As we head toward the coldest season of the year, you may be looking for a new heating system, or looking to add heating to a section of your home, like a mud room or laundry room. Radiant heating can be a great choice for either need, but within the category of radiant heating, you have a choice to make, namely what type of radiant heating you’d like to use for your home in Hamilton, OH. The heating experts from Bartels Heating & Cooling are here to give you a quick overview of the two choices and how they can work in your home.
Electric Radiant Heating
One of the options you can choose is electric radiant heating. With electric radiant heating, cables with wiring inside generate heat when electrified. This kind of cabling can be set underneath flooring, inside walls and above ceilings. There are also a couple of ways the cable can be installed. For flooring, the cables can be installed directly to subflooring, or they can be set in wet cement that dries and becomes a radiant slab. Both ways are equally effective; it is really the location of the installation that will determine which method is used.
Hydronic Radiant Heating
Hydronic radiant heating is heating via hot water or steam. For this type of system, you will need a boiler. Flexible PEX tubing is used with this kind of radiant heating system, and the tubing can be installed underneath flooring either directly onto subflooring or set into cement to create a radiant slab. Because water is used with this kind of system, it is not recommended for radiant heating in walls or ceilings. You can also use this type of heating in conjunction with radiators and baseboard heating.
The experts from Bartels Heating & Cooling are here to help with all of your radiant heating needs, so give us a call today!