If you have a home with radiant heating and a boiler, there are some things that you can do to improve the performance of your heating system. Adding in floor heating is a great way to improve radiant heating systems. There are also options for energy efficient boilers that you may want to consider if it is time to have an old boiler replaced. When you are making improvements to your home, here are four things that you may want to consider to improve your radiant heating system:
1. Installing Modern Digital Controls And Thermostats
If you want to bring your radiant heating system up-to-date, installing digital thermostats and controls can help to make it more efficient. The thermostats have safety controls to alert you before there is a problem, and can do a lot more than just make your heating more efficient; they can also prevent maintenance problems and lower repair costs for your heating system. Many older boilers can have the controls and thermostats easily upgraded by a heating repair technician.
2. Zoning Of Radiant Heating Systems For Larger Installations
Zoning is a method of heating and air conditioning that allows systems to provide air conditioning to the area of the home where it is needed. Zoning can reduce the cost of operating your radiant heating system and make it more efficient. If you have a larger system, separate pumps and valves can be added to the system for zoning to make it more efficient. If you have a home with more than one level, zoning is a good option to improve the efficiency of heating in your home.
3. Using Newer Radiators With Modern Designs
If you want to have radiators with your heating system, there are newer radiators with modern designs. Some of these can blend in with furniture, and others have sleek, thin profiles. There are even towel warmers for bathrooms and vertical radiators for areas with limited open wall space to install radiators horizontally. If you want to have more space in your home, changing the radiators and their configuration can help you to better utilize the space of your home and improve energy efficiency.
4. Wall And In-Floor Hidden Heating Solutions
If you are doing renovations to areas of your home like kitchens or bathrooms, these can be great areas to install systems that are hidden in the walls or in-floor radiant heating systems. The wall and in-floor systems will be out of sight and provide you with more space for your home because you will not have radiators to worry about. Moreover, these improvements can add the comfort you want to your home and provide you with heating where floor plans make it difficult to install radiators due to cabinets, plumbing and other household appliances.
These are some of the things that you can do to bring an old radiant heating system with a boiler up-to-date to make it more efficient. If you need help with some of these improvements to your heating system, contact a professional heating and HVAC contractor like Lakeside Heating & A/C Inc. to get these improvements done to your home.Share