Radiant heating is a unique form of heating that involves warming your home through the floor. It offers a number of advantages over traditional heating systems and here in Palm Springs, CA heating trends tend to favor its use over other systems. “Can I put radiant heating in my home?” you ask. The answer is almost always “yes,” though obviously there will be some specifics involved.
As with any other type of heater, you first need to properly size your home. Heating output is measured in BTUs or British Thermal Units. You basically need 50 BTUs for every square foot of space in your home, with modifications made based on factors like sunlight exposure in your home and the amount of insulation in your attic. A qualified professional can inspect your home and make a determination of how much heat you need your system to generate. (This is important in more ways than one: heaters that are too small won’t do the job, while heaters that are too large will cycle on and off rapidly, costing you money.)
From there, you need to move to specifics about the radiant heating system: which rooms you want to install it in, what steps that might take and how much of the house that will cover. It may incorporate additional considerations, like whether you have an existing heating system and how much (or more likely how little) you might use it once the radiant heating system is installed. Finally, you need to determine the exact schedule of the installation, how long it will take and what kind of preparations you need to make (like moving furniture out of the rooms in question).
If you’re asking yourself “can I put radiant heating in my home?” then the Palm Springs, CA heating service experts at Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning are here to help. We can explain your options with radiant heating and let you determine which one works best for you. Heating benefits from efficient systems like radiant heating, saving you money when the desert nights get chilly. Call us today and let us help you choose the right system for you!