Answering FAQs About Hydronic Radiant Floor Installations & Repairs!

Beehive Plumbing now offers hydronic radiant floor installations & repairs!

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A lot of northern Utah homeowners and contractors don’t know just yet, but we’re now offering hydronic radiant floor services throughout our region with the help of our HVAC experts. This is a cutting-edge strategy for sustainably heating up a property’s floors, which is a common necessity during our frigid winters.

We understand how home and business owners are often confused about what they can expect from our radiant floor heating solutions, which is why we’re answering the below list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that we often receive from our clients!

Why is hydronic radiant floor heating a better option than other heating methods?

One thing that sets radiant floor heating apart from other heating options is that it heats more than just your property’s air. This allows your living spaces to maintain a comfortable, even warmth with no cold spots, dust, or air currents.

Most ductwork warmth quickly ends up around a room’s ceiling, whereas radiant floor heating starts at your feet. This subsequently allows you to be more comfortable at lower indoor temperatures, which can help you save on your monthly energy bills.

Hydronic radiant floors also require minimal maintenance, and they’re incredibly energy-efficient due to the circulation of warm water within your plumbing system.

Do I need a boiler, or can I use my existing water heater?

In most scenarios, your existing water heater will be capable of doing the job. This will often depend upon its BTU rating, but boilers are only necessary when a property has very high heating requirements.

Will hydronic radiant heating damage my hardwood floors?

In the past, some plumbing companies would poorly insulate radiant tubing structures, which sometimes led to the warping of hardwood floors. These older models also wasted a lot of energy, but the good news is that our hydronic radiant floor heating systems are designed to provide floor temperatures around 75 degrees.

This means that you don’t have to worry about issues like hardwood floor damage, and the same goes for vinyl, Pergo, or other types of laminated flooring materials.

How much design support will I get with my hydronic radiant floor installation?

Our plumbing and HVAC technicians are here to support you throughout every step of the installation process. We pride ourselves on providing top-quality technical and design support.

Our systems are simplified and incredibly effective, and we’ll help you ensure that your installation goes as quickly and as smoothly as possible.

How many heating zones will I need?

We’ve found that minimal zoning is typically the best strategy for hydronic radiant floor installations. We generally advise our clients to install one zone per floor to develop an efficient and cost-effective project design. However, it’s important to note that many properties will have lifestyle or architectural parameters that must be considered, which may necessitate more heating zones per floor.

For example, if your home has a sunroom, it’s likely that this part of your property is considerably warmer than other spaces. In this scenario, it may make more sense to put your sunroom in its own heating zone so that the adjacent rooms don’t overheat at night.

Over-zoning your heated floors is usually a waste of money, and our team will ensure that you get the most affordable installation through cost-effective zoning and unparalleled financing options.

Can I save on my energy bills by installing hydronic radiant floors?

One great benefit of hydronic radiant floor heating systems is that they’re incredibly energy-efficient. You can count on earning your initial investment back through continuous energy savings over several years.

Because you’ll be heating your home from the floor up, you’ll feel warmer while setting your other HVAC thermostats to lower temperatures. You’ll likely find that radiant floors heat up your property much faster than central HVAC systems, and our plumbing specialists will ensure that your heated floors utilize a recycling system that doesn’t waste water!

So, yes, you can undoubtedly save a lot on your energy bills when you install hydronic radiant floors at your northern Utah property!

Contact Beehive Plumbing To Learn More About Our Hydronic Radiant Floor Installations & Repairs!

Beehive Plumbing is one of the leading providers of hydronic radiant floor installations and repairs throughout northern Utah. This is partly due to our comprehensive partnership with our team of HVAC specialists at Beehive Heating & Air.

Reach out to us online or give us a call at 801-849-3834 to speak with us today about how we can support your next installation or repair project involving our state-of-the-art hydronic technology!

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