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Radiant Heating

For many years, radiant heating was the primary form of heating in homes across the country. Only relatively recently have many homeowners gotten away from this great technology in favor of more modern forced air heating systems. However, many people have started moving back to radiant heating as its benefits become clearer and as new radiant heating technologies are introduced to the market.

If you need a new heating system for your home, radiant heat is definitely an option to consider. This is both an efficient and effective way of keeping your home comfortable all winter long and the many installation options ensure that you’ll be able to find just the right type of system to suit your needs.

When you’re trying to evaluate your options in this regard, it’s very helpful to consult with an experienced MetroWest area heating professional on how to choose the type of radiant heating system that will work best in your home. If you’re currently considering a new home heating system, call Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC today. We’re always available to answer your questions and we offer a full range of radiant heating installation, maintenance and repair services.

Radiators & Baseboard Heaters

When you think of radiant heat, you probably think of big metal radiators. These are certainly a great way to spread heat throughout your home, but they’re far from the only radiant heating option available. Radiant baseboard heaters have become much more popular in recent years. They take up less space than radiators, but still provide excellent, thorough heating for all areas of your home.

Radiant Baseboard Heating Installation

The installation process for baseboard heaters is also quite quick and easy, especially relative to large metal radiators. The installation process for baseboard radiators may be the quickest of any element of a heating system, so you can have it in and working with minimal disruption to your daily routine. The convenience of radiant baseboard heaters is the main reason so many homeowners choose them. If you’re looking for a way to install radiant heating cheaply without sacrificing space in your home, radiant baseboard heaters might be just what you need.

Radiant Floor Heating

Another radiant heating installation option is radiant flooring. This type of installation is a bit more intensive, so it can cost quite a bit more than installing radiators or baseboard heating. But there really is nothing like stepping out of bed on a cold winter morning onto a warm, heated floor.

A radiant floor heating system is made up of a series of pipes installed below the floors in your home. Hot water or steam is circulated through these pipes. The hot water in the pipes radiates out to heat the floor and then the surrounding room. Because the installation of this type of heating system can be so disruptive, it’s ideal if you can have it put in as part of the home construction process.

Radiant Panel Installation

Radiant heat panels are most frequently installed in new homes or ones that are being remodeled. They can also be installed in an existing home; but will require an investment of time, effort and money. Some questions to consider when determining whether to install radiant panels include whether you want to heat space as well as the floor, what areas of the home you want to heat and whether the chosen areas will be able to handle the tubing and other necessary components of a radiant panel heating system.

Even if radiant panels are not an option, however, radiant floor heating is still viable for most homes. The fact that the heating pipes are located beneath the floor makes this even more of a space–saving option as well, and you’ll find that the heat from your radiant floor keeps the entire house a consistently comfortable temperature.

Other Radiant Heating Benefits

A radiant heating system tends to produce a much more uniform heating experience throughout your home when compared to a forced air heating system. Plus radiant heating is very energy efficient, so you’re likely to save money every month on your energy bill, and that can more than make up for the higher installation price over time.

While forced air systems can be less expensive to install in some cases, for many people the overall experience of radiant heating makes it worth the price in the end. And if your home doesn’t have air ducts installed already, the cost of putting them in for a forced air heating system will dramatically increase the installation cost for that type of system.

Radiant Heating Experts

So if you think a radiant heating system is the right choice for you, give Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC a call today. Our Metro West Boston area heating professionals would love to add you to our long list of satisfied radiant heating customers. Our technicians can work with all types of radiant heating technology, so you can be sure that whatever type of system you choose, we’ve got an option that will work for your home.