DEAR TIM: I'm remodeling a small room that has no heat. Radiant heating is really appealing to me because it's so comfortable. I've seen mats that go under ceramic tile or laminate flooring. Are these electric radiant heating mats reliable? Are they hard to install? Can you control them with a programmable thermostat to save […]
Radiant heat is by no means new. Different form forced-air systems, it uses electromagnetic, infrared waves to heat. Radiant heating systems are a little more expensive to install but provide silent, clean and comfortable heat.
Galvanized ducting buried under concrete slabs can collect water, debris or worse. There is an air duct cleaning system that not only cleans your ducts, but coats them with a waterproofing compound. This system uses your existing ductwork, so no need to install new ducts.
A fresh air intake directly next to water pipes can cause a frozen water pipe. The fresh air is required for today's HVAC systems. By redirecting the make-up air inlet down to the floor, you can provide some pipe freezing protection.
Radiant heat can provide a warm, even heat for your home. The floor radiant heat system consists of a series of plastic piping. This under floor radiant heat can be divided into zones so you can control the heat in various sections of your home.
Selecting the best space heater depends on several factors. Will the best space heaters be used to heat an area or only you? The best space heater could be an electric space heater, a propane space heater or radiant heaters.
Extremely cold temperatures can strain heating systems. Your heating system might be working overtime to keep up the heat in your home. Heat systems should be sized to meet the heat loss calculations for your home.
Radiant floor heating is heavenly and perhaps the most comfortable heating. Installing electric radiant floor heating is not a do-it-yourself project. Find a seasoned installer who can handle radiant in floor heating and all the design specifications and piping.
Discover information on hydronic heating and radiant floor heating with these sources. Hydronic heating and cooling systems are becoming more popular. These manufacturers can provide you with additional information.