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Hydronic Floor Heating in Santa Cruz, CA

Home heating comes in many forms. Don’t you want to heat your home to the best of your ability? Surely you’d like to be comfortable while also conserving energy and saving money as result. Then you should consider the installation of a hydronic floor heating system, professionally serviced by the premier boiler specialists in Santa Cruz, CA and the surrounding area—California Radiant!

We believe in utilizing the planet’s natural resources to provide our customers with warm flooring and subsequent home heating. Our expert technicians will help design and install the perfect hydronic floor heating system so you can have warm flooring all year long, whether you have tile, laminate, or linoleum floors. Interested in learning more? Give our team a call.

For exceptional customer focus from a results-drive team, contact California Radiant today! Give us a call to schedule hydronic floor heating services in Santa Cruz, CA and the surrounding area.

How Does Hydronic Floor Heating Work?

Also referred to as radiant floor heating, hydronic floor heating provides a number of advantages over the more traditional forced-air heating. It’s quieter, first off.

Your boiler heats water in your utility room or garage, and that hot water is delivered to each room of your Santa Cruz, CA home through pipes. These pipes are placed 1–4 inches below your floorboards, in each room of your home, where they release the heat gathered and use it to warm your home.

Heat is distributed evenly since it is present in the entire floor, not just a corner of a room where there is a vent (like in the case of forced-air heaters). This makes hydronic floor heating quiet, as we mentioned above, but also very clean and efficient, since there is no air being blown through ductwork that can carry allergens such as dust and pollen.

Ask Us About the ThermalBoard System

The ThermalBoard system is a modular radiant underlayment system designed for use with hydronic radiant heating systems. It is a patented product that is highly efficient and offers a wide range of additional benefits, such as:

  • Quick to Heat Up
  • Efficient
  • Ideal for Retrofit or Remodels
  • Lightweight
  • Fully Recyclable
  • Conventional Construction

Hire the Pros for Your Hydronic Floor Heating Services

To maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your hydronic heating system, you will want a professional to provide installation services. California Radiant offers a 1-year guarantee on all equipment, so you can rest assured that you have the best equipment and service. Boilers and radiant heating are our specialty, and we serve all of Santa Cruz, CA and the surrounding area, so get in touch with us today!

Hiring our team for hydronic floor heating services will help you avoid problems such as:

  • No Foundation Insulation: Radiant heat tubing is placed into wet concrete and uses the thermal mass of that concrete to radiate heat into your home. Insulation must be placed below the slab to prevent heat form going down into the soil rather than up into your home.
  • No Heat Reflectors: Heat reflectors are used to direct the warmth from your hydronic floor heating system to the necessary rooms. Since modern technology allows for radiant heating installation in multi-level homes, this is important in directing the heat where it needs to go.
  • Improper Flooring: All types of flooring can be used above hydronic heating systems. However, some types can weaken the effect of the system—like carpeted rooms, especially those with very thick carpet padding.

Where Does Hydronic Floor Heating Work Best?

First off, hydronic floor heating installation is best done during the construction or remodel of your home as it allows us to make recommendations based on what other contractors are doing to your home. However, we can give you some basic guidance (and urge you to contact us for further details).

Generally speaking, hydronic floor heating works best in:

  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Basements
  • Home Offices
  • Workshops
  • Media Rooms
  • Family Rooms

This can depend on the layout of your home and your specific heating needs. We are the experts in boiler and radiant heating so if you have any concerns or would like to learn more about your options, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!