Radiant Heating, Radiator Service & European Radiator Repair in Pittsburgh, PA
Radiant floor heating is probably the most aesthetic form of heating on the market today. Other than even warmth spread throughout your room, you won’t even know it’s there. The clanking radiators, dirt-collecting vents, and dust spewing ducts of a forced air system are replaced by a gentle blanket of heat, right where you want it. For more information about the significant energy savings and numerous benefits of radiant heating, call Metro Heating & Cooling at 412-253-6942 and speak to a helpful representative of our staff. Our NATE-certified technicians have the practical experience and factory training to complete your radiant project quickly, skillfully and at a reasonable price. We offer free in-home estimates and flexible financing options.
With radiant flooring, the warmth is supplied by hot water tubes or electric wires buried underneath the floor. Invisible waves of thermal radiation spread evenly from the ground up, warming every object they touch. As heat is absorbed by furniture, it is then distributed throughout the room. While the temperature holds relatively constant, the surrounding surfaces aren’t stealing warmth from your body, allowing you to reduce thermostat settings without sacrificing comfort. You’ll feel warmer but pay less!
Electric radiant is generally retrofitted to a single room, such as a bathroom or kitchen, and utilizes zigzagging loops of resistance wire. Hydronic or hot water systems circulate water from a boiler or hot water heater through loops of tubing. Because water is denser than air and can transport 3,200 times more heat per cubic foot, it can circulate slowly, providing even and silent heat. Hydronic systems are the most popular and economical method of heating an entire home. The initial price tag of these systems are higher than conventional methods of heating, but can save up to 40% off energy bills, quickly paying for itself, and there’s no comparison when it comes to comfort.
With traditional forced air systems, hot air blows out of registers. The heated air naturally rises toward the ceiling. Your head is warm while your toes are freezing. Cold floors and surfaces throughout your rooms make you feel colder, leading to higher thermostat settings. Especially since the hot air from a forced air furnace drops back down as it cools. When the furnace turns on, it may take you very quickly up to seventy degrees, but then shuts off. These jarring temperature fluctuations are eliminated with radiant floors.
Radiant heating systems are an ideal choice for people who suffer from allergies, sensitivity to dust, or respiratory problems. Dust mites, dirt, dander and irritants that hide in carpets are eliminated. There’s also no ductwork or vents where dust, mold and contaminants tend to accumulate and pollute indoor air quality. With radiant floor heating, or RFH, maintenance is extremely low, and the system can easily last up to forty years. That’s almost twice as long as the average furnace.
Metro Heating & Cooling is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, having consistently met strict standards of training, business practices and customer service. We are extremely proud to offer our customers the most sophisticated and durable options on the market today. Carrier gas- and oil-fired boilers are the perfect heat source for your radiant system, providing efficient and reliable warmth without the noise and draft of forced air systems. Consider the many options available through Carrier’s Performance and Comfort Series, and choose from ENERGY STAR rated models and up to 90% AFUE.
If you’ve ever tiptoed across a freezing cold floor, shivering, you’ll appreciate the luxury of radiant heat. It’s silent, invisible and rewarding comfort right where you’ll enjoy it most. With a radiant system you’ll benefit from more consistent temperature control, significant energy savings, cleaner indoor air quality and a solution to the Pittsburgh area cold that fits seamlessly into the design of your home. Radiant heating is a choice that brings nothing but rewards. Contact Metro Heating & Cooling for expert installation throughout Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our licensed team of professionals has the know-how, dedication and hands-on experience to complete your project quickly, perfectly and at a fair price.