Radiant Heating Systems in Westwood, MA

Radiant heating systems are typically installed in or under the floor of your home or office. These are a fascinating bit of technology, because of the science behind them.

Radiant heating systems depend largely on radiant heat transfer, which is the delivery of heat directly from the hot surface to the people and objects in the room via infrared radiation.

Suburban HVAC has been taking care of homes in the Westwood, MA, area since 1965. We’re proud to provide cost-effective, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems to keep your space comfortable year-round. Trust the company that’s been given the honor of the Carrier President’s Award for Excellence.

To learn more about radiant heat systems for your home or office, contact Suburban HVAC at 781-769-1515.

6 Incredible Benefits of Radiant Heating

Radiant heating has myriad advantages:

  1. It’s more efficient than baseboard heating.
  2. It’s more efficient than forced-air heating.
  3. It eliminates duct losses.
  4. It’s easier on people with allergies.
  5. It uses little electricity – especially the water-based hydronic systems.
  6. It’s a great solution for homes off the power grid or in areas with high electricity prices.

There are three basic radiant floor types:

  1. Air-heated radiant floors
  2. Electric radiant floors
  3. Hydronic radiant floors

We have a team of experts who can help you decide what kind of radiant heating system will best benefit your space.

To speak to one of our experts, contact us today by calling 781-769-1515.

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The 3 Types of Floor Installations of Radiant Heating

When it comes to installing a radiant heating system, there are different types of floor installations:

  1. General installation: Installations consist of cables or tubing.
  2. “Wet” installation: Tubing or cables are embedded in a solid floor. This is one of the oldest forms of modern radiant floor systems. The tubing or cable can be embedded in a thick concrete foundation slab or a thin layer of concrete, gypsum, or other material installed on top of a subfloor.
  3. “Dry” installation: Cables or tubing run in an air space beneath the floor. Occasionally, dry installations involve suspending the tubing or cables under the subfloor between the joists. Reflective insulation must also be installed under the tubes to direct the heat upward.

Once the cables or tubing are set, the next piece to consider is the covering. Ceramic tile is the most common and effective floor covering for radiant floor heating, due to how well it conducts heat and adds to overall thermal storage.

Other materials, such as vinyl and linoleum sheets, carpeting, and wood, aren’t recommended because these types of coverings insulate the floor and decrease the efficiency of your system.

To learn more about the installation types or to schedule a consultation, contact us today at 781-769-1515.

Contact Suburban HVAC for Radiant Heating Installation & Replacement

Radiant heating is an efficient option that’s entirely out of sight and creates virtually no noise, unlike forced-air systems that produce noise. Radiant heat is easiest to install in a new construction or older remodel project since there will be no ducts or registers to worry about.

Suburban HVAC stays on top of the latest HVAC technology, such as radiant heating. For radiant heating services to achieve maximum comfort at home or the office during our cold winters in Massachusetts, contact award-winning team Suburban HVAC.

Contact our team today at 781-769-1515 for more information about radiant heating benefits and our services.


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