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Is Radiant Heating Right for You?

Winter in Boston, MA is cold in the extreme, and the right heating system can do wonders for you. If you’re looking to replace your heating system this fall, you might want to consider an alternative model to the traditional boilers or forced-air furnaces that most of us have used in the past. Radiant heating costs more to install in your home, but you can reap significant benefits from its inclusion in your life. Here’s a breakdown of how it all works.

Into the Floors

Radiant heating works by channeling heat directly through the floors into your feet and the furnishings of your home. The floorboards are removed and a series of tubes are inserted that pump warm water or similar fluids through. That allows radiant heat to move up into the room without having to rely on fans or blowers to push hot air around.

Why That’s Beneficial

As we stated earlier, radiant heating systems can cost quite a bit to install and often involve a lot of work to do so, since it often involves moving furnishings around and quite literally removing your floor before replacing it again. So what kinds of benefits do you get in return for all that effort?

  • Lower Costs. Radiant heating costs much less to run month-to-month than others. since it uses little energy to run. Furthermore, the bulk of it is protected beneath your floors, which means that repair jobs are rare.
  • A More Pleasant Environment. The lack of forced air in radiant heating systems means that you don’t have to deal with breezeways or cold spots in your home, making it a more comfortable place to be.
  • Fewer Colds. That lack of forced air means that germs and flu bugs won’t circulate as easily in your home either.

Call Cooling Unlimited today to find out more!

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