Indoor Radiant Heating Systems in Santa Fe
Most people, when they think of a heating system, think of a forced-air system such as a gas furnace or a heat pump. While those are perfectly valid and effective ways to keep a home heated, they are not the only option. It’s important that you take a look at the entire field to find the heating system that’s best for your needs. That is why James’ Plumbing & Heating offers comprehensive radiant heating system services throughout Santa Fe, NM. If you need a radiant heating system installed, repaired, maintained, or replaced, we can help you out. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our heating experts.
What Is Radiant Heating?
Radiant heating is a method of home heating that relies on transmitting thermal energy directly instead of using air to circulate it. There are two main types of radiant heating: electric and hydronic. Both operate on similar principles, they just use different methods to do it. An electric radiant heating system runs an electrical current through heating elements installed under the floors throughout the home. Heat from the elements radiates up through the floor and into the room, evenly heating it for hours with relatively little energy expenditure. Hydronic radiant heating is much the same, but it uses a boiler and water pipes instead of a generator and heating elements.
Advantages of Radiant Heating in Santa Fe
Radiant heating offers many different advantages, namely energy efficiency and comfort. Warm air from a furnace or heat pump will rise to the ceiling of a room and sink as it cools. This often creates uncomfortable hot and cold spots throughout the house. Radiant heating keeps all of its heat near the floor of the room, where it does the most good. Water also makes a much better thermal medium than air does. It absorbs more heat and retains it for longer, which means you can warm your home using less energy for longer periods of time.
Radiant heating systems also don’t have to worry about duct leaks, which are rampant among traditional forced–air heating systems. The U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that the average forced–air system loses as much as 30% of its total output to duct leaks. That’s nearly a third of the total output from the system that ends up going to waste. Radiant heating systems don’t use ducts, which means they retain all of that output.
Want to learn more about Radiant Heating in your Santa Fe home? Give us a call!
Fixed the problem
MJP - Santa Fe, NM
Needed water heater recirculating pump on brand new tankless . These guys said the pump was already there, just needed a part. Previous plumber wanted to sell me the entire new system. These guys were honest and got the job done. Educated me on the app on how to run my new pump. Completely satisfied with their work
Richardscheinin - Santa Fe, NM
James Plumbing does a great job - always friendly and efficient. Nice guys. Real pros. I trust them.
Lise - Santa Fe, NM
Dominic diagnosed my plumbing problem right away and fixed it within the promised time frame. He was very pleasant, knowledgeable, arrived on time, and cleaned up after. I paid with a charge card and had the invoice emailed to me. Great Service!
Great service, professional workmanship, polite workers.
Davidhoff - Santa Fe, NM
Professional, Friendly Service.
Rebecca - Santa Fe, NM
Isaac was so professional and friendly. He explained and showed me everything that needed to be done. Their prices were reasonable and fair. I will use their services again and will recommend them to friends and family.
Friendly and Thorough
Gabrielle - Santa Fe, NM
I was very pleased with Dominic’s willingness to listen to my concerns and investigate the situation. He did a quick and complete repair with grace. Thank you Dominic and James’ Plumbing.
Saved us $19,000
Pam - Santa Fe, NM
So grateful Issac was able to come over on short notice to give us his assessment of a bad leak in our utility room. Another plumbing company told us we needed a new boiler (which we didn’t) and quoted $10-$22k depending on which boiler and waterheating system we went with. Issac fixed everything same day - we have hot water again and have several weak points in the system repaired for a tiny fraction of what the other company quoted. So glad I got a second opinion!
Pat - Santa Fe, NM
I have had a leaky faucet for over a year, decided call James Plumbing this morning. Dominic and Thomas arrived at noon to fix the faucet. These young men were very knowledgeable and replaced the faucet. They found my drain pipe leaked also (I suspected that) and they replaced it too. Thank you Dominic and Thomas for a job well done.
Kristy - Santa Fe, NM
Service was timely and efficient. Thomas was very knowledgeable.
Great service all around
Claire - Santa Fe, NM
Isaac and Thomas completed our job in a short amount of time and were very professional. At the completion of the job, Isaac troubleshooted an issue that could occur with our boiler. He even had the part on hand, and replaced the part, saving us another service call in the future. All in all, a great job by both Isaac and Thomas! We will definitely continue to use James Plumbing for our plumbing needs.
Darren - Santa Fe, NM
We made the switch to natural gas and decided to replace our water heater and boiler. James came out and gave me an informed opinion and a reasonable estimate. Isaac was the technician who did the work. He was also knowledgeable, friendly and reliable. They made quick work of the job and we're willing to answer any questions.
Thrilled, at last!
Diana - Santa Fe, NM
Today was my lucky day. After 10 years in Santa Fe, this was the first truly positive experience with a plumber/plumbing company! Isaac Martinez—to be more specific. I had an electrician install a light with an exhaust fan in my bathroom ceiling, but I needed a plumber to vent it through the roof. Before today, every plumber I had hired was a disappointment—from bad workmanship to poor attitude, overcharging and dishonesty, so I was dreading another nightmare. I held my breath and called the company with the best online reviews —James’ Plumbing. I left a message, expecting to never hear back, but the receptionist called me within 2 hours and scheduled me for the next day, between 12:00 and 2:00. I got a call from the plumber the next morning, saying that he’d had a cancellation and asking whether he could come sooner. He also asked about the job to be done so he could gage how long it would take. He showed up 45 minutes later, clean, polite, in Covid mask and work uniform and introduced himself as Isaac. He took a look at the bathroom, went to gather the necessary supplies and got straight to work. Isaac finished the job in about two hours. His work was neat with minimal plaster damage and the bathroom was left clean. He took me up on the roof to show me the vent—everything meticulously and professionally done. I was shocked and delighted. He handed me a detailed, printed invoice, which I paid with a check. He then emailed me a copy of the invoice. He also referred me to a plaster repairman—It’s my lucky day! I will definitely call James’ Plumbing again...and ask for Isaac Martinez!
Wonderful service calk
Jason - Santa Fe, NM
Isaac was courteous, informative, methodical, and fixed our issue!
Great service. Knowledgeable. Professional
MH AHSF - Santa Fe, NM
Isaac did a great job diagnosing and resolving issues with out radiant heat. He was knowledgeable, professional and courteous.
Great service: never overlooks details. Always available to describe problems and solutions.
James - Santa Fe, NM
Very professional. highly recommended. returns calls promptly.
5 Star Service
Jon - Santa Fe, NM
If you want a lasting plumbing job done correctly the first time, then James’ Plumbing & Heating are the people to call! Not only was my problem fixed promptly, it was affordable and everything was explained to me in depth and all of my questions were thoroughly answered. Furthermore, the person who fixed my problem (Isaac) called later on in the day to ask if everything was working properly. That type of service is rare nowadays and highly appreciated. James’ Heating & Plumbing will be my go-to for all future plumbing/heating needs. Keep up the great work!
Ariel - Santa Fe, NM
Isaac came and fixed all of our issues, he was fast and did an excellent job! Reliable and friendly service, I will definitely recommend James plumbing and heating to friends and family!
I highly recommend James Plumbing.
Kathy - Santa Fe, NM
Mary - Santa Fe, NM
Thomas showed up on time and rapidly worked to solve our blockage problem
Very happy with Isaac who came out to fix our plumbing issues.
Terri - Santa Fe, NM
This experience left us very pleased with every aspect of having Isaac with James’ Plumbing come take care of our plumbing problem.
Installed 3 boilers and water heater
Installed cross over tee and new filter for tankless water heater
Unclogged shower drain
Replace sewer line in Santa Fe
Servicing swamp cooler in Santa Fe
Installed new kitchen facet, garbage disposal, and air gap
Flushed out water heater and misc work
Main sewer line backed,unclogged main line
Removed and replaced one kitchen facet
Replace one kitchen facet and miscellaneous work