One of the most useful heating systems to consider that will reduce your heating bills throughout the winter is radiant heating. Radiant heating works on the principle of heat transfer that uses heating elements within your walls and floors to heat those surfaces, after which the heated walls and floors will begin transferring heat into the rest of the home. Listed below are three ways that radiant heating can reduce your heating bills.
One of the nicest features of radiant heating is also the feature that can save you the most money on your heating bills: individual control. Radiant heating can often be installed in a way that allows separate thermostats to be installed in each room so that the heat can be set on a room-by-room basis. This allows you and your family to easily turn off the heater in each room as you are walking the house so that you can stop paying to heat empty and unused rooms.
No Duct Loss
A problem with furnace-based heating systems is that you are actually paying for heat that does not actually make it to your home and contribute to the heating effort. While most of the hot air that is produced by the forced-air heating system will make it into the house, some it will usually be subjected to duct loss. Duct loss happens when hot air traveling through your ducts leaks out of the duct network due to cracks, holes, or improperly sealed seams.
When duct loss occurs, your heating system will need to stay on a bit longer than necessary to make up for the lost heat and raise the temperature in the home to the desired level. However, a radiant system does not use ducts and is not subjected to duct loss.
Choice of Fuel Systems
Finally, a radiant heating system can help you lower your heating bills by allowing you to choose a water-based system. A water-based system will use a boiler to route hot water through a series of pipes that are embedded in your walls and floors to provide your home with heat.
Not only do these water-based radiant heating systems use very little electricity, but they are also quite flexible when it comes to the fuel used to heat the water as you can use natural gas, propane, and even solar power. This flexibility will allow you to choose whatever fuel source has the lowest cost in your area.
Contact an HVAC contractor or service like Total Comfort Heating & Cooling in order to discuss the various ways in which a radiant heating system can help you lower your monthly heating bills. A radiant system can lower your bills through the use of individual control systems in each room and the fact that it is not subject to duct loss. In addition, radiant systems that use water are available that can further reduce your heating bills.Share
3 June 2016
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