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Why Radiant Heat Is The Best Choice For Your Business

Are you looking for a way to improve the way that you keep your business warm during the winter? The solution may be to use radiant heat instead of forced air heat to get the job done. A radiant heat system uses a series of hot water pipes that are beneath the floor, and the heat radiates upwards from the floor where you feel it. Here is what you need to know about this different style of heating a commercial space

Radiant Heat Is Energy Efficient

A huge reason to use radiant heat is because of how energy efficient it is. The hot water in the pipes retains its heat for a very long time, so the system is not constantly heating water that flows through the pipes. This is different from a forced air system, which needs to be running to generate heat.

This works great for a business setting because you have a lot of people entering and exiting the space. It is tough to keep the heat in during the winter, so having a constant source of heat that doesn't require constant energy will really make a big difference. 

Radiant heat also comes up from the floor, which is where everyone in the building is located. If you have a commercial space with very high ceilings, you are not wasting energy by heating the air above where everyone walks. 

Radiant Heat Is Comfortable

One of the problems with a forced air heating system is that it can be uncomfortable. If you have employees or customers that are near a vent, they may feel too hot having the heat constantly blowing over them while the heat is on. 

Radiant heat creates very even heat across the entire floor, all without blowing air. This can help make everyone in your space feel comfortable, as there will be no hot and cold spots. For example, if you work in a building with office workers, the space beneath their desks will be heated to help keep their feet warm. 

Radiant Heat Uses Zones

A huge problem with a forced air system is that the heat is usually on or off for the entire building, as it all flows through the ductwork at the same time. Radiant heat actually uses zones that you can control, so you can heat parts of the building while not heating others. It allows you to avoid heating unoccupied areas if you do not want to for energy efficiency reasons, or to adjust the temperature in offices and other spaces for improved comfort. 

Contact a commercial heating installation contractor for more info.