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!
A Real craftsman
Andre - Santa Fe, NM
Thorough, quick, reliable. What else could you ask?
TJ - Santa Fe, NM
Knowledgeable, courteous, found the solution to a weird problem.
Jennifer - Santa Fe, NM
I needed my sewerline replaced. They were fast and super easy to work with. thanks!
Very efficient and fair
Steve - Santa Fe, NM
Prompt and efficient...
Tom - Santa Fe, NM
Isaac and Tom came as promised and did a masterful job of replacing the plumbing underneath our kitchen sink, installing a new sink, and installing a new garbage disposal. Great job and well worth the cost!
GREAT SERVICE - VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE - RECOMMENDED
Ricardo - Santa Fe, NM
James' Plumbing & Heating has been a real lifesaver. Parts of our radiant heating hadn't worked in at least 3 years, they came and figured out what the problem was and got things working in a timely manner. THANK YOU.
Great service by Isaac!
Edward - Santa Fe, NM
Isaac was able to step in at the end of the business day and took care of our sewer line issue quickly!
Amazing customer service, prompt and efficient! Will definitely use them and recommend their services to anyone who needs them!
Liz - Santa Fe, NM
Samantha - Santa Fe, NM
Thank you for the professional quality service.
Elizabeth - Santa Fe, NM
polite... nice manners! oh the heating system.... he replaced an old out of date system with tankless water heater and all up to date parts in one single day! james' plumbing best in the business!
Eric - Santa Fe, NM
Great service! Fair cost for the services performed. Very knowledgeable and professional.
We found our go-to plumbers
Julie & Patrick - Santa Fe, NM
Isaac was very nice, friendly, responsive, approachable, and professional. He took the time to explain our system and what needed to be done. He was able to fix our water heater and boiler the same day that we learned that they needed to be serviced. Their service charge was fair and much better than the quote we received from another company. We will be using them in the future.
Kimberly - Santa Fe, NM
We recently had a new combination boiler system installed and the original contractor that installed the system would not come back to complete the work properly. James Plumbing took care of us promptly for a fair price. Will certainly use James Plumbing for our mechanical needs.
Isaac provides Excellent service!!! 🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅
Suzanne - Santa Fe, NM
Brian - Santa Fe, NM
Fixed the problem, very professional and friendly
Excellent and Friendly staff
Valerie - Santa Fe, NM
Issac Martinez provided excellent and friendly service. He also provided other additional ideas for future services. I definitely would recommend James plumbing and heating.
Andrea - Santa Fe, NM
The staff was willing to work all day on a Saturday to make sure our family had heat!
Professional Efficient Service
Dal - Santa Fe, NM
James Plumbing did a new boiler install for us. The price was right and the install was done when promised, quickly, and with no problems. James and Isaac both are very professional and courteous.
Judith - Santa Fe, NM
On a very busy day when he was booked solid and I had no appointment, James came by to check on my radiant heat, which I thought had gone out. He spent about 15 minutes checking the three zones and told me they were all working fine. There was no charge for the service call. He was courteous and thoughtful. I would recommend him to anyone.
On time, communicated well, left area clean
Marilyn - Santa Fe, NM
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