New Mexico Radiant Heat Experts
system’s are growing more and more popular in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Rio Rancho. There are two major types of radiant heating, in-floor and baseboard heating systems. Radiant heat is a type of system more people are choosing because unlike a furnace it doesn’t heat by blowing warm air. They heat the home by warming from the floor up creating a comfortable warmth throughout the home. TLC technicians are licensed and qualified to repair, replace and upgrade all types of radiant heat systems and offers 24 hour emergency service.
How Radiant Heat Works
Radiant heat works by radiating heat from the ground up, warming everything it touches. As opposed to a furnace system that blows warm air into the room which can be uneven heating and as soon as the blower reaches its temperature setting it stops and the air begins to cool before starting up again when the temperature drops. Radiant heat systems can heat your whole home or can be a supplemental heating source for a room or addition. In Santa Fe & Northern New Mexico we see a lot of wood and pellet stoves, as well as fireplaces and radiant heat or baseboard heaters are used as a supplemental heating source. Most homes that have radiant heat as the primary heating source use hot water “hydronic” radiant heat because electric radiant heat can be quite costly to use as a primary heat source.
Types of Radiant Heat Systems
When most people think of radiant heat they think of radiant floor heating which is probably the most popular. However, there are also baseboard heaters which provide the same type of ambient heat that is considered “radiant”. Both of these types of heating also can be hot water or electric.
Radiant Floor Heating
In-floor radiant heat is typically installed in new homes and isn’t usually a cost effective type of heating system to convert an existing home to. Most in-floor systems are operated by hot water boilers.
Baseboard Heating Systems
Baseboard heating systems are not typically a primary heating source in New Mexico homes, but usually, rather a supplemental heating source to accompany a fireplace, wood stove or other type of heating system. They can be hot water or electric. TLC’s technicians are qualified to repair baseboard heating systems.
Radiant Heat Installation
If you’re considering installing radiant heat to your current home it will be rather complex to add in-floor radiant heat to your existing home. In floor heat requires the coils to be installed in the concrete slab and installing a boiler. However, it is possible and TLC is experienced in these types of installations.
NM Radiant Heat Maintenance & Repair Experts
TLC’s team of HVAC technicians are licensed and trained to service, repair and replace your radiant heating system, whether its radiant floor heating or baseboard heaters.
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