*BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating Inc. no longer offers radiant heating services. Check out our other heating services to find the perfect fit for your heating needs.

Here in Westwood, NJ, there are many different types of heating systems that people use in their homes.  This includes furnaces, heat pumps, geothermal systems, and radiant heating: the last of which is an innovative and surprisingly simple means of keeping warm. If you’re looking into replacing an existing heating system or installing an entirely new one and you want to examine alternatives to the usual model, a radiant heating system may be just what you need.

Here are 3 things you should know about radiant heating:

  1. It generates heat from the floor. Radiant heating systems rely on a series of tubes and reflective panels, placed beneath the floorboards of your home. They warm the room directly through your feet or furnishings by running hot water through the tubes and letting the panels transfer the heat directly. This can involve a fair amount of disruption during the initial installation, though once installed, it provides even and consistent heating.
  2. It doesn’t involve any forced air. Radiant heating doesn’t rely on a fan or blow to transfer heat through the air the way a traditional furnace does. Heat moves directly into the objects through the radiant heat in the floor, which means there are no breezes, drafts or cold spots to contend with. The system is also very quiet, and doesn’t spread dust through your home, which can be a great boon for family members suffering from allergies.
  3. It’s efficient. Because it doesn’t lose energy by using air ducts, radiant heating systems use much less energy than traditional furnaces. This can make a great deal of difference in your monthly budgets and over time you can save enough to offset the cost of installation.

The things you should know about radiant heating will not only help you make an informed choice with a new heating system, but will prepare you for the benefits that this kind of system can provide. In Westwood, NJ, heating systems of this sort can be installed by the experts at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. We can discuss your options with you and perform your installation quickly and effectively. Give us a call today to get started!

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