People who have lived in older houses have all experienced the mid-winter chill that comes from stepping barefoot on the cold floor of a bathroom during the middle of the night. Hot air rises and the hard tile floors can be the hardest spot to warm up during a January night.
That’s where radiant floor heating packs the biggest wallop. We install water pipes under the floorboards or tile floor that is connected to a boiler. The water carries the heat through the pipes and it heats up the floor itself. We recommend using it with hardwoods or ceramic tiles, as those materials will retain the heat.
The beauty of the system is that the heat stays low where people need it the most, as opposed to other heating systems that mostly heat the air. Unlike other heating systems, there’s no hot stove or radiator that could burn a person, and people with allergies don’t have to worry about pollen or other allergens being distributed into the air.
Radiant floor heating can be installed in any room, but it’s much more economical to place it in new homes and expansions, as opposes to tearing up floors to retrofit existing rooms. Any covering that insulates the floor, such as a thick carpet, would lower the efficiency of the heating system, so floor options are limited.
But if you’ve taken one too many steps on cold tiles, or found yourself huddling close to the stove, consider the heating system that tackles your heating needs from the bottom up.
New England has had it’s fair share of tough weather over the last few years. During the variety of hurricanes, nor’easters and blizzards, you may have found yourself without power for a long period of time. Here are a few reasons to invest in a generator for your home you may have not thought of.
- Keep your furnace running in the cold weather or AC on in the summer. This will prevent pipes from freezing and keep your family, and pets comfortable.
- Provide you with hot water heating.
- Keep your sump pump system running.
- Keep your stove running so you can cook and your refrigerator on so your food will keep.
- Keep your alarm system on.
- Provide power for computers, wi-fi and communications.
- Continue to provide power for medical equipment.
How the Generac Standby Generator works:
When you experience a power outage in your home, your generac generator will detect there is a problem. Within seconds, it will automatically turn on and provide your home with power until the utility is restored, whether it’s 2 hours or 2 weeks.
This works even if you’re not home so you can have peace of mind while you’re at work or away on vacation.
Our Generac Generators also run off of propane or natural gas, which makes it easier to maintain as no manual fueling is necessary.
You can have a generator power your entire home or you can run it for specific appliances. We’ll install your electrical hook up so there’s no need to run extension cords and hope that you have it done correctly.
With the variety of weather we experience all year long in New England, a generator is a worthwhile investment for your home.
Standby generators are also a good investment for your home’s resale value, in addition to saving you money during power outages.
According to a 2014 report by Remodeling Magazine, homeowners across the country can expect to increase their resale value by 67.5 percent of the cost of purchasing and installing a standby generator. The study included the costs of the standby unit (approx 17kW), the automatic transfer switch and other electrical hardware, connecting to existing gas lines, and the mounting pad.
Save up to $200 on a Generac Home Stand-by Generator until March 31, 2016
About Wilson Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning Inc,
Your All-Season Comfort Specialists since 1987, Wilson Brothers HVAC has been the area’s first choice for the installation and repair of heating and cooling systems for homes like yours. We offer the highest rated, energy efficient, heating and cooling equipment available … all backed by our exclusive warranties and 24-hour emergency service.
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