Heating Contractors Ames IA

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Jerrys Heating & Cooling
(515) 292-3113
253 Village Dr
Ames , IA
 
Kapaun & Brown Incorporated
(515) 232-0955
1717 E Lincoln Way
Ames , IA
 
Swanson Hardware Incorporated
(641) 377-2684
409 Main St
Colo , IA
 
Primrose Heating & Air Cond
(319) 827-1182
725 5th St
Jesup , IA
 
Vogt Plumbing & Heating Inc
(712) 472-2248
109 N Marshall St
Rock Rapids , IA
 
Ames Heating & Cooling Inc
(515) 292-3322
1503 Florida Ave
Ames , IA
 
Pritchard Brothers Inc
(515) 432-6816
1019 Story St
Boone , IA
 
Dorrian Heating & Cooling Inc
(515) 987-4310
25750 U Avenue
Waukee , IA
 
Caswell Plbg Htg & Air Cond
(712) 753-4911
312 West Highway 18
Inwood , IA
 
The Schebler Company
(563) 359-0110
5665 Fenno Rd
Bettendorf , IA
 

What is Radiant Heating?

Answer:
Radiant heating is one technology used for heating

of building spaces and even sidewalks, driveways and more.

Normally, radiant heating systems for buildings are built into or under the floors, allowing the floors themselves to be warmed, which then heats the space and occupants.  Essentially, there are two kinds of radiant heating in common use:  Electrical or hydronic (uses water as medium for distributing heat). 

With electrical radiant heating , an electric mat (similar to an electric blanket as far as wiring) is built into the flooring, usually during initial construction, though retrofits are available.   With these systems, no boiler or furnace is required , and they are said to be very efficient.  If installed properly, these are low maintenance and long lasting as well.

Hydronic radiant heating systems use water to heat floor areas through a system of serpentine tubing built into the flooring, or sometimes underneath.  The heat comes from water heated by a water heater, boiler, or furnace, and is pumped through the tubing to heat the floors. 

Of course, each system has thermostats and other components.  When the building space thermostat calls for heat, the electric system simply passes electricity through the resistance wires inside the flooring, which quickly warms the floor.  The hydronic system pumps heated water through its tubing system, also heating the floor.

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