Discover Highly Efficient Heating for Your Home or Business
Horn Plumbing & Heating has served Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania since 1981. Our services include premium hydronic radiant floor heating installation for both homes and commercial businesses throughout the area. Radiant floor heating is becoming increasingly popular for the comfort it provides, and hydronic systems in particular are the top choice due to how cost-effective they are.
The heating technicians at Horn are certified, highly trained and experienced. Our HVAC company has a proven and refined our hydronic radiant floor heating installation process that we will adapt based on the unique requirements of your home or business. We also provide maintenance and repair services for radiant floor heating systems. Give us a call at 1-610-363-4200 or contact us online to request an estimate.
What Is Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating?
Radiant heating systems deliver heat directly through a surface. Those surfaces can be ceilings, walls, or floors, although radiant floor heating tends to be the more popular approach. Heat rises, so having the heat come up through the floor provides the living space better coverage. There are several different core types of radiant floor heating systems including air-heated, electric, and hydronic.
Air-heated systems are generally not practical for homes and even most commercial applications. Electric systems are practical but are not cost-effective in most scenarios. Hydronic systems, which send hot water through piping to radiant floor panels, are cost-effective over the long term and provide great comfort as well.
Radiant Floor Heating Benefits
As the costs associated with hydronic radiant floor heating installation continue to go down, popularity of the technology continues to increase. That is due to the many benefits that radiant floor heating provides. Radiant floor heating gives you warm floors and feels warmer overall to most people than other heating types. These systems are highly efficient, and those savings help to offset the upfront costs over the long term. Due to the panel-based infrastructure, these systems offer zone control. Radiant floor heating does not make noise, and since there is no forced air moving dust throughout your home, indoor air quality tends to be better and no air filters are needed.
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How Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Is Installed
There are two approaches to hydronic radiant floor heating installation: wet and dry. Wet installation involves the radiant tubing being placed in a concrete slab. Dry installations are a more recent innovation and allow for the tubing to be placed in the air space between the floor and subfloor. In either case, PEX tubing is used to provide the radiant heat. That radiant tubing is connected to a circulating pump that moves the heated and cooled water. Water is heated via either a boiler or water heater, which in some cases can be the same water heater that provides hot water throughout your entire home. The system will also have a thermostat, and it is often possible to adjust it on a room-by-room basis.
Hydronic Heating Repair Services
Horn does much more than provide hydronic radiant floor heating installation services. If your heat is not working as expected or has stopped working altogether, we will dispatch a repair technician who can diagnose the problem and fix your heater quickly and affordably. We appreciate how important your heat is in the winter which is why we are available 24/7/365, including weekends and holidays.
Radiant Heating Maintenance
Hydronic radiant floor heating installation is an investment, and seasonal maintenance is the best way to maximize it. Routine service will keep your monthly costs low, help avoid costly repairs, and extend the lifespan of your equipment. Our heater tune-ups include a multipoint inspection, thorough cleaning, tightening, lubrication, and correction of any wear and tear. You can schedule service as needed, but we also offer annual and semiannual HVAC maintenance plans that help you save and keep you on schedule. Call us today at 1-610-363-4200 or contact us online to learn more about those plans and how we can personalize them for you.
Choose Horn When You Need Furnace Service
Stay warm all winter and enjoy peace of mind by choosing Horn Plumbing & Heating to service your furnace or other heating equipment. We have provided reliable heating services more than 40 years, and we look forward to meeting your heating needs. Call us at 1-610-363-4200 or contact us online with any questions or to schedule a furnace service appointment.