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Consider Radiant Heating Installation This Fall

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Summer is over, and people are starting to get their homes ready for the heating season. For some homeowners, that means looking for a new heating system entirely. If you’re one of those people, you should take a look at radiant heating. Radiant heating systems are a great alternative to traditional forced air systems, with many unique advantages to offer. Read on to find out why you should consider installing a radiant heating system in your home this fall. (more…)

Signs You Need Repairs for Your Radiant Heating

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

One of the best things about radiant heating is the warm floors. But what happens when you put your bare foot down one day and feel that the floor isn’t as toasty as usual?

You may have a need for radiant heating repair in Elk Grove Village. Because radiant heating is either under your flooring or behind your walls or ceilings, it can be hard to detect when there’s an issue. Here are some signs to look for when it comes to potential problems that can develop with your radiant heating.

Hydronic Radiant Heating

With a hydronic system, either hot water or steam is used to heat your home. Here are some of the signs that can indicate a problem has developed:

  • Leaking – the tubing for hydronic radiant systems is very durable, so when a leak develops, it is usually due to damage to the tubing or poorly-done plumbing issues. Not only can leaks cause a loss of heating, they can cause serious water damage if left unattended, so if you detect a leak in the area of your hydronic radiant heating, call for help right away.
  • Not enough heat – leaks can be a culprit of decreased heating, but so can air lock and scaling in the tubing. Air lock develops when an air bubble gets trapped in the tubing; air bubbles do not allow the water to pass, which will reduce the heat in that area of tubing. Scaling is the build-up of minerals on the inside of the tubing; if the build-up is significant enough, it can restrict the amount of water passing through the tubing.

Electric Radiant Heating

Electric radiant heating uses electric cables to generate heat. As with hydronic radiant heating, certain kind of problems can develop:

  • Tripping breaker – every electrical radiant system has certain requirements, including correctly-sized breakers; should the breaker be undersized or faulty, you’ll have problems heating your floor.
  • Uneven heating – like the tubing of a hydronic radiant system, the electrical cables of an electrical radiant system can be damaged. Dropping a heavy object can damage wiring, as can broken tiles that may cut into a wire. When any part of an electrical cable is damaged, it affects how that cable will heat.

Properly repairing radiant heating in Elk Grove Village takes skill and expertise. This is why, if you are experiencing any kind of problems with your radiant heating system, you should call for expert help.

Service King has helped multiple customers with their heating systems, so if you are having problems with yours, call us today!