Think about the house where you grew up. What kind of heat did you have? We had forced hot air which brought in pollen and allergens from outside. Yuck! According to WebMD, 1 in 5 Americans suffers from allergies or asthma. Radiant heating, or hydronic heating, is a heating option for your home that can help those with allergies and asthma since it does not bring in outside air. A heating system that can reduce allergy attacks? Sign me up!
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Did you know that radiant heating dates back to the ancient Romans who used it to heat their public bathhouses? Yes, it has been around that long! So, what is radiant heating? The concept is simple. Using invisible electromagnetic infrared rays, heat is transferred to objects in the room. One object transfers heat to another and so on. Think about sitting in front of a roaring fire on a cold day. The heat given off transfers to you and warms you up. It’s the same basic principle!
There are many options when it comes to installing a radiant heating system. I like options, especially when it comes to my home. My home is my sanctuary and I want it to be as comfortable as possible for me and my family. So, with radiant heating, you can decide what installation works for you.
Also, radiant heating can use a variety of sources to heat the liquid: gas or oil boiler, wood-fired boiler, solar water heater, or a combination. That’s what I call personal choice!
Why make a large home purchase if it’s not going to benefit you and your family? There are some major advantages to installing radiant heating in your home:
Through convection, radiant heating heats your home evenly and efficiently. Your tootsies stay warm while you save money, ingest fewer yucky particles, bask in the silence, and maintain complete control of your castle. All great things!
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