Why Choose Radiant Heating Over a Forced Air System?

When it comes to temperature control in this part of the country, the air conditioner obviously reigns supreme. As a glance at the weather forecast will show, though, with temperatures regularly dipping into the forties this time of the year, your heating system has some work to do as well. Just because you don’t use your heater quite as much as your AC doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give it some serious attention.

If you’re planning on having a new heater installed before the chilliest time of this year, we recommend that you consider the use of a radiant heating system in Tucson, AZ. There is nothing wrong with using a forced air heater like a furnace, of course. However, radiant heating does have some benefits to offer that forced air heating cannot.

  • Efficiency. When you use a forced air heating system, you depend upon your air ducts in order to distribute heat throughout your home. With a radiant heating system, though, heat is applied directly to the floors of your home. That heat then radiates up from the floor (or out from the walls, depending upon the setup of the system) and warms the objects in the rooms. This includes furniture and human bodies alike. There is no risk of energy loss via air leaks.
  • Air quality. Another major benefit of radiant heating is the fact that your indoor air quality is not put at risk. When ducts leak, they can let pollutants into the system just as easily as they let heated air out. Plus, simply blowing air into the living space can stir up dust and dirt. You won’t have to worry about any of this when you use a radiant heating system.
  • Comfort. Many people simply prefer the level of comfort that radiant heating allows for. You don’t have to worry about the cool spots that can develop with forced air heating, and the heat will stick around longer than it would when using heated air, which can rise to the ceiling. Let us know if you have any questions.

Goettl Air Conditioning can handle your radiant heating services.