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Radiant Heating Services in Virginia Beach
Imagine getting out of bed on a cold winter morning, your feet touch the floor and instead of getting a shock from a cold floor, you experience soothing warmth radiating from the floorboards.
How does Radiant Heating Work?
Radiant heating works by pumping warm water through a series of flexible PEX pipes installed below your floorboards. These pipes are grouped to create several zones in your home, making it easy to control the temperature of specific areas. Units can utilize different heat sources such as boilers, geothermal, gas or solar. Regardless of the source, radiant floors are extremely efficient, making this option a popular choice for homeowners.
What are the Benefits?
There are many advantages to working with a radiant heating system, including:
- The ability to comfortably walk barefoot on warm flooring
- It’s estimated that up to 30% of heating power is lost within the ductwork of a forced air heating system. Since a radiant system consists of warm water pumped through pipes in your floor, you are not losing power and therefore improving efficiency and saving money.
- Another downside to forced air systems is the pollen, dander and other allergens that are pushed into the air. A radiant unit doesn’t add any allergens to the air, making it a top choice for allergy sufferers.
- Unlike traditional heating systems, these units run quietly. Homeowners often describe the noise akin to the gentle hum of a refrigerator since there is no air being blown throughout your home.