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Radiant systems are becoming a popular and cost-effective way to heat Anchorage homes

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Radiant Heat

Radiant systems are becoming a popular and cost-effective way to heat Anchorage homes. Hydronic radiant floor systems pump heated water from a boiler through tubing laid in a pattern underneath the floor. Radiant heating has a number of advantages:

  • The floor becomes the warmest surface in the room, not the coldest
  • More efficient than baseboard heating
  • Usually more efficient than forced-air heating because no energy is lost through ducts
  • The lack of moving air can also be advantageous to people with severe allergies because it does not blow dirt, dust, bacteria, viruses and pet dander around the house
  • You feel comfortable at a lower thermostat setting, so your fuel bills will be lower
  • The system is silent, has few moving part, and requires minimal maintenance
Learn more about radiant heating here:
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/space_heating_cooling/index.cfm/mytopic=12590