3 Reasons to Consider Radiant Floor Heating Installation

Radiant flooring has been around since the 1960s, but advances in technology have made the options for radiant heating more affordable and workable; as such, radiant floor heating has become a popular option with homeowners. There are a few choices when it comes to radiant heating, but as with any heating system installation in Asheville, it’s always best to hire professionals to perform the work. The experts at Comfort Central, Inc., have been installing every kind of heating system for a number of years, and we can help you with your radiant heat installation. Call us today!

Types of Radiant Heating

There are 2 main types of radiant floor heating:

  • Electric floor radiant heating – there are two ways electric radiant heating can be installed: as a “wet” installation, in which small electrical cables are embedded into concrete, where they can dry and form a concrete radiant slab, or electrical mats can be installed onto a subfloor.
  • Hydronic floor radiant heating – durable, flexible tubing is used with hydronic floor radiant heating. The tubing is installed onto a subfloor, and heated water or steam flows through the tubing, providing the heating.

Benefits of Radiant Systems

Here are 3 reasons to consider using a radiant heating system in your home:

  • Even heating – the heat from a radiant system works by convection – heat that flows through gases, namely air.  This type of heat transfer makes radiant heating even and gradual, which can be more comfortable.
  • Piping system allows for easy zoning – the piping system that a hydronic system uses can make it easier to designate different heating zones inside your home.
  • No blowing dust – radiant systems do not operate with blowing air, so there is no need to worry about blowing dust. This can be very helpful for any allergy sufferers in your home.

Fall offers a great window of time for a new heating system installation in Asheville. If you are in need of a new heating system, call Comfort Central, Inc., today and schedule an appointment with one of our installation experts.

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