Can You Install Hydronic Radiant Floors Yourself?

Hydronic radiant floors combine cutting-edge plumbing and HVAC technologies together, so it’s undeniably a daunting DIY project!

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Some things in life are simply better left to professional specialists, and the same thing goes for hydronic radiant floor installations and repairs. Although the Web is full of DIY tutorials and YouTube videos that can help guide homeowners in these complex plumbing projects, it’s strongly advised to avoid any type of DIY hydronic heating installation at your property.

But the good news for northern Utah residents is that the Beehive team is comprised of top-rated plumbing and HVAC experts, who team up together to provide state-of-the-art hydronic heating systems. Dealing with plumbing, electricity, wires and a multitude of pipes can rather quickly spiral out of control on the average homeowner, and it can also put you and your household in a hazardous situation.

Below we’ll be detailing some of the main factors that homeowners should keep in mind prior to doing any type of DIY plumbing, and why we strongly believe that hydronic radiant floor installations simply aren’t a viable DIY project!

General Lack of Plumbing & HVAC Experience

The first and foremost thing that homeowners should consider when thinking about taking on a complex DIY installation like hydronic radiant flooring is their general lack of plumbing and HVAC experience. Not being an expert in these fields can actually put you at all sorts of unnecessary risk, particularly while you’re handling complex equipment.

If you’re at all uncertain about how to use a piece of equipment properly or might second-guess what exactly you’re doing at any stage of the installation process, this is a red flag that you don’t quite have the skills and industry knowledge to perform these kinds of installation tasks.

No one wants to risk an incorrect installation, particularly when it involves something as valuable as your home’s flooring!

Incorrect Installations

There are many different ways that hydronic radiant floor installations can be botched, and this can include adverse effects on your plumbing and HVAC systems.

Not only should you be wary of DIY installation errors involving your heating and plumbing systems, but you should also generally be cautious about which companies you choose to conduct these complex procedures. Not every plumbing company in northern Utah has HVAC specialists with Hydronics experience. Fortunately, when you hire the Beehive team, you’re hiring a trained team of experts!

Some common DIY errors for this type of installation include:

  • Accidental electrical short circuits
  • Air within the tubing system
  • Water leaks

Although the above errors may seem somewhat minor, it’s important to remember how these dilemmas could combine with one another and lead to even more detrimental issues later on.

Hydronic heating systems are incredibly complex and invaluable for your comfort, so making the most of these investments requires an additional investment toward professional installation and maintenance services.

Not Covered By Your Warranty & Home Insurance

Most DIY installations are incredibly risky due to the potential for errors not being covered by customer satisfaction or product liability warranties, and you’ll run the same risks when you hire plumbing teams that aren’t properly licensed or insured.

Failing to adhere to your home insurance’s policy or hydronic system product warranty can be incredibly costly, especially when incorrect installations or repairs occur.

But when you hire professionals to complete these complex installations in the first place, you’ll cut out the risks of making mistakes by knowing that everything will be covered just in case something goes wrong. This peace of mind truly is everything when you’re planning such a huge construction or remodeling project at your property!

Why Choose Beehive Plumbing For Your Hydronic Radiant Floor Installation

Beehive Plumbing’s team of Master Plumbers is one of the very best in all of northern Utah, and we’re known throughout the region for offering efficient, comprehensive, and affordable plumbing installations and repairs for all residential and commercial properties.

Whether you’re at the beginning of a new home construction project or are renovating part of your existing property, this state-of-the-art heating system can do wonders for your home’s comfort. What’s great about working with us is that we guarantee that your hydronic heating solutions are fully customized and within your budget through our financing options.

Reach out to us online or call us at 801-849-3850 to speak with our team today and learn more about our hydronic radiant floor heating systems!

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