A greener alternative to traditional furnaces, hydronic heating, also called radiant heating, is becoming more popular with homeowners due to the flexibility it provides. While this type of heating can be installed into an existing home, it is much more common for commercial buildings or when building a new home or an addition to an existing home. Not only can radiant heat produced by boilers be an energy-efficient choice, it can also be a choice for better air quality.
What is radiant heating?
In simple terms, hydronic heating is a home heating system that uses tubing to run a hot liquid – usually water – beneath the floors, through baseboard heaters, or through radiators to heat your home efficiently.
What are the benefits of radiant heating?
One of the biggest benefits to heating your home with a boiler and a radiant heating system is addition comfort and control due to heating zones. This system can be customized to keep some rooms in the home warmer than others and reduce hot or cold spots due to ineffective ventilation. Radiant heating also alleviates spikes and dips in temperature by producing steady and more efficient heating.
With traditional heating systems, dust and allergens are often recycled through the home through the ventilation and duct system. While replacing filters regularly and keeping vents clean can help to reduce this problem, but not alleviate it. Radiant heating systems do not require the movement of air to warm the home, providing cleaner air and a healthier environment.
Because water is a better heat conductor than air, heat created by a boiler is more easily transferred throughout the home using less energy. In addition, traditional heating systems force air through the ducts and often out of the house through gaps around windows, walls, and insulation.
While estimates vary in different climates, the average savings on energy can be as much as 20 – 40 % when compared to traditional heating systems.
Unlike many heating companies, Copper Cottage has become a trusted provider of boilers and radiant heating systems in South Dakota and Iowa. Once in place, we stand behind our products with a dependable warranty and service when you need it.
Once you install a Weil-McLain boiler and set them up to do what you need them to do, they just plain work. This one simple truth is the reason Weil-McLain boilers are the product of choice for Copper Cottage.