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Fresno, CA Radiant Systems by Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning

Radiant heating, at its simplest explanation, is the heating of an object or surface that then radiates its heat outward. Think of a rock that sits in the sun all day: it starts out cool, and then throughout the day becomes warmer and warmer, radiating its gained heat outward. This is the same concept a radiant heating system uses, but on a much more technical and directed level. The correct installation of a radiant heating system is critical to its successful operation, and things like type of installation used and floor covering choices are important aspects of the installation process. Homeowners have a few choices when it comes to the type of installation they use when choosing to heat their homes with a radiant heating system. The most common installation choices are using electrical cable with subflooring, using electrically-conductive matting with subflooring or using a “wet” installation, where electrical cable is placed in wet cement to create a concrete slab.

Working with an installation specialist, like the ones at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning, can help you determine which installation type will work best for your home. It is also important to know who to call in case your radiant heating needs repair. Radiant heating repairs can be challenging because it isn’t always obvious where the heating problem is originating. Sometimes there may be an electrical issue with your electrical panel or a faulty circuit breaker causing heating problems; other times, the electric cable may have been unknowingly damaged by the floor covering. Our heating professionals know to look for these things and more, so if you are having problems with your radiant heating, call us today!

Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning provides radiant system services in Fresno, CA and the surrounding areas.

What Are the Benefits of a Radiant Heating System?

Feeling a warm floor on bare feet is great, but this isn’t the only benefit radiant heating has to offer; a second benefit is gentle heating. Because the heat from a radiant system moves through surfaces, it is a gradual, consistent heat that feels very different from a forced air system. Radiant heating also doesn’t dry out the air as much, so loss of humidity is less of an issue with a radiant heating system. But one of the biggest benefits of a radiant system is for allergy sufferers. Why? A radiant heating system doesn’t ever swirl the air around like a forced air system does. Swirling air kicks up dust and dirt, which can send the allergy sufferers in your family into a full–blown allergy attack; additionally, the moving dust and dirt can also aggravate chronic respiratory disorders like asthma. If a radiant heating system seems like a good option for your home, call the specialists with the expertise to install and repair your radiant heating system: Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning.

We Install and Service Radiant Systems

The correct installation of a radiant heating system requires prior experience, an in–depth understanding of the system and the ability to understand the customer’s heating needs. At Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning, we pride ourselves on our years of experience, commitment to customer satisfaction and our knowledge of heating installation and repair. If you are contemplating the installation of a radiant heating system or your existing system needs repairs or maintenance, call the people you can count on: Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning.