Orange County, CA Radiant Floor Heating Systems
The majority of homes in Orange County, CA have some form of forced-air heating provided by a furnace or heat pump combined with an air handler. The technology behind these types of heating systems have allowed them to become more efficient in recent years. But they do have their drawbacks when compared to other options such as a radiant floor heating system.
If you are interested in learning more about radiant floor heating systems as a way to heat your home, call Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air today. We offer full installation, maintenance, and repair services for radiant home heating systems, and can discuss with you your radiant floor system options. You’ll find that our services our second to none.
Call the team who has proudly served Orange County since 1981. Contact us today to schedule heating services in your home.
How Radiant Floor Systems Work
Radiant floor heating offers several clear benefits over traditional forced-air heating. To start, this type of system is very quiet. A boiler heats water in a utility room or garage, and the heated water is then delivered to each room of the home through pipes. Those pipes are placed 1 to 4 inches beneath the floorboards in each room of the home where they release their heat and warm the living spaces.
Not only do radiant floor systems operate in relative quiet, they are also clean and efficient. There is no air blown through ductwork to carry allergens like dust and pollen. There are also no air handlers or filters to worry about getting clogged.
Heat is released slowly from copper pipes beneath the floorboards instead of in big blasts of hot air, as is the case with forced-air systems. Because heat is released slower, it is more efficient and comfortable; plus, it heats evenly because it is present in the entire floor, not just a corner of the room where a vent can be placed.
Radiant Floor System Installation
If you decide to have a radiant floor heating system installed in your home, know that it is an involved installation process, especially if you don’t have an existing boiler in place. New pipes must be installed along with a boiler to warm the water that will supply the heat. We recommend that if you do this in an existing, lived-in home, you do it in small sections to minimize disruption to your household. Floorboards and tiles must be removed to install the new pipes, and the process can take many days depending on how much of your home you want to renovate. If you are having a renovation done or a new room added on, it is a perfect time to have radiant floor heating installed as it can fit easily into the process.
Whatever your home heating needs, Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air can get the job done for you. Call today to talk with a technician about having a radiant floor heating system installed in your Orange County home. If you have an existing system, call us to discuss our offerings for maintenance and repair.