It doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about a home or a commercial property — its plumbing system is of utmost importance. When a plumbing system suffers a problem, the functionality of its corresponding property becomes severely compromised.
If a furnace is going to run at peak levels and last for many years, it’s going to need to be properly maintained. Routine, professional maintenance is vital to the longevity of HVAC systems.
Not sure of how to properly maintain a furnace in Cicero, Illinois? This article has you covered. By using the following tips, you will give your furnace the best chance of thriving over the long-haul. [Read more…]
Maybe you’re building a new home and are looking to have a heating system installed? Perhaps your existing heating system has encountered a problem of some kind? Maybe you need help maintaining your heating system? In any case, you require the services of a heating company.
The question you have now is: how do you choose a heating installation, repair and maintenance company that is competent and professional? The following are 6 tips for choosing the right heating contractor in Summit, Illinois. [Read more…]
Over time, plumbing systems get dirty. There is very little you can do to prevent this from happening. However, there is something you can do to clean plumbing systems, optimizing their overall functionality.
One of the best options for cleaning your plumbing system is to utilize a hydro jetting service. Not sure of what hydro jetting is? Wondering if you can benefit from hydro jetting in Cicero, Illinois? This blog will provide some answers. [Read more…]
Furnaces are hardly flimsy. In fact, they’re designed to hold up admirably for around 20 to 25 years. However, at some point, they will start to suffer breakdowns, and will need to be replaced.
Maybe your furnace has suffered a few breakdowns? Perhaps you’re wondering if it’s time to trade it in for a new one? If so, this blog has you covered.
Summer is coming to an end, which means it won’t be much longer before it’s time to fire up your heating system. However, before you do, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your Summit, Illinois air conditioner is prepared for this downtime.
Those responsibilities are as follows: [Read more…]
Whether you’re building a new home, or simply replacing your old method of home heating, late summer and early fall is the perfect time to install a new heating system.
There are a variety of heating systems available, all of which offer their very own benefits and drawbacks. One form of heating that is growing in popularity as of late is radiant heating: a water-driven heating system that makes use of a boiler tank.
As a business owner or commercial landlord, it is your responsibility to ensure that your commercial buildings are running at their peak capacities. In order to do so, there are a variety of different things to keep an eye on. One of the most important of these things is plumbing.
If your commercial property experiences plumbing problems, it’s best to eliminate them as quickly as possible. To do so, you should utilize a commercial plumbing company in Brookfield, Illinois.
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What Are The Three Water Heather Regulations You Must Know?
The water heater in your La Grange home is bound by local codes you must abide by at all times. This article explains the three codes that are most important to you, and you may check on these codes yourself with a visual inspection. Your visual inspection is only the beginning of caring for your home because you must contact a professional plumber when you notice that your water heater is no longer operating properly. [Read more…]
Radiant Heating 101
History of Heating
For years mankind’s only heat source was fire. Throughout the years the methods changed little in regards to its use. To block it from the wind, people dug fire pits, and eventually, walls and roofs to contain the heat. Poisonous fumes had to be expelled for safety’s sake. Insulation was developed to hold the heat. We’ve come a long way, and you should stay up to date on the latest heating options in your La Grange home. I will improve not only your families comfort, but improve your way of life.
Current Popular Heating Systems
Fireplaces are either gas powered, or they burn old fashioned wood. There is also the traditional furnace, with forced air. Fans blow the heat away from the furnace and to other parts of the house. Radiators force hot water in a circuit through the metal radiator. The radiator then becomes hot and heats the air around it.
There are several types of radiant heat. In the closed system, a boiler or hot water heater heats the liquid that circulates the tube system. With an indirect heating system, hot water is pumped to a heating exchange. Then the heated liquid is circulated to the pipe system. Because the two water sources are separated, antifreeze can be added to the liquid. The open direct system is where hot water and heat are provided from same heating unit. Solar technology is still being developed for heating as well as for heating water. These systems can be electric as well as hydroponic.
Benefits of Radiant Heating
It would appear that radiant heating is far less costly than traditional forced heat. With a radiant heating system, the heat emissions are directed from the pipes in a specific direction. When the air is being heated, that covers a lot more space.
Hot air is going to rise with any heating system. The most energy saving version would be the one closest to the floor. When the pipes run through the floors and maybe the lower walls, the heat will still rise. Yet it will be effectively heating the area as it does rise. Radiant heating is also superior to conventional forms of heaters like radiators. They are convection heating so the heat stays fairly close to the source.
A fireplace is a form of radiant heating. As the gases leave the chimney, they are emitting convection heat throughout the chimney. Radiant heat is emitted from the front of the fireplace and it is absorbed into the air. Much heat is lost when it dissipates into the air, and this is inefficient.
Find out more about radiant heating and it’s benefits for your La Grange, IL home this season. Call Allan E. Power Plumbing at (708) 352-1670 today.