Radiant Floor Heating Contractors

Radiant Heat should be a decision that you feel completely comfortable with… comfortable with the concept, comfortable with the radiant heating product that you choose… and most of all, comfortable with the long-term results! AJL Plumbing has the best proven solution for your electric radiant heating needs.

Radiant heat flooring in otsego countyRadiant Floor Heating (RFH) in a new home or replacing an inefficiant heating system, installation is when working with AJL Plumbing and Heating. Radiant flooring heat works with all types of floor coverings and can be used in a single room or throughout your home.

What is Radiant Flooring

In a radiant setup, the warmth is supplied by hot-water tubes or electric wires buried underneath the floor. As the invisible waves of thermal radiation rise from below, they warm up any objects they strike, which radiate that captured heat in turn. Though the air temperature remains relatively constant, you stay comfortable because the surrounding surfaces aren't stealing warmth from your body. Contrast that with what happens in a conventional forced-air heating system, the kind found in most American homes. Air blows out of the registers at a well-baked 120 degrees, rises to the top of the room where it quickly sheds heat, then drops back down as it cools. The air in the room becomes uncomfortably stratified: Your head can be bathed in warmth while your toes lie in the frozen zone. Then there's the problem of cycling. "You turn on the furnace, it quickly takes you to 68 or 70, and then shuts off," says Richard. The result is a phenomenon he calls "the cold 70," which is what you feel right after the hot air stops pumping from the registers. Those jarring ups and downs are absent with radiant floors, which may reach 85 degrees, tops, on a frigid day. The warm air still rises, but it does so evenly over the entire floor, so the coolest air stays up at the ceiling. To learn more about radiant heating and how we can help you with your installation choose AJL Plumbing & Heating to be your radiant floor heating contractor.

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