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What is a Radiant Heating System?








A radiant heating system circulates hot water or steam from a boiler to pipes, baseboards, and radiators. These units expel heat that gradually increases the air temperature of the surrounding area.

How it Works:

A radiant heating system may also be referred to as a “boiler heating system” or a “hydronic heating system”. In these systems, a boiler heats water in a central location. The hot water or pressurized steam is then passed through water pipes to radiators and baseboard heaters. The heat expelled from the pipes, radiators, and baseboards increases the temperature of the air in that particular room.

The water pipes heat the air directly through radiant heat transfer, unlike a forced air heating system that relies on a furnace, blower, and duct system that exchanges cooler air for warmer air.

Related: What is a Furnace?



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