Radiant Heat Services
Radiant Heating Solutions in Milwaukee & Waukesha
Depending on when your home was built you may have radiant terminals for your heating source. When you need service on your radiant heating system in Waukesha and Milwaukee, 1st Choice is your best choice for radiant heat expertise.
Our team has decades of experience providing complete radiant heating services, from installation to maintenance to repair. We are your trusted local experts in radiator and baseboard radiant heating.
Types of Radiant Heat
Some methods of radiant heating in Milwaukee and Waukesha are listed below.
- Radiator – These are usually large cast iron fixtures located near or below windows. They radiate heat into the room when water heats them. This is considered a high-mass radiant type.
- Cast Iron Baseboard – These are cast iron fixtures on your baseboard that start convection of air when they heat up. These are considered a medium-mass radiant type.
- Copper Fin Baseboard – These are usually, as the name suggests, fixtures that sit at the baseboard level of a home. These use a copper tube running through aluminum fins to start convection. These are considered a low-mass radiant type.
The Advantages of Radiant Heat
Radiant heat is more efficient than baseboard heating and is usually more efficient than forced air heating because you don’t lose the heat you can lose through gaps and leaks in ductwork. Further, people with allergies can prefer radiant heating because, unlike a forced air system that distributes allergens in the air supply, radiant heat simply supplies warmth.
Radiant floor heating systems are very different from the radiant panels often used in walls and ceilings. Despite its name, radiant floor heating depends heavily on convection, the natural circulation of heat within a room as air warmed by the floor rises. That rising heat is what keeps your home warm.
1st Choice Can Service Your Radiant Heat
When you’re looking for service on your radiant heat system, whether you have fixture radiators or baseboard heating, 1st Choice Heating & Cooling is equipped to handle any of your heating needs. Call us today at 262-547-2030 or contact us for more information about how we can keep your home warmer this winter.