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Radiator Installation and Replacement in Santa Cruz, CA
When you think of a radiator system, you might envision a large, clunky piece of machinery. That might have been true for radiators of the past, but there are radiators now available that make radiant heating not only comfortable and efficient, but can heat your home without intruding on your living space.
If you’re considering a radiator installation and live in the greater Santa Cruz, CA area, give our team a call! We are the boiler and radiant heating specialists in the area and look forward to assisting you. Whether you’re interested in baseboard radiators or radiant panel installation, the pros at California Radiant are here to help.
Our team is committed to providing our customers with reliable and efficient radiators. Contact us today to schedule radiator services in Santa Cruz, CA and the surrounding area!
Are Baseboard Radiators Right for Your Home?
You’ve probably seen baseboard radiators before. Baseboard heaters are essentially long, narrow units that run along the baseboards at the bottom of your walls. They radiate heat outward, effectively heating the entire room in which they’re installed. Since heat rises, baseboard heaters are capable of heating larger spaces than you may expect from any other heater that sits on the floor.
Baseboard radiators have grown in popularity, for a couple reasons. First off, as we mentioned above they are a lot less obtrusive than radiators of the past. But also, the installation process is far less disruptive than other heating types. This is not to say that you should attempt the installation on your own—our professional technicians are highly experienced and extensively trained to handle such a job.
With other heating systems, the installation process can be complicated and involve a lot of construction in various areas of your home, while baseboard heaters are simply installed along the wall in whichever rooms or rooms they’re needed. This makes them excellent options if you are renovating and want to change your heater set up, or even if you’re finishing a basement or garage and want to add heat.
A Look at Radiant Panels
Another type of radiator is a radiant panel. Their installation is a bit more complex than baseboard heaters as a series of pipes need to be snaked through the surfaces in your home. However, many people prefer them for comprehensive and widespread heat throughout their home. Most often, radiant panels are installed in the floor, but they can be put in walls and ceilings too.
Hot water runs through the pipes, and these pipes radiate heat outward, effectively heating the room they’re installed in. Since the installation process is more involved and can be more costly than baseboard heating, radiant panel installation is often recommended during the building of a new home or during renovations, since it is not a quick retrofit, if that’s what is desired. Still though, it remains a leading method of home heating in Santa Cruz, CA and the surrounding area.
Whatever you decide on for your radiator option, the team here at California Radiant can handle the job. From a simple installation to a more complex radiant heating replacement, we’re the team to call!