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Do Radiant Heating Systems Require Much Maintenance?

As our nights become progressively chillier, it’s hard to ignore the fact that winter is well on its way. You may be wondering then if your heater is up to the task of continually warming your home on a daily basis throughout the season. If you have a radiant heating system, you’re in good hands as our team is familiar with all types of heating systems on the market.

One of the most appealing features of a radiant system is the limited maintenance it requires. However, just like any other heating system, it does, in fact, require maintenance, and that maintenance should only be performed by highly trained professionals, such as the members of our team. To understand a radiant heating system’s maintenance needs, it’s important to know how they work.

How Does Radiant Heating Work?

Some radiant systems use electric radiant heating panels, although many homeowners choose to heat water with a boiler, which is this circulated through a network of tubes running through the house. They can be installed behind walls or under floors. This method of hydronic heating allows for the even and effective heating of a home, with substantial efficiency.

The primary difference between radiant heating systems and forced-air systems such as furnaces is that radiant heaters don’t necessitate the use of air ducts. Boilers are mechanically simpler than furnaces and don’t require fans and other moving components like furnaces or heat pumps do.

The fans and the air ducts that are used by forced-air systems leave them prone to damages and thus require much more in the way of maintenance and services than a radiant heating system would. So while it is imperative that you have your boiler tuned up and inspected on a routine basis, you can rest assured that with us on the job, you’ll be able to count on reliable performance without the wear and tear that other heaters accumulate.

Contact your Highlands Ranch, CO radiant heating service experts at APC Plumbing & Heating today for maintenance or any questions you may have.

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