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Have You Considered Radiant Heating?

After a long, hot summer, many residents in our area are actually looking forward to cooler temperatures. Once temperatures do begin to really cool off, though, it’s not long before they get outright cold. Because of this, you need to know that your heating system is going to provide you with the level of comfort that you need to make it through the coldest time of the year unscathed.

If you’re in the market for a new heating system, you are wise to consider the use of radiant heating in Des Moines, IA. While most easily installed in new construction projects, radiant heating can be integrated into most existing homes, as well. There are many benefits to be had by using radiant heating, especially when the professionals on our team install and service your system.

What Sets Radiant Heating Apart?

There is nothing wrong with using a forced-air heating system in order to keep your living space warm and comfortable. If there was, furnaces wouldn’t be as incredibly popular as they are. However, there are some issues that you may encounter with a forced air heating system that are entirely resolved by using a radiant system, instead.

Energy loss is a big point of focus when comparing forced air and radiant heating systems. Ductwork can be effective for distributing heat, but it can also leak. These leaks often go undetected, and energy bills are higher than they ought to be as a result. With radiant heating, which applies heat directly to walls or floors in one’s home, you won’t have to worry about that.

Plus, radiant heating can be beneficial in terms of indoor air quality. By avoiding the use of ductwork, you avoid the air quality issues stemming from dirty or leaky ductwork. There is no risk of distributing pollutants throughout the house via ductwork, or of stirring up dust with forced air, because there is not forced air or ductwork associated with the system.

Contact our team to learn more about your radiant heating options. Schaal Heating and Cooling is here to help you stay warm and cozy all winter long.

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