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Radiant Systems and Radiant Heating Services in Grand Rapids
Radiant heat has long been used as a way to stay warm during the winter months. Take, for example, the wood stove or fireplace, which warms objects in the room, rather than the air itself. This is the principle behind the energy–efficient and highly effective radiant heat systems we install today. At Westshore Mechanical, we strive to exceed your expectations on every job we do, and we excel at providing radiant heating solutions for homeowners throughout the Grand Rapids, MI area. Whether you’d like to outfit your new home build with wall and floor hot water piping, or you’d like to replace the piping or boiler for your existing system, we are the radiant heating system experts to call. Click the links below to learn more about:
- Radient Heating System Repair
- Radient Heating System Installation
- Radient Heating System Maintenance
With a team of experienced and highly trained radiant system technicians at your beck and call, we offer free estimates on our services, and stand behind our work by repairing any issues until it’s fixed. Call us today to find out what we can do for your home.
Westshore Mechanical offers quality radiant systems and provides professional radiant heating services throughout the Grand Rapids area. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
How Does Radiant Heating System Work?
Instead of heating the air in your home, like a forced air system such as a furnace or heat pump, a radiant heating system actually warms the surfaces in your home, such as the floor and walls, in addition to any furniture. The basic hydronic radiant heat system setup involves the installation of a hot water boiler that connects through a manifold into a series of piping that runs through a concrete slab or underneath the floor. Hot water circulates throughout the system, thus providing even, effective heating for even the coldest of winter days. Unlike a forced–air distribution system that heats the air, radiant heat is clean, highly energy efficient, and reduces indoor air quality issues that can result from extensive ductwork throughout the home.
Professional Radiant Heater Installation
Radiant heater installation requires the expertise and experience of a professional Grand Rapids radiant heating technician. You simply will not be able to expect an excellent performance and great efficiency from your radiant system unless it is taken care of by a professional. Moreover, you could put your entire investment at risk. Laying down piping in the floors and walls requires care and skill, and any mistakes could be potentially costly to fix because it involves removing sheetrock or part of your cement slab. With the Grand Rapids radiant system installation technicians from Westshore Mechanical on your side, you can rest assured that the job runs smoothly and according to plan.
When Do I Need to Schedule a Radiant Heating System Repair?
Radiant heating systems provide reliable, quality heating solutions for many homes throughout the western Michigan area, but they are subject to wear and tear just like any other type of heater. Although they tend to last longer than conventional forced–air distribution systems like furnaces and heat pumps, there are some things that can go wrong. Whether because of old age or the adverse effects of dirt, dust, and grime, you may find that you need professional radiant system repair service in Grand Rapids, MI.
Do you find that your radiant heat system no longer works as well as it once did? Does your hydronic boiler make a strange sound during operation? If you’re in need of professional radiant heat repair services in the Grand Rapids, MI, you can depend on Westshore Mechanical for excellent diagnostic skills and the ability to provide quality solutions.
There are some common repair needs to look out for:
- Strange sound coming from boiler. You should expect your boiler to make some noise during its operation. But if you hear a strange or unusual sound, then you should definitely get in touch with a professional. You may have a buildup of sediment or scale within your boiler, or there could be a problem with the blower motor.
- Leak. With a professional installation, your hydronic radiant heat system should last for years to come, but leaks can arise anywhere water is contained. Make sure you hire a professional that can handle radiant heat leak detection.
Benefits of Radiant Heater Maintenance
The importance of radiant heater maintenance in Grand Rapids, MI can hardly be overstated. The installation of a system is a major investment in the future of your home comfort, so it’s worth ensuring that you get the best performance from your radiant heat. With routine maintenance, you can make sure that your radiant system is kept clean, fully adjusted, and also inspected to catch minor issues before they become major problems.
At Westshore Mechanical, we like to make sure our customers take a preventive approach to maintaining the integrity and effectiveness of their heating systems. Radiant heat systems are no exception. With routine radiant heater maintenance in Grand Rapids, MI, you can make sure that the various components are well taken care of by a professional. Call us today to find out more about what we can do for you.
Radiant Heat System Replacement
Already have a radiant heating system in your home? Is it old or does it leak often? Depending on the age and frequency of repair needs, it might be a good candidate for radiant heating replacement. It is not always clear whether you should repair or replace your radiant system, but you may find that it makes more financial sense to invest in the future of your home comfort than to continue repairing a system in decline.
Don’t allow just anyone to replace your radiant heat system. You need to hire someone whose experience in the industry and training can ensure the restoration and improvement of your radiant heat system. Our radiant heating system specialists can make sure that your services are consistently high in quality.