California Radiant Blog

4 Reasons Why We Love Heated Floors

July 15th, 2019

We get it: forced-air systems are all the rage nowadays. But have you ever considered arming your home with a radiant heating system too? Radiant systems are becoming increasingly popular, especially now that newer technologies have allowed for greater efficiency and comfort. Honestly, we can’t think of many reasons why you wouldn’t want to add a radiant heating system…

But if we are talking about radiant heating systems, there is one system that holds a special place in our hearts: radiant floor heating! Floor heating is one of the best ways to keep warm and cozy all winter long, no matter how cold it gets outside! Trust us, there are plenty of reasons to make the switch to one of these systems, and below, we have listed them for you. So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading below to find out more. 

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What Type of Radiator Should I Have in My Home?

July 1st, 2019

We understand why many homeowners might not want to have a radiator installed in their homes: they’re big and clunky hunks of machinery—or at least they used to be! The radiators available on the market today that make radiant heating not only comfortable and efficient, but they can also heat your home without intruding your living space.

There are two different types of radiators that our team installs, and below, we listed them for you! That way, you can make a bit of an informed decision about which type of radiator you’d like to have installed in your home. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more. 

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Is Your Boiler on the Fritz?

June 17th, 2019

You expect your boiler to remain in good working condition, especially during the winter! But, of course, things do happen, and every now and again, your boiler is going to require repairs. But do not fret! We are here to help!

There are plenty of signs that suggest your boiler is in need of repairs, and below, we have listed a number of them. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more! And remember, if you notice any of the following signs, it is important to contact your local heating experts for boiler repair in Los Gatos, CA right away!

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Benefits of Replacing Your Old Boiler

June 3rd, 2019

We understand that the decision to replace your boiler doesn’t come easy—there is a lot to consider, and sometimes, you can’t tell if the benefits will outweigh the drawbacks. But, we are here to tell you that if you own an old, outdated boiler, a replacement might just be your best option—and for good reason!

Of course, we would not encourage you to replace your boiler if you don’t have to, so before you make any decisions, be sure to consult with a radiant heating expert before you opt for heating replacement in Santa Cruz. But in the meantime, we recommend reading below. We have listed just some of the many reasons why replacing an old boiler is a smart investment. Keep reading to find out more! 

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Installing a New Boiler? Read Our Guide!

May 20th, 2019

A boiler is a great option when it comes to keeping your home warm and toasty during the winter, and of course, comfort is a priority. Therefore, if you are in the market for a new heating system this year, it might do you well to consider installing a boiler!

However, we understand that installing a new heating system can certainly be overwhelming, which is why we are here to help! Below, you’ll find our quick-guide to installing a new boiler in your home. So, why not give it a read? It might just give you the head start you need!

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Benefits of Upgrading Your Thermostat

May 6th, 2019

If you are old enough to own a home, you are likely old enough to remember floppy disks, VCRs, and brick-sized cell phones! Though these technologies seemed great at the time, they’ve been replaced by newer, more functional and effective technologies, like the Cloud, online movie streaming services, and smartphones. This same principle applies to the various systems in your home, including your heater and more importantly, your thermostat.

Your thermostat is the device responsible for maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home year-round, which is both an important and necessary function. However, today’s smart thermostats can do so much more than that! Sure, you might be questioning the importance of these ‘extra’ abilities now, but after you are done reading this blog, you will understand why so many homeowners are making the switch. So, keep reading below to find out more about how a smart thermostat can benefit you! 

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Do You Need Manifold Repairs?

April 22nd, 2019

A manifold in disrepair can cause all sorts of problems, especially for your comfort. However, what good is it to discuss the signs of a broken manifold before first explaining what a manifold is?

Your boiler’s manifold, also referred to as the boiler header, is designed to simplify the piping near the boiler by providing a central place to connect both your water supply and return lines. To put it simply, the manifold is where the heated water provided by you boiler is divided into smaller lines, allowing for even heating throughout your home.

So now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s time that we outline some of the signs that suggest you’ve got a faulty manifold on your hands. Keep reading below to find out more. 

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Why Maintenance Matters

April 8th, 2019

Sure, it can be easy to forget about your heating system, especially in an area of the country where temperatures can soar well beyond 90 degrees. However, your heater still requires the same amount of attention as your air conditioner. Scheduling your annual boiler and radiator maintenance in Felton, CA is the best way to ensure that you get the most out of your system.

Surely, you’ve invested in a radiant heating system because you understand just how durable and reliable these systems are. But no matter how great your system is, it is going to require regular maintenance to keep it running efficiently and effectively for years to come. In case you are not yet convinced, we’ve outlined a number of reasons as to why maintenance is so important. Keep reading below to find out more. 

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Is it Time to Replace Your Boiler?

March 25th, 2019

tools-in-pocketOf course, it isn’t always easy to part ways with your once-reliable boiler. However, your boiler was never meant to last forever, and in many cases, replacing an old, outdated boiler system with a new, high-efficiency model is the best way to keep your budget in check. And with so many great options on the market today, you’ll be sure to find a system that meets your needs!

The first step in installing a new boiler is knowing precisely when to replace your current one. Although only a heating professional can determine whether or not boiler replacement in Santa Cruz, CA is the best option for your home, we decided we would give you a bit of a head start. Below, we have listed just a few of the signs that suggest it is time for a new boiler.

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Do You Need Radiator Repairs?

March 11th, 2019

Sure, temperatures are slowly rising, and they are only going to get warmer as summer approaches. However, that does not mean that you should let any heating repairs that you need fall by the wayside. Your radiant heating system in Santa Cruz, CA needs regular attention and prompt repairs in order to keep it functioning efficiently and effectively.

One issue that homeowners often overlook is the need for radiator repair. Your radiator is responsible for keeping your home warm during those chilly winter nights. Sure, summer might be coming, but we still have some chilly weather ahead of us. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the signs that your radiator needs repair, and below we have listed a few of them.  Keep reading to learn more. 

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