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Benefits of Radiant Heating

In towns like West Chester, OH, heating costs can easily get out of control. Our cold winters make reliable heating an absolute necessity, and while a traditional gas furnace can do the job, you have a number of other possible options available to you. For example, radiant heating consists of a series of heating tubes or electric coils in your floors to heat your home. Installation can cost more than it might in the case of a gas furnace, but the benefits of radiant heating can easily outweigh the drawbacks. Here’s a brief list of some of the advantages offered by the technology.

  • Improved efficiency. Radiant heating moves warmth directly into objects in the room, including people. That means there’s no heat lost to drafts or other air flow issues, like there are with gas furnaces. That means it doesn’t waste very much of its energy, which means it costs you much less in monthly energy bills.
  • No drafts or cold spots. Because it doesn’t rely on air flow, radiant heating also avoids some of the problems endemic to air flow, such as cold spots or weird drafts. Radiant heating systems also tend to be quieter than normal gas systems, since they don’t need fans to distribute their heat.
  • Resale value. The initial cost of installing a radiant heating system can be at least partially recouped in resale value on the home. Because radiant heating systems don’t cost a lot to run, anyone who buys the home will benefit from its presence, which can increase the asking price when the times comes to sell.

For heating installation services in West Chester, OH, contact Bartels Heating & Cooling for help. We can discuss the benefits of radiant heating with you, then inspect your home to determine whether it will work.  Give us a call today to make an appointment; you’ll be happy that you did!

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