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What is Radiant Heat?

Radiant heating is a great way to keep warm this upcoming winter! With new and advanced technology, radiant floor heating is an efficient and safe way for keeping your home cozy and can be a great investment to consider. Radiant heating can be installed as floor, ceiling, or wall panels. The purpose of radiant heating is to transfer heat directly in the home and to those who are living there. If you are looking for more of an energy-efficient way to keep your home warm during those colder months, then radiant heating may be the best option for you and your family.

What is Radiant Heat?

What is Radiant Flooring Heat?

Radiant systems are used to heat up the floor. The heat radiates throughout the room and is absorbed by objects in that room. This system allows the entire home to warm up effectively. The home’s flooring uses the bottom surface to heat the entire space.

Radiant Floor Heating Systems

There are different types of radiant heating systems out there that could be a better option for your home. It’s important to recognize the difference between the two, so you can choose the right solution for you. Here are the main heating systems you may want to consider: 

Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating

Hydronic radiant heating works by pumping heated water through a tube that is under the home’s floor. This is a more popular heating solution due to how cost-effective the installation can be. However, the cost can depend on the home and what local services you decide to use. For more information on installment, call the professionals at Shamrock Plumbing for a free estimate!

Electric Radiant Floor Heating

Rather than using a tubing and water approach, electric radiant heating systems use electricity to pass through heat from underneath your flooring. This heating option is known to be more costly than hydronic radiant heating. 

The Benefits of Radiant Floor Heating

Keep warm this winter with radiant floor heating! Radiant heating is efficient in a lot of ways. Long-term, this type of system is a great investment, because it requires less energy, meaning lower costs on energy bills. For those who have allergies, asthma, or lung issues, radiant heating is a great option to consider. Unlike forced-air heating, radiant heating avoids distributing allergens in the home. Here are some other benefits of radiant floor heating:

Easy to Use

This style of heating is controlled by using a thermostat, which makes it a lot easier for you to adjust when needed. The heating system requires less maintenance and can include a long-term warranty, without frequent servicing. 

Works Well With Any Type of Flooring

When considering a radiant heating system, don’t worry about your flooring. Radiant heated floors are compatible with tile, carpet, wood, and practically any type of flooring you can think of!

This makes the installation an easier and smoother process.

A Safer Option

The nice thing about radiant floor heating is that you don’t have to worry about anyone in your family having to come across hot surfaces. The heating system is hidden under the floors, making it a much safer option for your home. 

Reduce the Amount of Dust in Your Home

As we had mentioned earlier, radiant heating does not distribute allergens like forced-air systems do. Traditional systems circulate air in the home, meaning it’s easier for dust and allergens to pass through the ventilation system. Radiant heat reduces the dust and provides a cleaner environment. Installing a floor heating system can provide better air quality for you to feel more comfortable in your home.

Installation Process

Radiant heating flooring works well in just about any part of the house. Whether you decide to install this system into your kitchen, bedroom, living room, or bathroom, there are a few steps to take if you decide to do the installation yourself. Here are the steps: 

  • Step 1: Decide what type of system you want to install.
  • Step 2: Plan out where in your home you are going to install your radiant heating system.
  • Step 3: Consider what kind of flooring you’re dealing with and prepare accordingly.
  • Step 4: Inspect the mat for any visible damage and test it out.
  • Step 5: Install the underfloor cables and follow electrical guidelines
  • Step 6: Install the electric mat and make sure it is securely installed.
  • Step 7: Connect the floors heating controls and heating thermostat. The manufacturer’s instructions can guide you through this. 
  • Step 8: Install your flooring.

What is Radiant Heat?

Contact Utah’s Radiant Heating Specialists 

At Shamrock Plumbing, we recognize the importance of quality heat during those cold Utah winters. We have seen a dramatic increase and demand for radiant heating installations. This popular system provides a variety of benefits and is a great option for keeping your home nice and warm.

If you want to install a radiant heating system into your home and need professional help, call us today and schedule an appointment. We are your local Utah plumbing specialists who can provide you with installation and repair services you may need in the future. We care about those we work with and are here to answer any questions you might have. 


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