Radiant heating systems offer a number of advantages over traditional heaters. They warm the people and furnishings in your home directly though coils or tubes planted beneath the floorboards, eliminating the muck of boilers, and the drafts and cold spots of forced-air furnaces. They’re also more energy efficient, which can help you save significant amounts of money on monthly bills depending on how often you run your heater. With winter on its way here in Westlake, OH, that’s apt to be quite a bit. Radiant heating systems also tend to suffer from fewer breakdowns than other systems, though they do occur from time to time, and when they do, you want someone properly trained to fix it. Here are 3 repair issues with radiant heating that you should watch out for.
Leaks almost never happen, at least in the coils and tubes themselves. There’s no moving parts beneath the floors and they’re protected from damage down there, so it’s almost never a concern. Leaks can spring up at the apex to the system if the seals become corroded, however, and sometimes leaks can spring up in the pump as well. Check the pressure gauge in your system to see if any hidden leaks have emerged.
Radiant heating systems use electricity to power the pumps and motors that operate the system. Frayed wires, loose connections and problems with the larger electrical grid n your household can create difficulties with your system.
Low levels of heat force your system to work harder and increase the possibility of a larger breakdown, They’re usually caused by problems with the pump or by an issue with the thermostats. A trained technician can usually get to the bottom of it quickly.
If you encounter issues with radiant heating, call the professionals at Westland Heating and Air Conditioning today!