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A Basic Overview of Radiant Heat Technology

Last updated 2 years ago

By integrating radiant heat technology with your existing boiler or installing a new system in your home, you no longer have to experience chilly wood floors in the winter or cold tile in the morning. Your plumber can heat your floors by installing this ancient and effective technology.

How It Works

The ancient Romans heated their bathhouses with radiant floors. By piping warm water underneath their stone floors, they created a luxuriously comfortable atmosphere for both homes and public baths. Today, the technology operates on the exact same concept with a little extra refinement. PEX piping is flexible polymer plumbing that is ideal for this application. Because it can be manipulated into about any configuration, it is perfect for radiant heating. Installed underneath your floor’s surface, this piping directs heated water from your boiler throughout the floor. The heat is transferred from the piping to the floor itself, radiating upwards to provide a warm surface to stand upon. This can reduce your heating bills in the winter, as well.

Radiant Heating Applications

Radiant heat is most commonly used under tile floors, such as those in the bath. However, homes with both wood or tile flooring can benefit from radiant heating in any room of the house. Simply standing upon a warm floor can make us more comfortable, which can in turn help lower the load on your HVAC system.

Learn more about radiant heating systems when you contact Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 843-6904. You can also visit our website to learn about our installation services for radiant heating systems.


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