We may be pretty well known for our summer heat in New Mexico. However, our winters pack quite the punch too as far as cold temperatures go—particularly at night. With the official start of fall just a few weeks away and with nighttime temperatures already dropping to the 40s, now is the time to start thinking about your radiant heating system. Is it ready for winter?
One of the most advantageous parts of having a radiant heating system is that no matter what kind you have, it requires little in the way of maintenance. This does not, however, mean that maintenance is unnecessary. And when it comes time for you to schedule this service, you definitely want a team on your side with the specialized experience and skills that our staff has.
Understanding Your Radiant System’s Maintenance Needs
In order to best understand the maintenance requirements of your radiant heating system, you need to know how it works. While some radiant heating systems use electric heating panels, most homeowners choose the boiler route, which circulates heated water through a network of tubes running throughout your home. Radiant heating systems of this nature are installed behind walls or beneath floors to allow for even, effective heating.
The reason their maintenance needs are considerably less than that of a traditional furnace is basically because a radiant heating system doesn’t require ductwork. Mechanically, boilers are much simpler systems than furnaces, requiring no fans or other moving parts. These components all account for a lot of damages in other heating systems—something you don’t have to contend with when you invest in a radiant heating system.
However, as mentioned above, this does not negate the need for radiant heating maintenance. You’ll still want to have it checked on a yearly basis to ensure that everything’s working as it should and no problems are cropping up.
To enroll in our comprehensive Los Alamos, NM heating maintenance program, give Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration a call today!