Unsurpassed Warmth and Comfort
If you want unsurpassed warmth and comfort, then, without question, your choice should be radiant heat. It is the most comfortable, healthiest and most natural heating process available. In fact, it has been around since the time of the ancient Romans. They directed hot gasses through channels beneath marble floors to warm them. Although directing hot gasses through channels is not an option for most of us today, the application of radiant heat is very much available.
What is Radiant Heat and How Does It Work?
Basically, radiant heat is the transfer of heat from a warm surface to a cooler surface. Radiant energy travels through space without heating the space itself. It only turns into heat when it contacts a cooler surface. The Radiant Panel Association uses the following analogy to describe radiant energy: “Hold your hand over a cup of coffee and feel the heat. The logical conclusion is that heat rises. Logical maybe, but incorrect! ‘Hot air’ rises but ‘heat’ can travel in any direction. That is why you can feel the heat of the cup when you place your hand to the side of it.”
There are many radiant heat installation options available, depending on the application. At TJ’s Plumbing and Heating, we have installed radiant heat tubes beneath a concrete pour, in Climate Trak systems under the floor, and Climate Panels beneath tile, hardwood, carpet, and on walls. We also install radiators in pre-finished rooms. (For each of these, you will need to have a hot water heating boiler.) All of our customers who have had radiant heat installed swear they would never return to conventional heating.
Whether you decide to heat your home with radiant heat, or use radiant heat principles to fit your driveway with automatic snow melt, we are qualified to meet your needs.
TJ’s Plumbing and Heating Inc. is proud to use Viega products.
TJ’s Plumbing and Heating, Inc. is a proud member of the Radiant Panel Association.