For permanent residents and winter renters in LBI, being able to wake up on a cold winter morning and feel the warm floor beneath your feet is about as comforting as it gets. It’s no secret that New Jersey winters can be long and drawn out, but a warm floor can help to make the cold weather a little more bearable.
When you require radiant heat repair and maintenance services throughout LBI and Ocean County, NJ, trust in Air Tech. We are Long Beach Island’s radiant heat experts and we’re here to keep your heating system working efficiently all winter, every winter.
Common Questions About Radiant Heat Repair and Maintenance
When it comes to radiant heat repair and maintenance, you have questions and we have answers…
Can my floor get too hot?
A floor with radiant heat will feel “neutral,” with a surface temperature typically lower than your normal body temperature (75° F at floor level). Only on very cold New Jersey winter days, when the radiant heating system is on maximum output, will the floor feel warm.
Can I use zoning controls with radiant heat?
Floor plans can have different heating needs due to the function of each room, frequency of use, and even the type of flooring. Radiant floor heating is a great choice for homes, but even more ideal for buildings that require different heating needs such as offices, churches, schools and small businesses.
Many hydronic systems have zoning controls that regulate the level of heat delivered to a particular room or zone. This is done either by controlling the volume of water flow, temperature of the water, or duration of flow pulses. Electric systems are usually controlled with programmable dual-sensing thermostats that combine input from a floor sensor with a room-temperature thermostat.
What are some common problems with radiant heat?
Radiant heat systems have become very popular with NJ homeowners – and for good reason. But, like heavily used systems, problems can occur. If your radiant heating breaks down, addressing the issue quickly can avoid burst or frozen pipes.
Radiant heating is either electric or hydronic (hot water or steam). As such, repair needs for each system are different.
Some of the more common electric radiant heat problems include tripped circuit breakers or damage to the electric cable or electric mat.
Problems that can affect a hydronic radiant system include issues with circulator pumps or zone valves, or air bubbles that stop the flow of hot water, also known as an air lock.
What kind of maintenance does radiant heat require?
Although most radiant heat systems run smoothly and problem-free, it’s advised to schedule regular maintenance check-ups to ensure every component is running well and efficiently. Many problems can be addressed and repaired through routine maintenance checks before they turn into much more expensive issues.
Just as you need to have your air conditioner and furnace systems tuned up annually, radiant heat systems also need regular care to keep them running at their best. An HVAC service professional will complete a thorough inspection of your system such as checking the pressure, cleaning and inspecting the condition of the pumps and valves, looking for hidden leaks, and more.
Why Choose Air Technical Services for Radiant Heat Repair and Maintenance
At Air Technical Service Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, we provide installation service, repair and maintenance for radiant heat systems in LBI, Ocean County NJ and the surrounding areas. We are a licensed HVAC contractor and have had experience working with residential and commercial customers since 1999. No project is too small or large for our technicians to handle.
If you need radiant heat repairs or maintenance service, our Air Tech licensed, certified HVAC technicians will get the job done right the first time!
Here’s why LBI chooses AirTech:
- Trusted since 1999
- Family-owned and locally-operated
- Repair and service all-sized jobs
- Service and repair all major makes and models
- 24/7 emergency service
- Service residential and commercial customers
- Punctual and friendly technicians
- Service LBI and all of Ocean County
Call us now at (609) 494-1400 to get a free estimate!