Radiant Boiler Services in San Rafael
What Is Radiant Heating?
Radiant heating systems use hot water that travels through a pipeline underneath the flooring to heat homes. In Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area, radiant floor heating systems were first installed in Eichler homes. Radiant floors using water-filled piping within the concrete slab were ideal for the open plan, non-visible, modern look of Eichler homes. These were the early pioneering days of radiant floor heating.
Today’s radiant floor heating systems are well-made, accurately engineered, and very reliable.
Radiant floor heating is now common in:
- Custom homes
- Small homes
- Second units
- Office buildings
- Commercial factories
There is even radiant heating in the floor of the elephant house at San Francisco zoo!
Radiant Floor Heating in the Bay Area
Since 1986, John Owens Services, Inc. has been proudly servicing radiant floors in San Rafael. Whether you are looking to repair radiant floor heating in an Eichler home or install one in a newly built home, we are the experts you can trust. We have licenses for plumbing, boiler, HVAC, electrical, and general construction, so you can be sure that we will provide high-quality services every time.
When to Repair or Replace Your Radiant Heating System
Radiant heating systems are a reliable and effective way to warm your home, but like any other heating system, they will require service from time to time. As a savvy homeowner, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that it's time to call for repair or consider a full hydronic system replacement.
Here's what to watch out for:
- You notice damage to your floor. Does your flooring smell funny? Do you have discolored or damp carpeting? Is your flooring lifting and/or squeaking when you walk on it? This may point to a leak in your radiant heating system's pipes.
- System isn't heating or is heating unevenly. This issue could stem from a number of causes, including a thermostat malfunction, wiring issues, improper spacing of cables or pipes, a lack of adequate insulation, or a damaged heating cable.
- Your energy bills have increased. An increase in your gas or electricity bill could be an indication that your pipes are leaking and making your system work harder.