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What Type of Radiator Should I Have in My Home?

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. 

Your Radiator Options

As we mentioned above, there are two main types of radiators.

Baseboard Radiators

Baseboard radiators are becoming quite popular for a number of reasons. First of all, they are simply less obtrusive than radiators of the past, and in addition, the installation process is far less disruptive than that of other heating systems.

Baseboard radiators are simply installed along the wall in whichever room or rooms they’re needed. This makes them an excellent option if you are renovating and want to change your heating setup, or even if you’re finishing a basement and want to add heat to that space.

Radiant Panels

Another type of radiator is a radiant panel. Their installation is a bit more complex than baseboard heaters, as they contain a series of pipes that need to be snaked through the surfaces of your home. However, many homeowners prefer these systems for the comprehensive and widespread heat that these systems provide.

We recommend having these systems installed during the building of a new home or during renovations since it is not quite a quick retrofit. But in any case, these systems remain a leading method of home heating simply due to their ability to meet homeowners’ unique comfort needs.

You Need to Call in a Professional

If you are interested in installing a new radiator in your home, you must first consult with a professional. Only a professional will be able to carefully assess your home and match you with the system that is going to best meet your unique comfort needs.

Remember, installing a new heating system is a difficult process, so it is important that you don’t trust these services to an amateur or DIY enthusiast. Doing so could leave you dealing with costly repairs, untimely replacement, and sky-high utility bills. For this reason, it is better to just call in a professional and get the job done right the first time around.

For all your radiant heating needs, contact the team at California Radiant. We offer everything from radiator repair in Santa Cruz, CA to boiler installation. So, let’s get started! 

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