At DJ Plumbing & Heating our expert technicians have the information you need when you decide its time to change or install a complex heating system for your home or business. Give us a call 778-227-1119 or email us [email protected] and we will be happy to answer all of your questions.
Some of the common questions we get asked…
Have you ever enjoyed standing in front of a sunny window on a cold day, soaking up the sun’s warmth? The sun is an excellent example of a radiant heating source. The heat that radiates from the sun is comfortable because it heats objects, including your body, and not the air. The same is true for radiant systems installed in your home.
Radiant heating systems are considered by many as the ultimate form of comfort heating for your home or business. The system consists of a boiler, a pump, manifold, and thermostats that are connected by composite plastic piping that is embedded in your floors or connected to baseboards or radiators located around the outer perimeter of the residence. The energy from heated water in the pipes radiates to the surrounding environment, warming floors, furniture and anyone in the room.
For radiant in-floor heating, various sections or “zones” are typically installed, and each zone of the home is on a loop that begins and ends at the boiler in the buildings utility room. Thermostats are installed for each zone and control a manifold connected to the boiler. They are then adjusted to the desired temperature for the room. This set up allows for variations, so that, for example, the bedrooms can be cooler, the bathroom warmer, and the living spaces somewhere in the middle.
We use only a leak-resistant, non-toxic, high temperature, flexible piping called cross-linked polyethylene (PEX). PEX is durable tubing that doesn’t become brittle over time and isn’t affected by aggressive concrete additives or water conditions. PEX has been used in Europe since the 1970s and was introduced to North America in the early 1980s.
According to Statistics Canada, It’s estimated that 80% of homes in BC are heated using either forced air furnaces or electric baseboard heating systems.
The choice to install radiant flooring is dependent on many factors. If you’re happy with the way your home is currently being heated then the cost of installing radiant flooring is likely something you can do without. However, if you were planning on upgrading your heating system, building a new home, completely remodeling an existing property, or you’re thinking of building an addition, radiant flooring is definitely worth considering because these systems are extremely efficient and will cost considerably less to operate in the future.
In addition to huge savings on your heating bill, radiant flooring can be an important selling point when and if you’re trying to sell your home.
Why Choose Us?
DJ Plumbing & Heating has been installing Boilers and Hydronic Heating Systems for more than 15 Years. This experience makes us the right choice when choosing a company to install an intricate heating system for your home or business. Give us a call today 778-227-1119 or email us at [email protected] and arrange for one of our Heating and Gas specialists to send you a detailed estimate and to answer any questions you have about the services we provide.