California Radiant Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Installing a New Boiler? Read Our Guide!

Monday, 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

Monday, 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 Though these technologies seemed great at the time, they’ve been replaced by newer, more functional and effective technologies, like the Cloud, online movie streaming services, and smartphones.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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Stay Warm with Radiant Floor Heating

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Many homeowners in California rely on forced-air heating systems, like furnaces, to keep their homes warm in the winter. However, radiant heating systems are becoming increasingly popular. Newer technologies in radiant heating have allowed for greater efficiency and comfort. Today, many homeowners are opting for floor heating systems in Aptos, CA to keep them warm and cozy when temperatures drop — and for good reason!

Of course, only a professional heating technician can determine whether or not a floor heating system is the best option for you. But in the meantime, we have listed just some of the many benefits of installing this type of system in your home. Keep reading below to learn more!

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Tips for Boosting Boiler Efficiency

Monday, February 11th, 2019

money-savingWhile boilers aren’t the most common heaters used in our country, they sure are effective. The heating supplied by a boiler can be much more comfortable than that of a furnace. Plus, boilers have much less moving parts, making them less prone to needing repairs and maintenance. There’s not much to dislike about them.

But like any heating system, its efficiency and ability to perform relies solely on its owner. Without the right habits, your boiler won’t be able to live up to its potential for efficiency. But we can help you with a few tips:

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Heating DIY: Do or Don’t?

Monday, January 28th, 2019

woman-greeting-technicianHomeowners love DIY projects. In fact, there are websites dedicated to providing you with tips, tricks, and “how-to’s” all over the internet. Now, we are not underestimating your ability to be handy when we tell you that there are just certain projects that you should not attempt to do yourself. Some projects are just better left to the professionals.

Your radiant heating system in Santa Cruz, CA requires the hands of a trained professional to properly service it. Often, doing something yourself or hiring an amateur in an attempt to save money can lead to further damage, costing you hundreds in pricy repairs. Yes, we understand that there are thousands of videos and blogs online that you can refer to, but professional technicians undergo years of training to master their skills. In case you aren’t yet convinced, we have provided a list of reasons why you should always hire a professional. 

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Why You Should Invest in a New Boiler This Winter

Monday, January 14th, 2019

If you are in the market for a new heater this winter, consider installing a new boiler. It can be quite chilly around here during the winter, so the last thing you would want is an inefficient or ineffective heater. A boiler is a popular choice among homeowners, as they are reliable, sturdy, and quite efficient.

There are so many reasons why boiler installation in Santa Cruz, CA is a popular choice. If you are considering a new boiler, it is important to first speak with a qualified HVAC technician who can assess your home’s specific needs. In the meantime, however, we have outlined a few of the reasons why a new boiler might just be the best decision for your home. Keep reading to learn more. 

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