the Benefits of Radiant Heating?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

When winter comes to Connecticut, it can come in hard. That is why you need to know that your home heating system is going to be able to get the job done right when the time comes to heat your home. Scheduling your heating services with us will ensure that this is the case.

If you are in need of a new heating system, either in a new property or to replace an existing heater that is past its prime, consider the use of radiant heating in Farmington, CT. Radiant heating has some unique benefits to offer homeowners. Read on to learn a bit more about them.

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Have You Considered Radiant Heating?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Are you in the market for a new home heating system? Are you constructing a brand new home, and thinking about your different residential heating options? If so, then you are well-advised to give radiant heating in West Hartford, CT some serious consideration. There are many benefits that radiant heating has to offer which other home heating systems simply cannot match. Of course, there is no single heating system that is going to suit everyone’s needs and personal preferences perfectly. Read the following information, and be sure to let us know if you have any questions regarding the operation of, or benefits offered by, radiant heating systems. Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning is always happy to help. 

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What Is Radiant Heat?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

One of the most comfortable and widely sought-after forms of home and commercial heating is radiant heating. These systems are highly conductive and rely on convection to move heat into a room. Heat transfers to the walls or floors and rises into the air, so that the entire room is as comfortable as you want it to be. Nothing beats the warm and cozy heat of a radiant heating system.

At Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning, we install and service radiant heating systems in Bristol. Two potential uses for radiant heat are detailed below.

Radiant Panels

Radiant flooring and radiant panels are designed in very different ways, which is why we’ve separated them here. Radiant panels may use a hydronic heating system to send water through the walls, but most do not because the risk of leaks and water damage is too high. More often, these are aluminum panels positioned behind the walls and heated by electricity. Electric heat is typically more expensive to operate, but you may find yourself using it sparingly since they heat up a room so quickly.

Radiant Floor Heating

Electric cables may be installed underneath the floorboards, but this is not often cost-efficient. A hydronic radiant floor system consists of both a boiler and a set of pipes underneath the floorboards. The boiler heats up the water and sends it underneath the floorboards, and through convection, the heat transfers to your floors.

This type of installation comes with many benefits besides energy savings. You may be able to install a zoning system, routing each set of tubing through a control board, so that you can control the temperature in each room individually of the others. And imagine the comforting feeling of stepping onto a heated floor when you rise out of bed each morning. However, the cost of installation may be high initially as it will involve some renovations to the home.

Call the experts at Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning if you’d like to find out how to get radiant heat in your home or business in Bristol.  Our experts are trained in commercial and residential installation and service, so we can help you with all of your heating needs.

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Does Radiant Heating Require Difficult Repairs?

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Radiant heating works very differently from forced air heating systems. Instead, it consists of metal pipes beneath the floorboards of your home that radiate heat into your living space. The system pumps heated water through the tubes and warms the room by direct contact through the furniture and/or your feet.  But does radiant heating require difficult repairs?

A large part of the system itself is easy to access. Radiant systems have their own pumps and control arrays, which are connected to the boiler. When problems arrive with this section of the radiant heater, it’s rarely difficult to instigate repairs. A service technician can examine the system, pinpoint the problem and perform corrections directly, since most of the problems with radiant systems arise with this part of it, difficult repairs are infrequent at worst.

Bigger problems come when a leak springs up inside the tubing itself, or similar issues rise beneath the floorboards. In that case, repairs do become tougher, since the technician needs to open up the floorboards before conducting repairs. That can get fairly extensive and take up more time than other repairs. The good news is that such repairs are pretty rare. There are no moving parts beneath the floorboards and thus no friction or other causes of wear and tear. The pipes and panels should be quite sturdy, and provided you contract a reputable company to perform the installation, you needn’t worry about your pipes springing a leak.

That’s where we come in. In matters of heating installation and heating repair, Hartford CT has a reliable company in the form of Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning. Call us for service today!

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