Radiant Cooling and Heating
If you've ever felt the warmth of a stove from across the room, you've experienced radiant heat. Radiant heat systems work by running heating elements under the floor—or sometimes through the ceiling or walls. Radiant cooling systems operate the same way, but use underfloor tubing to absorb excess heat.
- Radiant heating is growing in popularity because of its efficiency.
- Unlike forced-air heat, no energy is lost through ducts.
- The lack of moving air can be advantageous to people with severe allergies.
- Radiant heating is very consistent and comfortable, and may be an option for a new home.
- They're only appropriate for dry climates—as are radiant cooling systems, which can create wet floors in humid conditions.
Is radiant heating or cooling right for you?
Because these systems are usually installed under a home's floor, they can be relatively expensive. That's why we advise homeowners to consider their alternatives, such as mini-split heat pumps.
If you're considering radiant cooling and heating for your home—whether it's for a new build or an existing structure—you should connect with the local HVAC experts at ARS®/Rescue Rooter®. We're always happy to explain the options available to you and guide you through the installation process from beginning to end. All you have to do is call to schedule a no-cost analysis of your heating and cooling needs.