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Top 6 Radiant Heating Tips for Your Home

If you are looking for new ways to heat your home, you may be considering radiant heating. Or perhaps you already have radiant heating in your home, and you are trying to work out the most advantageous way to use it. 

Keeping your home comfortable is important, when it’s affordable, even better! Here are some tips to help keep your home cozy all winter long:

Six Radiant Heating Tips for Your Home

  • When it comes to the thermostat, you will want to make sure it is in the right location. You want to have it on an interior wall installed approximately 5 feet above the floor. Keep the thermostat out of direct sunlight & and away from any heat sources for better heat management.
  • To regulate the humidity levels in your home while using your heating system make sure that there is the appropriate amount of ventilation for your home.  this is especially important if you live in a “tight” home.  Check with the design professionals at your HVAC pros and/or conduct a energy audit for your home that includes a blower door test to measure this for your home.  
  • If you are airing out your home for any reason (or instance paint smells, etc.) and have the windows open, be sure to turn the heat off. This will help save energy and money on your heating bills.
  • Leaving your under floor heating on for most of the day will make sure you have faster response times when you do need to heat your home. In winter months, leave the heating on at a reduced heat to make sure your house is warm when you need it the most.
  • If you don’t already have a zoned system it may be worth looking into. This can help a whole lot when it comes to using your heating system efficiently. This will allow you to heat up communal areas as needed but not the fourth bedroom that is hardly ever used.
  • For better temperature control change your thermostat out when it is more than 15 years old.

If you would like more information on radiant heating, contact the team at P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling today!

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