When you think about heating you usually think about traditional means of delivery involving boilers and furnaces, vents and baseboards. That is certainly the way heat is traditionally delivered through most American homes, but Tragar Home Services wants you to know about another heating service we deliver that’s based on the idea that heat can be transferred. It’s called radiant heat and we know many of our customers don’t know much about it. Tragar makes it our business to be home heating and cooling experts, so we know our way around all kinds of systems, including radiant heat.
The Tragar Team Are Home Heating Experts
Tragar is the leader in home heating and we’ve been serving since 1956. We’re a family-run company that specializes in and service as well as gas heat service. We’re home heating experts, but we’re so much more. We also install and service air conditioning systems and do full-service plumbing. We offer a wide variety of services at Tragar and we want you to learn five things about radiant heat that you probably didn’t know.
- Radiant Heat Can Be Delivered From Your Floor
- Radiant Heating Dates Back to at Least Roman Times
- It Can Be Installed in Old Homes or New Homes
Unlike traditional heating systems, radiant heat can be delivered from an underground source. According to the Department of Energy, radiant heating systems, like the ones offered by Tragar, can supply heat directly to the floor. These systems are based largely on the principle that heat can be delivered to people and objects via infrared radiation. Think about how you feel the heat from a stovetop from several feet away. The heat depends on the natural circulation of heat in a room, keeping in mind that warm air rises.
Radiant heat is not new technology. The principle behind radiant heat was the same principle behind the architectural concept of a hypocaust, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. A hypocaust is an open space below a floor that is heated by gasses from a fire or furnace below that allows hot air to pass into the room above. It was often used in rooms that housed baths. The system was also common in the private homes of Rome’s northern provinces.
You may have heard that radiant heat has become popular in newer homes. And while that is true, it can be easily retrofitted for older homes as well. Radiant heating can be:
- More energy efficient
- Heat can be more evenly distributed
- Your heating system will run quieter
- You won’t hear the clangs, clicks, and pops common with traditional heating systems
Radiant heat isn’t just for indoors. Tragar can also use radiant techniques to heat your driveways and the walkways and paths outside of your home. You won’t need your snow shovel as much. Why spend hours freezing and risking back injury? If you have a critical job, you’ll be on the road to work faster. Let radiant heat do the work for you.
Tragar’s radiant heat customers report that radiant floor heat makes for a more comfortable home. Our heated driveway customers praise radiant heat’s convenience. If you’re looking for this popular heating system, Tragar can install it for you. Contact us today.