Howe Installs Energy-Efficient Radiant Floor Heating
Howe Installs Energy-Efficient Radiant Floor Heating for Homes
While furnaces and other traditional heating systems are well-suited for residential HVAC needs, they’re not always the best solution. Instead, more homes are exploring other options like residential radiant floor heating. Radiant heating systems can also be used for commercial floor heating. When installed by a professional, in-floor heating systems are an energy-efficient alternative to central, forced-air heating.
Choose Howe for radiant floor heating installation and service in Sioux Falls, SD, and the surrounding communities. With more than 80 years of residential and commercial piping experience, we can ensure energy efficient in-floor heat for your home or business. Schedule an appointment with Howe today by calling or texting us at 605-339-2020.
Benefits of Radiant Floor Heating
When everything is functioning correctly, the space should receive consistent heating all day long. But when you trust radiant floor heating systems to local experts like Howe, consistent heat is just the beginning of the benefits you’ll enjoy.
- Energy Efficiency: According to Energy.gov, hydronic floor heating systems are particularly energy efficient. Duct-free operation: Ductwork is crucial for central, forced-air heating, but it’s also the largest source of heat loss. Radiant floor heating is duct-free, lowering heat loss and simplifying maintenance.
- Easy to adjust or scale: When expanding a property with forced-air heating, new ductwork or heaters are often required. Radiant floor heating is more easily scalable, allowing homes and businesses alike to install the exact amount of additional equipment they need.
- Even distribution of heat: In-floor heating systems radiate evenly wherever the piping is installed. Not only is this more comfortable, but it also avoids the drafts common when forced-air systems only have a few open vents available.
- Improved indoor air quality: Furnaces reduce the percentage of moisture in the air, which can lead to dry skin, sinus irritation, etc. Radiant heat flooring keeps humidity levels balanced, and the lack of ductwork reduces the chance airborne allergens circulate into the building.
Commercial Snow Melt Systems
For climates with significant snowfall, it can be a challenge to keep important infrastructure free of snow and ice. Snow melt systems work similarly to radiant floor heating and is used to clear snow and ice from outdoor surfaces. This can help businesses or other commercial properties in South Dakota reduce or eliminate the need to shovel snow or place down salt during the wintertime. As a result, working in winter months is safer and more efficient.
Hydronic piping is placed underneath driveways, parking lots, parking ramps, sidewalks and other outdoor infrastructure that can be covered in snow or ice. When underground sensors detect snow, the system starts automatically. These sensors can also detect when all surfaces have been cleared, preventing energy waste.
Howe Offers the Best Installation in and Around Sioux Falls, SD
Seamless, effective installation comes standard when you choose Howe to put in your new radiant floor heating system. Our radiant floor heating experts review your property and heating needs to determine the best way to implement the piping system, including custom-designed solutions. And if something breaks or malfunctions, we’ll keep things functioning with industry-leading repair and maintenance services.
Learn more about the advantages of radiant floor heating by calling or texting Howe at 605-339-2020 today.