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!
Sara - Santa Fe, NM
My older forced air furnace quit late Thursday afternoon. James got the parts replaced and had it up and running in a couple of hours. Saved me having to choose between repairing frozen pipes and a huge electric bill.
IlsaAkte - Pecos, NM
James Plumbing fixed my boiler quickly and efficiently. James is experienced and trustworthy ~ thank you!
Fast. Efficient. Affordable
Bill - Santa Fe, NM
Called for a broken furnace. Squeezed us into their schedule and arrived quickly. Friendly service. Found the faulty part, replaced it and made recommendations to replace another part before it failed. Definitely recommend.
Knowledgeable , friendly and fairly priced.
John - Santa Fe, NM
One stop plumbing / heating / cooling.
Professional, efficient, knowledgeable EXPERT
Debra - Santa Fe, NM
Jay - Santa Fe, NM
Friendly, knowledgeable, great service! I highly recommend them!
Bruce - Santa Fe, NM
First rank! Smart, helpful, above and beyond...
James is great! Knowledgeable,responsive, reasonable
David - Santa Fe, NM
Came quickly when water heater conked out. Installed tankless unit. Back today to convert two fireplaces to natural gas very happy with results and will have him back in a few weeks during master bath update.
Best in Santa Fe 5 star service
Lee - Santa Fe, NM
Great company they are honest, fast and very reliable.
Great service after hours!
SUSAN - Santa Fe, NM
James came out promptly Wednesday evening after I came home from a trip and discovered I had no hot water. Very much appreciated!
Michele - Santa Fe, NM
A good plumber.
nelhig - Santa Fe, NM
It seems hard to find a trustworthy, dependable and reasonably priced plumber in Santa Fe, but James Martinez and his company fit that bill. I had one plumbing crisis as winter began, to replace an aqua stat on my boiler, which James did within 24 hrs of me getting the part (and it didn't bother him that I purchased my own part). The second job was to repair some copper corrosion which he did cleanly and quickly. He had to come back the next day to bleed out more air from my boiler because I couldn't wait for it to sound normal again on its own. He was patient and incl his second visit as part of his first trip. He is very fair with his pricing. I've had other plumbers really take advantage of my plumbing situations. James doesn't. No plumber shows up right when they say they will, but James tries his best to do so. He likes to communicate via text. I appreciate his quick responses. I will hire James again because he cares and wants to make sure I'm "happy".
Charles - Santa Fe, NM
had a main line blockage and they responded quickly and took care of the problem
Great Service, ON TIME !!!! Knowledgeable and FAST !!!!!
Gregory - Santa Fe, NM
I really appreciated the fast, courteous, ON TIME service and the Expertise, I trust Jame's Plumbing and Heating completely. My issue was resolved faster and less expensive than I thought. I recommend James Plumbing and Heating for any of your needs. The only Plumber you need on speed dial !!! Thank you James Martinez
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Steve - Santa Fe, NM
James was great. He will be our new guy from here on....
Very professional. Always shows up on time. Very serious about their work.
Gary - Santa Fe, NM
Rick - Santa Fe, NM
Fair, timely & professional!
Dan - Santa Fe, NM
Isaac was on time, friendly and capable. Highly recommended.
Help with plumbing needs once again.
Clair - Santa Fe, NM
We have used James Plumbing for all of our plumbing needs for the past 11 years and have always have received prompt and excellent service at reasonable prices.
great, timely service
Ron - Santa Fe, NM
James arrived early, diagnosed the problem immediately and made the repair efficiently and effectively.
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