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Seattle Radiant Heating FAQ

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If you are considering installing in-floor, radiant heating in your home or commercial property, you probably have a lot of questions. With much to consider when installing any new heating system, you want to be sure the products and services you select meet your needs and your budget. At Northwest Mechanical, Inc., our Seattle-based radiant heating experts are committed to staying up to date with the latest innovations and technologies, and we are standing by to pass that knowledge on to you. See our answers to frequently asked questions about radiant heating below to get started.

If you can’t find the answers to your questions here, don’t hesitate to call our in-floor heating experts at (206) 900-9231.

What Types of Flooring Can Accommodate Radiant Heating?

With recent innovations and improvements in technology, radiant heating can be installed under any type of flooring.

Common flooring types that can accommodate radiant heating include:

  • Carpet
  • Ceramic tile
  • Laminate flooring
  • Linoleum
  • Wood floors

Your radiant heating installation and configuration will depend on the unique needs of your home. Rest assured our experts will discuss all your options with you.

What Is the Average Lifespan of a Radiant Heating System?

With proper and routine maintenance, your in-floor, radiant heating system can last up to 35 years, if not longer. This is significantly longer than the lifespan of traditional heating systems, such as furnaces and boilers, which only last around 15-20 years. The extended lifespan and more energy-efficient operation are the main reasons why so many of our customers have made the switch to radiant heating systems.

What Happens If My Radiant Heat Tubing Breaks?

It is very uncommon for radiant heat tubing to break once it has been installed in your flooring. However, if a break occurs, Norwest Mechanical, Inc. can help. Our experienced technicians offer superior radiant heat repair services across Seattle, Shoreline, and the surrounding areas. We will diagnose your issue and provide you with a repair plan that meets your needs.

What Are the Benefits of Radiant Heating?

In addition to their increased energy-efficiency, radiant heating systems offer a unique benefit when it comes to style. Unlike centralized, forced-air systems, you do not have to disrupt the style of your home with ceiling or floor-vents. In-floor heating systems also have an extended lifespan as compared to traditional systems, and they minimize issues of drafts and inconsistent heating throughout your home.

Our radiant heating specialists at Northwest Mechanical, Inc. have extensive experience installing in-floor heating systems, and we can help you determine if your home or office is a good fit for this type of system. We offer radiant heating installation, service, and maintenance in Seattle, Shoreline, and the surrounding areas.

To find out if in-floor heating is the right solution for your home, call our Seattle radiant heating specialists at (206) 900-9231.

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