keeping your HVAC system running efficiently

Do you know what it takes to keep your home heating system working efficiently? Most people know that the filters need to be changed from time to time, but exactly when should you be changing them? What type of filter should you be using? Is there anything else that homeowners can do to ensure that the system they rely on to heat and cool their homes operates using as little energy as possible? My blog will show you all sorts of things about maintaining your home heating and cooling system. In the end, you will know just what to do to take care of your home's system.

Common Concerns About Radiant Heat Flooring

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Radiant heat flooring is probably one of the least common types of home heating, and for this reason many homeowners simply do not know a lot about it. Take a look at some of the common concerns homeowners tend to have about radiant heat flooring and the facts you should know. 

Is radiant heat flooring difficult to remove?

Radiant flooring is a little more difficult to remove than a traditional heat system because it is basically integrated into the floor of the house. To remove the radiant system, whatever floor covering you have in place, whether it is wood or tile, will first have to be taken up. Some radiant systems are placed and then sealed with an epoxy solution, which means the system will have to be taken out by breaking up the cured pieces of epoxy and the wired system. More modern radiant systems are often designed as one-piece mats that can simply be picked up and removed if the system goes bad. 

Does radiant heat flooring do a good job of keeping your house warm?

Heat naturally rises through the atmosphere, so having a heat source at the bottom of a room does provide a more even heat distribution. Therefore, radiant floor heat does do a good job of efficiently heating your home even though there is no forced air involved. 

Is radiant heat flooring a fire risk?

One of the biggest misconceptions about radiant flooring is that it is a fire risk because of its position under the flooring. However, this is a complete myth. Radiant heating that is installed beneath the flooring has just as many safeguards as other types of home heating systems. Radiant heat flooring panels have been in use for longer than 50 years, and some would say that this form of heating actually has more safeguards in place than a regular forced-air heat system. 

What happens if radiant heat flooring gets wet?

Modern systems are designed in a way that completely protects the electronic elements of the radiant heat system. Therefore, even if there is a major water leak or spill and water seeps beneath the floor covering, it would not come in contact with the electrical components of the system. 

Overall, radiant heat flooring is an excellent way to keep your home or space warm and inviting, and it's also efficient. If you would like to know more about radiant heat flooring, reach out to an HVAC contractor for advice. 

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12 September 2018